Is Burma really buying submarines?

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For the past six months, there have been intermittent reports in the news media and on specialist websites stating that Burma (Myanmar) is developing a submarine capability. If this is true, it has important implications not only for Burma and the region, but also for the wider international community. Dr Andrew Selth, Adjunct Associate Professor at […]

Myanmar becomes Burma, again

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There has been no official announcement, but the Abbott Government seems to have decided to revert to Burma’s old name. In 2012, former Foreign Minister Bob Carr declared that Australia would join the overwhelming majority of countries, international organisations and regional institutions that publicly called Burma by its official name, the Union of Myanmar, which […]

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.

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.