A few months ago, several activist organisations expressed outrage at reports that the UN had invited Burma (Myanmar) to participate in peacekeeping operations (PKOs). The furore has since died down, but Naypyidaw’s critics are reasserting themselves in a number of ways and the question will doubtless arise again.

With that in mind, it is helpful to look more closely at Burma’s fluctuating relationship with the UN, the reported PKO invitation and recent moves to curb engagement with Burma.

Associate Professor Andrew Selth, adjunct member of the Griffith Asia Institute, discusses the changing relationship between Burma (Myanmar) and the United Nations in an article for The Lowy Interpreter.

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