Harnessing Myanmar’s Hydropower and Negotiating Conflict
As the country develops, Myanmar urgently needs to increase electricity generating capacity. In order to do so Naypyidaw must continue to develop the country’s hydropower sector if it hopes to meet ambitious development targets pressed by demands placed on it by new investment projects. This Focus Asia paper looks at the perilous process of harnessing Myanmar’s hydropower, with a particular focus on the volatile developments along the Salween River and their already very present
ability to create conflict.
Legal Constraints of China’s BRI: The Case of Myanmar
Summary There are many consequences of China’s global Belt and Road Initiative. Amongst the least appreciated are the legal implications that arise from its investments. In Myanmar, one of the […]
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 […]
Economic Dreams and Geopolitical Realities: How will the India-China-Russian Dynamic Unfold in Greater Central Asia?
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Greater Central Asia (GCA) has undertaken various efforts to reshape the political and economic landscape of Asia. This has driven a process by […]