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By Lex Rieffel,Alexis Rieffel

ISBN-10: 0815705050

ISBN-13: 9780815705055

Burma had the brightest customers of any Southeast Asian country after global struggle II. within the years due to the fact, even though, it has dropped to the ground of the world's socioeconomic ladder. The grossly misruled nation—officially referred to as Myanmar—is in the course of a political transition in accordance with a brand new structure and its first multiparty elections in 20 years. That transition, including a contemporary swap in U.S. coverage, triggered this book.

Two army dictators have governed Myanmar with an iron fist for almost fifty years. a favored rebellion in 1988 used to be brutally suppressed, however it compelled the generals to carry an election in 1990. while an anti-regime celebration led by means of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi received through a landside, notwithstanding, the generals rejected the implications, placed Suu Kyi lower than condo arrest for many of 2 a long time, and persisted to take advantage of the country's plentiful assets for his or her personal profit whereas depriving voters of easy prone. Years of Western sanctions had no measurable impression, yet in 2009 the Obama management followed a brand new coverage of "pragmatic engagement," encouraging larger admire of democratic rules and human rights as a foundation for eventual removing of sanctions.

This considerate quantity examines Burma this day essentially throughout the eyes of its ASEAN companions, its superpower buddies China and India, and its personal humans. It presents insights into the overarching challenge of nationwide reconciliation, the strategic pageant among China and India, the position of ASEAN, and the underperforming, resource-cursed economy.

Contributors comprise Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Institute of Southeast Asian experiences, Singapore), Termsak Chalermpalanupap (ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta), David Dapice (Tufts University), Xiaolin Guo (Institute for safeguard & improvement coverage, Stockholm), Gurmeet Kanwal (Centre for Land war stories, New Delhi), Kyaw Yin Hlaing (City collage of Hong Kong), Li Chenyang (Institute of Southeast Asian experiences and Yunnan college, Kunming), Andrew Selth (Griffith college, Brisbane), Michael Vatikiotis (Henry Dunant Centre for Humanitarian discussion, Singapore), Maung Zarni (London college of Economics)

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