Burma puts its stamp on the world

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When subjects like soft power and public diplomacy are discussed in forums, few people have postage stamps in mind, but there has long been a close connection between philately and foreign policy according to Dr Andrew Selth in a recent post for the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter.  Read the full article here.

When Aung San Suu Kyi comes to call

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At one level, Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Australia last week was all high praise, inspiring speeches and standing ovations. At another level, it was hard-headed politics, diplomatic signals and muted criticisms. At times, history was simplified or re-written to suit the occasion. In other words, there were no surprises and on all sides […]

Bombings in Burma: the long view

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The recent spate of terrorist bombings in Burma has not injured many people or caused much property damage, but it is a reminder of the country’s multi-faceted internal security problems.  Dr Andrew Selth comments further in a recent opinion piece in the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter.  Read the full article here.

Burma: two WMD developments

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Dr Andrew Selth discusses two developments in the long-running saga of Burma’s reported interest in acquiring weapons of mass destruction in an opinion piece in the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter.  Read the full article here.

Singapore and Myanmar cooperation

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Aung San Suu Kyi has recently made a diplomatic visit to Singapore.  Singapore was Myanmar’s most valuable international ally during the decades Yangon (Rangoon) spent under international sanctions.  Research by Dr Andrew Selth, Griffith Asia Institute is mentioned in the article.  You can read the full article here.

Risk and reward with Burma’s security sector

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The initiatives for closer ties between the West and Burma’s police and armed forces, summarised in a previous post, have aroused the ire of the activist community, which has been quick to remind everyone that the armed forces still dominate politics in Burma, according to Dr Andrew Selth in a blog posted on the Lowy […]