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The EU’s Development Policy in Myanmar (March 2014)

The EU’s Development Policy in Myanmar (March 2014)

Three years into the Myanmar peace process, the country remains plagued by corruption, ethnic conflicts, and religious tensions. The new government was formed in 2011 by Thein Sein, who retired from his military career in 2010. This shows a civil-military relationship that is characterised by deeply the entrenchment of economic and political interests on the

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Thailand’s Search for Legitimate Authority (March 2014)

Thailand’s Search for Legitimate Authority (March 2014)

As the crisis in Thailand enters its fourth month, the political unrest continues taking its toll on the Thai economy, despite a scaling down of the protests, after the leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee, Suthep Thaugsuban, urged protesters to assemble at Lumpini park. Meanwhile, Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army Prayuth

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ASEAN: A Complex Phenomenon in a Complex Region (January 2014)

ASEAN: A Complex Phenomenon in a Complex Region (January 2014)

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has, since its inception in 1967, experienced great economic success through regional integration, and is perceived to be a prized catch both economically and politically. Yet ASEAN is far from reaching its potential. Many observers do not consider the organisation capable of handling its economic or security challenges

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