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.
Myanmar, Russia, foreign relations, political leadership
Asian Studies | Political Science
Institute of Strategic and International Studies
City or Country
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
WELSH, Bridget, "Avoiding Russia's Path in Myanmar" (2012). Research Collection School of Social Sciences. Paper 1301.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1301