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The Coup in Burma

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In this extra episode David catches up with Thant Myint-U to discuss the latest developments in Burma (Myanmar), following the overthrow of Aung San Suu Kyi's government. What prompted the generals to act? What do the protestors want? And what does it mean for the future of Burmese democracy? Thant Myint-U is the author of The Hidden History of Burma.


Further Reading


https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v41/n22/thant-myint-u/not-a-single-year-s-peace


https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Myanmar-should-use-COVID-crisis-to-end-30-years-of-crony-capitalism


https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/en/myanmar-needs-to-reimagine-its-economic-future/


http://themimu.info/sites/themimu.info/files/documents/Policy_Note_Poverty_Food_Insecurity_Social_Protection_during_COVID-19_IFPRI_Nov2020.pdf


 

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by David Runciman and Catherine Carr