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Title: Author Talk and Book Discussion With Professor (Dr.) Nehginpao Kipgen
Other Titles: Discussants Prof.(Dr.) Sreeram Chaulia, Prof. R Sudarshan and Prof.(Dr.) Gitanjali Surendran
Authors: Global Library
Issue Date: 3-Jul-2019
Abstract: The purpose of this book is to provide an in-depth analysis of Myanmar's (also known as Burma) political history since independence. The book is divided into nine chapters based on the themes covered. The contents of the book are drawn from a collection of the author's own works from 2005 to 2014, covering a wide range of domestic and diplomatic issues. The first chapter analyzes ethnic and religious diversity. It explains how the problems of today are historically rooted and stresses the need for building mutual trust between ethnic minorities and the ethnic-Burman led central government. The second chapter analyzes human rights problems and transitional challenges as a result of the inherent role of military in politics. The third chapter focuses on electoral politics - the controversy surrounding the 2010 general election, and the understanding reached between the government and the opposition groups before the 2012 by-election. It discusses how the military systematically implemented the electoral process to its advantage. The fourth chapter discusses the role of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar politics and analyzes the challenges Suu Kyi faces as a politician. The fifth chapter analyzes US-Myanmar relations under two US presidents - George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama. It primarily focuses on how the bilateral relations gradually shifted from isolation to engagement. The sixth chapter discusses India-Myanmar relations and how the Indian foreign policy shifted from prodemocracy to pro-military government. The seventh chapter analyzes the circumstances under which European Union-Myanmar relations improved in recent years. The eighth chapter analyzes the role of the United Nations in the process of Myanmar's democracy movement - how the organization was ineffective in addressing Myanmar's problems due to disagreements among the five permanent members. The ninth chapter discusses Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Myanmar relations and how ASEAN's engagement policy failed to resolve human rights problems in Myanmar.
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