Adjunct Professor, Griffith Asia Institute – Griffith University
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Military Manpower has become a critical factor for Myanmar's Junta
Victories by Myanmar’s ethnic insurgents over the past three months have resulted in a strategic shift in the civil war, and in the balance of power in Myanmar. Manpower is a key factor in an existential conflict.
Myanmar Accused of Nuclear Weapons Ambitions – Again
Claims that Myanmar’s military junta is interested in acquiring nuclear weapons should be treated warily given the history of poor punditry on the issue, writes Andrew Selth.
A Tale of Two Myanmars
As the civil war in Myanmar drags on, most foreign governments appear to have concluded that the military regime will survive and that their own national interests dictate they should recognise it as the country’s government, writes Andrew Selth. Sham elections scheduled for later this year are likely to only highlight this attitude.
The executions in Myanmar: What was the Junta thinking?
Andrew Selth analyses the grim logic that led Myanmar’s military junta to embark on a charade of legal process and then execute four pro-democracy activists last week.
Myanmar’s civil war and the myth of military victory
Analysts of the civil war in Myanmar are daring to entertain the prospect of the junta’s defeat. But Andrew Selth argues total victory for either side is likely to prove elusive.