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.
On the Path to Civil War: Beijing Navigates Post-Coup Myanmar
Abstract Protests against the military’s February 1 coup d’état continue in Myanmar. On March 27, the bloodiest day yet, over 114 civilians, including many children, were shot by regime forces. […]
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 […]
Water as a Political Security Tool: The Himalaya’s Strategic Conundrum
Abstract Fresh water has no substitute, and its availability has been declining sharply around the globe. In Asia, China’s role as a multidirectional and trans-border water provider is debatable. Analysis […]
British Naval Activities in the South China Sea: a Double-Edged sword?
Since early 2019 the UK’s Royal Navy has increased its joint military exercises with the US Navy in the South China Sea. In mid-January the Royal Navy frigate Argyll and […]