Myanmar’s international pariah status has deepened with the filing of three separate international lawsuits against the country in November 2019 regarding atrocities against the Rohingya people. Economic forecasts indicate that the economy is on the right track but local business progress remains sluggish. The peace process has stalled, and armed conflict continues in some major cities, with increasing numbers displaced. The government's focus on the Rohingya crisis and amending the constitution are likely aimed to rally domestic support for the election scheduled for 2020.
Myanmar in 2019: Deepening International Pariah Status and Backsliding Peace Process at Home
Min Zin is a founding member and the Executive Director of the Institute for Strategy and Policy (Myanmar), which is an independent think-tank. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Email: <email@example.com>
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Min Zin; Myanmar in 2019: Deepening International Pariah Status and Backsliding Peace Process at Home. Asian Survey 1 February 2020; 60 (1): 140–145. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.140
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