“It was a dramatic backslide for Myanmar, which was emerging from decades of strict military rule and international isolation that began in 1962. It was also a shocking fall from power for Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate who had lived under house arrest for years as she tried to push her country toward democracy and then became its de facto leader after her National League for Democracy won elections in 2015.” AP: Myanmar’s military takes power in coup, detains Suu Kyi. (It feels a little different reading about coups these days, doesn’t it…)

+ Explainer: Why did the military stage a coup in Myanmar?