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Asian Survey (2022) 63 (1): 90–120.
Published: 27 September 2022
...Paul Vrieze This article examines Myanmar ethnic minorities’ diverse responses to the 2021 military coup. The coup prompted widespread mobilization for a national alliance that aims to replace the junta with a federal democracy. For minority actors this resistance could offer a unique opportunity...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (5): 830–858.
Published: 09 October 2020
...Neil A. Englehart Myanmar has suffered the world’s longest civil war, with continuous combat since shortly before the country’s independence from the UK in 1948. A new National Ceasefire Agreement has raised hopes that peace may finally be in sight. However, optimism should be tempered...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (3): 466–489.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Enze Han This paper discusses the dynamics between Myanmar’s peace process, its mismanagement of the Rohingya crisis, and China’s strategic interests in Myanmar. It examines how internal ethnic conflicts in Myanmar will transpire and the implications for China’s grand strategy of One Belt One Road...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (4): 716–737.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Alexander Dukalskis Myanmar has experienced significant political liberalization since 2011. Alongside the political reforms, a peace process to end the country’s several insurgencies has continued. This article analyzes this “double transition” by asking how political liberalization has shaped...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 142–149.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Stephen McCarthy The new government in Myanmar in 2016 faced many of its predecessor’s challenges; however, some progress was made in policy reversals and legislative reform. Although the government hosted a major ethnic peace conference, violence erupted again in Rakhine State as community...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (3): 488–511.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Patrick Strefford The historical legacy of Japan-Myanmar relations provides an important rationale for the current economic cooperation. This underpins the perception that Japan is in a “special” position that allows it to seek its bounty—to reap the rewards from its investment. © 2016...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (3): 512–531.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Lam Peng Er There is the perception in Japan that a reforming Myanmar is Japan’s “final frontier” in Asia. Indeed, Japan is enthusiastically seeking a larger political and economic role there and appears confident about competing with China for influence. © 2016 by the Regents of the University...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Marco Bünte This article argues that Myanmar is experiencing the beginning of a protracted transition, in which the military, the opposition, and the country’s civil society are renegotiating political space. The protracted transition might take decades, and opposition forces and civil society...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 138–147.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Stephen McCarthy The general election dominated events in Myanmar, while the government pushed for a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement before the polls. Attention was drawn to student protests and the plight of the Rohingya boat people. Major flooding caused havoc throughout the country and moderated...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (6): 1217–1240.
Published: 01 December 2015
... connectivity goals will determine its future role in the region. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 connectivity India’s regional diplomacy China ASEAN Myanmar K. YHOME The Burma Roads India s Search for Connectivity through Myanmar ABSTRACT Even as economic benefits...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (4): 641–664.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Ian Holliday; Maw Htun Aung; Cindy Joelene Myanmar has long been rigidly centralized. In 2011, however, 14 regional and state assemblies were established. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, this article evaluates the performance of 10 assemblies toward the end of their initial five-year mandate...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 93–100.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Ian Holliday In 2012, Myanmar experienced another tumultuous year of reform. Executive, legislative, and civic institutions advanced, but public administration and the judiciary remained largely unchanged. While some ethnic relations improved, others descended into bitter conflict. Economic...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (4): 666–686.
Published: 01 August 2012
... for further opening in the future. Email: < neile@bgsu.edu >. © 2012 by the Regents of the University of California 2012 Burma Myanmar elections democracy SPDC Asian Survey, Vol. 52, Number 4, pp. 666 686. ISSN 0004-4687, electronic ISSN 1533-838X. © 2012 by the Regents...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (1): 157–164.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Sean Turnell Overall, 2011 was a year of significant change in Myanmar. By year-end, there was hope that political and economic reforms—incomplete and fragile—were at last underway. Myanmar continued to be an important regional exporter of energy and resources, but in other areas underperformed...
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Asian Survey (2011) 51 (1): 148–154.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Sean Turnell The dominant issue in Myanmar throughout 2010 was the elections finally held on November 7. These were the culmination of the ruling junta's roadmap toward "disciplined democracy" but were neither free nor fair. A major development the same month was the release from house arrest...
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Asian Survey (2008) 48 (6): 1038–1058.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Ian Holliday Democratization studies now highlight potentially derailing problems such as warlike nationalism and violent ethnic conflict. In Myanmar, where ethnic tension runs deep, the risks are especially great. Political reformers should work within the framework of the military junta's planned...
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Asian Survey (2008) 48 (6): 889–910.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., it is necessary to deconstruct the various “myths” of Panglong. © 2008 by The Regents of the University of California. 2008 Burma Myanmar Panglong ethnic conflict ETHNICITY, CONFLICT, AND HISTORY IN BURMA The Myths of Panglong Matthew J. Walton Abstract The effects of the 1947 Panglong Agreement...
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Asian Survey (2008) 48 (6): 1018–1037.
Published: 01 December 2008
... by The Regents of the University of California. 2008 Burma Myanmar military intra-military groupings LOOKING INSIDE THE BURMESE MILITARY Win Min Abstract This article examines the internal dynamics of the Burmese military, focusing on struggles at the top level. It will explore the nature...
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Asian Survey (2008) 48 (1): 13–19.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung; Maung Aung Myoe Myanmar's military regime drew global condemnation in September 2007 when it brutally suppressed anti-government demonstrations. Although this junction appeared to be a turning point since it facilitated greater international intervention, recent events...