Dramatic changes took place in Myanmar beginning in 2011 that began a transition in this country from half a century of military rule to a hybrid system of government with competitive elections, a lively parliament, a remarkably free media, and an energetic civil society. That transition came to an abrupt halt in 2021 when elected members of the country’s ruling party were deposed by the military. Since that time, the military has continued to try and assert its control over all sectors of society, and the environment is unstable and chaotic.

Posted February 16, 2023
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