Through his retelling of modern Burmese history, Thant Myin-U traces the often-overlooked causes of conflict in a complicated nation. Among them: ethno-nationalism, indeed, but also burgeoning capitalist markets, seismic economic restructuring, proletarianization and the thunderous march of neoliberalism. Continue reading Burmese Days: Whither the National League for Democracy?
“America first” may have created the strategic space for historical hegemons, but there is a new stakeholder on the scene that has so far struggled to adequately assess the issue – China. Continue reading The Belt and Road Interrupted? Karabakh Tests Chinese Diplomacy