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    Conflict or Peace? Ethnic Unrest Intensifies in Burma

    23 Junio 2011
    Policy briefing

    The breakdown in the ceasefire of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) with the central government represents a major failure in national politics and threatens to escalate to serious humanitarian crisis if not immediately addressed.

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    Burma at the Crossroads

    05 Junio 2012
    Policy briefing

    The people of Burma are at a critical juncture in their struggle for democracy and ethnic reform. Decisions taken by leading parties and protagonists in the months ahead could well define the direction of national politics for many years to come.

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    Unlevel Playing Field: Burma’s Election Landscape

    30 Septiembre 2010
    Policy briefing

    "Opposition parties participating in the process view boycotting the elections as a strategic mistake. The only way forward for them is to play a better game of chess, making the best strategic use of the limited space available."

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    Burma in 2010: A Critical Year in Ethnic Politics

    08 Junio 2010
    Policy briefing

    Resolution of Burma's longstanding ethnic crises is integral to the achievement of real peace, democracy and constitutional government

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    Ending Burma’s Conflict Cycle?

    21 Febrero 2012
    Policy briefing

    Peace does not just involve the government and ethnic armed opposition groups, but involves all of Burma's citizens.

  6. From Aspirations to Solutions

    • Burma Centrum Netherlands
    18 Diciembre 2013
    Report

    Hopes remain that, through political negotiation, democratic reforms will be achieved which lead to just and inclusive solutions. But as the countdown to the 2015 general election begins, concerns are growing that essential reforms will not be delivered.

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    Burma's Cease-fires at Risk

    • Tom Kramer
    15 Septiembre 2009

    In August the Burma army occupied the Kokang region after several days of fighting, ending two decades of cease-fire with the ethnic minority group. The resumption of fighting in northern Burma raises speculation about the other cease-fires. Tensions are rising and the cease-fire groups have put their armed forces on high alert.

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    Assessing Burma/Myanmar’s New Government

    19 Abril 2012
    Policy briefing

    Burma is in the midst of its most important period of political transition in over two decades. TNI and BCN hosted a conference to look at the challenges and opportunities in five key areas: politics, ethnic relations, the economy, social and humanitarian affairs, and the international landscape.

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    Ethnic Peace and Political Participation

    23 Agosto 2012
    Report

    Ceasefires have been agreed; the NLD has elected representatives in the national legislatures; Western sanctions are being lifted; and the World Bank and other international agencies are returning to set up office in the country. Such developments are likely to have a defining impact on ethnic politics, which remains one of the central challenges facing the country today.

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    Ethnic Politics in Burma: The Time for Solutions

    14 Febrero 2011
    Policy briefing

    Following the shake-up of Burmese politics last year, the country's military leaders now face the challenge of introducing a new system while ethnic tensions and exclusions remain.

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    The United Wa State Party

    • Tom Kramer
    10 Octubre 2007
    Report

    This monograph argues that although the United Wa State Party (UWSP) has been branded by the international community as a "narco-trafficking army;' the organization has an ethnic nationalist agenda whose aim is to build a Wa state within Burma.

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    Burma: Neither War Nor Peace

    05 Julio 2009
    Report

    Whilst a twenty year ceasefire still holds, there is unlikely to be peace and democracy in Burma without a political settlement that addresses ethnic minority needs and goals.

  13. The significance of Myanmar’s 2010 election

    Trevor Wilson
    29 Diciembre 2010
    En los medios

    TNI mentioned as background reading material for understanding Burmese elections.

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    The limits of Chinese expansionism

    Shawn W. Crispin
    29 Diciembre 2010
    En los medios

    China's fast growing capital expansion within South East Asia is raising concerns about landgrabs and exploitative practices, especially as it is often aligned with support for authoritarian regimes such as Burma.

     
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    Suu Kyi’s release far from certain

    Tom Kramer, Nirmal Ghosh
    21 Octubre 2010
    En los medios

    The Burmese elections will be the most defining moment in Burmese politics for a generation, but Aung San Suu Kyi's rumoured possibility of release is still uncertain.

  16. The colour of money

    Phil Thornton
    01 Diciembre 2010
    En los medios

    Despite a questionable human rights record, foreign governments and companies are investing billions of dollars to get their hands on the country's natural resources

  17. Nu begint het moeilijke werk

    Minka Nijhuis
    13 Abril 2012
    En los medios

    De oppositie in Burma behaalde op 1 april een klinkende verkiezingsoverwinning. De verwachtingen zijn hoog gespannen. Te hoog?


  18. Consequences of the Kokang crisis for peace, democracy in Myanmar

    31 Julio 2015
    En los medios

    The Nation - The renewed violence in the Kokang region of the northern Shan state in February has had serious repercussions for efforts to solve ethnic conflict in Myanmar and end the decades-old civil war.

  19. TNI: Kokang- why and how to resolve it

    05 Agosto 2015
    En los medios

    Shan Herald - The briefing paper, which is 22 pages plus 6 more pages of endnotes, released by Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute (TNI) last month, has given us a convincing explanation of how the fight in Kokang which began on 9 February and is still ongoing started.

  20. Why There’s Less to Burma’s Peace Process Than Meets the Eye

    26 Mayo 2015
    En los medios

    Foreign Policy Group - If you’ve been following the news from Burma over the past two months, you’ll have probably heard encouraging talk of a looming end to the country’s decades-old civil war. According to the headlines, negotiators from the government and ethnic rebel groups have been closing in on the holy grail of a Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA), which aims to halt 60 years of ethnic conflict. Lately, though, it’s become painfully apparent that there’s a bit less to the whole story than meets the eye.

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