Shan Ethnic Army Claims Dialogue with the Junta Has Fallen Through

The Shan State Army-North (SSPP-N) said any discussions with the junta are “useless,” and the only way to reach federal democracy is through armed conflict. 

Should the SSPP enter the conflict, it could potentially bring in more alliances, such as the United Wa States Army (UWSA). Another possibility is potentially opening a new front in the war, impacting the balance of Southern Shan State. 

The SSPP/SSA is opposed to the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) and its armed wing, the SSPP-South, over territory amid other issues. Despite having a ceasefire, the two groups still have problems.