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Charney, Michael W. (2022) Why is Burma Headed the Way it is Now? In: SOAS British Red Cross Society Myanmar Advocacy Week Talk with Prof. Michael W. Charney and Dr. Tharaphi Than, 17 March 2022, Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London.

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The events in Myanmar that everyone seems to want to know about are the coup of 1 February 2021, the arrest and trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, the CDM and now civil war, the Ethnic Armies, and the NUG, and the relationship of the situation in Myanmar to the Great Game now played between the US and the PRC as well as India and Russia, and in addition how the older Rohingya crisis is going to be resolved. As complicated as all of this is, there are many more things that are work that you will have heard less about, including the quasi secession of Rakhine under the Arakan Army, that are essential to understand what is going on. I argue that everything happening in Myanmar now can be explained by the consequences of four overlapping imperialism. Their effects are layered and inter-act and the problems too complicated actually for anyone to easily resolved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Other)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 12:58

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