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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)