Slow Progress On 'Road Map' To Democracy
- Exporting Instability. Loescher, Gil; Milner, James // World Today;Jul2006, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p16
The article discusses how the military regime of Burma is preventing democratic change and waging war against the country's ethnic nationality parties. For instance, the military regime has extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy activist, for at least another year. In...
- Minorities report. BURRETT, TINA // New Internationalist;Oct2015, Issue 486, p32
The article focuses on the November 8, 2015 election in Burma and whether the various ethnic and religious groups can influence the outcome of the election. Topics discussed include the opportunities and challenges for the minority groups such as attitudes to outsiders, the minority support for...
- Nothing in a name. // Christian Science Monitor;4/28/98, Vol. 90 Issue 106, p12
Contends that the change of name for the Burmese government from the State Law and Order Council to the State Peace and Development Council is a semantic change only, as the government's actions have not changed. Repression of democracy advocates like Aung San Suu Kyi; Why progress in Burma, or...
- Ethnic Insurgency and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar. Ganesan, N. // Asian Journal of Peacebuilding;Nov2015, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p273
On October 15, 2015, the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with eight of the sixteen ethnic armed groups it had been negotiating with. The aim of the Thein Sein government had been to sign the agreement with all sixteen groups, but...
- PROFILE. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Burma;Oct2004, p1
Presents a profile of Burma as of October 2004. Characteristics of its geography; Information on its governmental structure; State of its economy; Ethnic groups.
- GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL CONDITIONS. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Burma;8/3/2011, p5
The article discusses the government and political conditions of Burma as of August 2011. Active or former military members dominate the authoritarian country. Ceasefire groups were pressured by the regime to join a Border Guard Force (BGF) in 2009 but they refused. Ethnic groups in Karen and...
- Background Note: Burma. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Burma;Dec2004, p1
Presents information on Burma. Type of government and political conditions, as of December 2004; Population in 2003, according to a United Nations Population Fund estimate; Ethnic groups in the country.
- WORLD BRIEFS. // Telegraph (Calcutta, India);10/16/2015, p4
The article offers world news briefs as of October 2015 including the Myanmar government's signing of a truce agreement with eight ethnic groups and Israel's reaction to U.S. governments's plan to use force to deal with Palestinian stabbings.
- Infighting Slows Transition. // Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Mar2007, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p7
The article provides a political outlook for Burma as of March 2007. The ruling State Peace and Development Council has announced a plan for transition towards democratic rule in 2003, but progress has been slow. A draft for a constitution for a referendum by the end of 2007 is expected....