Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

3-2012

Abstract

The political reforms that have occurred from August 2011 in Myanmar have captured international attention due in part to the overwhelming desire for the pariah of ASEAN to move toward better governance and greater political liberalization. The unexpected changes began in August 2011 when the current president Thein Sein rallied reformers in his Cabinet and sat down with the country’s de facto opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to move the country toward national reconciliation. Over the last seven months, Myanmar’s military leadership has begun a process of liberalization that is unprecedented.

Keywords

Myanmar, Russia, foreign relations, political leadership

Discipline

Asian Studies | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

ASEAN Newsletter

First Page

2

Last Page

3

Publisher

Institute of Strategic and International Studies

City or Country

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.isis.org.my/index.php/component/content/article/1199

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