FY 2010/2011 Research Topic: 4-02
The Prospects of the Military Regime in Myanmar
More than twenty years have passed since the military took power by force in Myanmar in 1988. The newly-born military government tackled enormous challenges including economic development and national reconciliation. The military government opened its doors to the regional and global economy and inititated the transition toward a market economy. The military government held an election in 1990, although it eventually refused to transfer power to the National League for Democracy, which won a landslide victory. The military achieved a ceasefire with major ethnic insurgents. The international environment surrounding Myanmar has also changed drastically. Thus, the birth of the military government was indeed a historic event for Myanmar. Our study group takes stock of these events and identifies underlying changes to speculate on the future of the military regime in this country.
April 2009 - March 2011
Members of the Research Project
|[ Project Leader ]||KUDO Toshihiro|
|[ Project Coordinator ]||NAKANISHI Yoshihiro|
|INO Kenji (Professor, The University of Kitakyushu)|
|TOSA Keiko （Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies）|
|MASUDA Tomoko （JICA Expert on Education）|
|Zaw Oo （Visiting Lecturer, Chiang Mai University）|
- The result of first year was published in the I.D.E. interim report (in Japanese) in March 2010,
- The final result will be published in the I.D.E. Selection Series (in Japanese) in 2011.