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FY 2010/2011 Research Topic: 4-02
The Prospects of the Military Regime in Myanmar

Outline

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.

Period

April 2009 - March 2011

Members of the Research Project

[ Project Leader ] KUDO Toshihiro
[ Project Coordinator ] NAKANISHI Yoshihiro
YAMADA Miwa
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)

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