Author: K YhomePublisher: RupaYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 169ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129113238
Scenes of protest and crackdowns have dominated the world’s image of Myanmar. These has been a tendency to view the country exclusively from the prism of political processes, without studying its history, society, economy, culture, and external interactions.It is necessary to bridge the concerns regarding political change with the socio-economic issues thereby formulating an understanding of the country in its totality.Change, however, has taken place in Myanmar both in the domestic front, for better or for worse, and in the way Myanmar sees itself and the way others see it. Regional geopolitics, the rise of China, India and ASEAN member-countries, and Myanmar’s exploitation of natural resources has altered the geopolitical value of Myanmar. Any attempt to deal with the “Myanmar question” needs to take this factor into account.As the international community focuses on bringing about political normalization, it is important to take a relative holistic view of all the relevant factors. This book is an attempt to understand some of these issues in relation to Myanmar.
AcknowledgementsExecutive SummaryCHAPTER 1The Military RegimeCHAPTER IIThe Economic DynamicsCHAPTER IIIThe Politico- Security DynamicsCHAPTER IVMyanmar’s Foreign RelationsCHAPTER VConclusions and SuggestionsAPPENDIX INatural ResourcesAPPENDIX IIEthnic Groups and their PoliticsAPPENDIX III (A)Armed Ethnic Minority OrganisationsAPPENDIX III (B)Ethnic Minority Political Parties – 1990 ElectionA brief Chronology of MyanmarAbbreviationsBibliographyIndexTABLES AND FIGURES TABLESI: The Tatmadaw since 1998II: ` Myanmar’s Trade with Neighbouring CountriesExports and Imports 1985-2003III : Approved FDI Inflows into MyanmarIV : Approved FDI to Myanmar by Countries(as of March 2002 )V : Oil and Gas Fields of MyanmarVI : Location of Major Coal Deposits of MyanmarFIGURESI : Map of Asian HighwayII : Map of Trans-Asian Railway in MyanmarIII : Proposed Pipeline through Myanmar to Yunnan ProvinceIV : The Controversial Naval Base at Hianggyi Island and Intelligence Facility at Greater Coco IslandV : India’s Latest Proposed PipelineVI : The Stilwell Road linking India’s North East and China’s Yunnan ProvinceVII : Hydropower Projects in MyanmarVIII : Ethnic Map of Myanmar