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Charney, Michael W. (2021) No Change Without National Revolution: The Two Myanmars and the Two International Systems. In: Myanmar Genocide Memorial Event by the Free Rohingya Coalition, August 25, 2021, London.

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Abstract

The solution can only happen with country-level revolution, and I mean here regime change not necessarily violence, which I am not free to advocate. And this will have to occur facing not only the opposition of the Tatmadaw, but also with a clear understanding that outside help, support from other states in the international system, will be weak or non-existent. The Rohingya cannot achieve this on their own just as the NUG cannot achieve this on their own. Moreover, the international system is positioned for more external support to be given to the Min Aung Hlaing regime, regardless of sanctions, as we have a weak, porous, and divided international system. A revolution in the international system might of course make change more immediately realisable, someday, to Myanmar, or it might make things even worse. But the only short-term path to bringing the mundane existence of Myanmar into line with the best imaginaries of Myanmar is nothing short of state change within the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Keywords: Rohingya, Burma, Myanmar, International System, Min Aung Hlaing
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 10:17
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/35474

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