The Challenges of Trust Building in Myanmar
Myanmar is currently undergoing a transition in which trust building will be essential to establishing the country along a path of peaceful development.While progress has been made, there are some significant challenges ahead. This paper outlines some of these main challenges and obstacles in regard to building trust at all levels of society as well as links them to the prospects of success for peace, political development, and civil society formation.
Mental Illness: Myanmar’s Hidden Epidemic
Myanmar urgently needs to improve mental health care and achieving that objective will require a change of attitude by policy makers and the wider community. A report released last year […]
A Return to War: Militarized Conflicts in Northern Shan State
Introduction Myanmar’s internal armed conflict erupted in 1948 just after it gained independence from Britain. The principle armed actors in Myanmar’s civil wars have involved the Myanmar Defense Services, or […]
Creatively Managing China-Vietnam Relations in the South China Sea
Bilateral relations between China and Vietnam over the South China Sea dispute have improved in the last couple of years as evidenced by the January summit between the two leaders. […]