Located at the junction of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Myanmar is one of the most important countries in the world's geopolitical landscape. Its ongoing political and economic reforms arouse growing concern from the international community, especially great powers like the US, Japan, India and China. Will the demostic reform bring Myanmar back to the international community? How and to which extent does the demostic reform change Myanmar's relations with other countries?This book is based on papers presented at an international conference on Myanmar held at the Institute of Myanmar Studies in Yunnan University, China in 2014. Based on their long-term observation and studies, experts from China, Laos, Myanmar, Germany, Singapore and the US share their opinions on Myanmar's domestic reform and foreign relations, as well as the current situation and future prospect. This book contributes to better understanding of Myanmar in its dramatic political and social transition.Contents:Myanmar's Foreign Relations:China–Myanmar Relations Since 2011 (Hao Zhigang)Myanmar: In Search of Lost Equilibrium (David I Steinberg)Myanmar Foreign Policy under New Government: Changes and Prospects (Chaw Chaw Sein)Myanmar Looks to ASEAN First for Its Future (Larry Jagan)China–Myanmar Relations Since Naypyidaw's Political Transition: How Beijing can Balance Short-Term Interests and Long-Term Values (Li Chenyang and James Char)China–Myanmar's Relations after 2010: Political Reform, Local Development and Cross-Border Cooperation (Nora Schlenzig)The Focus Change of American Sanction Policies to Myanmar: From Democracy to National Reconciliation (Wang Zichang)Myanmar's Reforms and Opening the New Charpter with Japan (Khin Ma Ma Myo)New Developments in Japan–Myanmar Relations after the Thein Sein Administration came to Power (Bi Shihong)Myanmar's Political Reform and Transition:Myanmar's Reform: Current Situation and Future Prospect (Ko Ko Hlaing)The Motivations and Game in Myanmar's Transition (Zhai Kun and Song Qingrun)Does the New Political Development Pattern Occur in Myanmar?: Approaching the Analysis of State–Society Interaction Relation Since 2008 (Chen Yi-Chun and Soong Jenn-Jaw)Myanmar's Economic and Political Transition and Chinese Investment in Myanmar (Lu Guangsheng and Jin Zhen)Current Situation and Developing Tendency in Myanmar:Reintegrating into the International Community: Opportunities and Challenges for Myanmar (U Khin Maung Nyunt)The Role of Myanmar's Media in Democratization: Challenges Not Overcome or Opportunities Missed? (Aung Tun)Emerging Patterns of Parliamentary Politics (Renaud Egreteau)Myanmar Ethnic Peace Process: Strategy of the Myanmar Government in the Ongoing Democratic Transition (Su Mon Th Thazin Aung)Myanmar's Resource Nationalism and Its Influence (Luo Shengrong)Readership: Political scientists, undergraduates, graduate students, general readers interested in Myanmar studies.
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 423 pages
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