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Roger Lee Huang on Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Tatmadaw

Roger Lee Huang on Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Tatmadaw

Update: 2021-08-031
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I think this actually reflects why we've seen a coup now. Clearly, the coup has really brought serious economic devastation for the entire country and the military itself will also not benefit from this. And that to me is the key, because they're not primarily motivated just by economic incentives and spoils. As a systematic military institution, it is driven by their own identity. Their own perception of what the Myanmar modern nation state should look like.

Roger Lee Huang

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com or a brief primer on Myanmar here.

Roger Lee Huang is a lecturer in terrorism studies and political violence at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the author of The Paradox of Myanmar’s Regime Change.

Key Highlights Include

  • A brief history of modern Myanmar (Burma)
  • Description of the Tatmadaw
  • A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Why is the National League for Democracy (NLD) so popular
  • What are the prospects for democracy in Myanmar


Key Links

The Paradox of Myanmar's Regime Change by Roger Lee Huang

Myanmar’s Way to Genocide: The Rohingya Crisis in a Disciplined Democracy - Video Lecture by Roger Lee Huang

"The Generals Strike Back" by Zoltan Barany from Journal of Democracy


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Roger Lee Huang on Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Tatmadaw

Roger Lee Huang on Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the Tatmadaw

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