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BURMA BRIEFING:
ISSUES & CONCERNS VOLUME 1

 
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Issues and Concerns Vol. 1 contains a selection of articles covering background information on a wide range of Burma-related issues. Topics covered in the book include:

• Basic Facts on Burma
• A Brief History
• Reshuffling the SPDC Deck
• The National League for Democracy (NLD)
• Who’s Who
• Burma’s Economy: Soldiers Are Not Economists
• Ethnic Diversity: No Barrier to Unity
• Federalism & The Union of Burma
• The 8888 General Strike
• The 1990 General Elections in Burma
• The Depayin Massacre
• Roadmap To Democracy: Buying Time
Burma’s National Convention: Illegitimate, Unrepresentative & Oppressive
• Undermining Regional Security
• Burma & The International Community
• Advancing Regional Interests
• Burma: ASEAN’s Shame
• The Un Secretary-General & His Special Envoy
• Civil Society’s Response to the Crisis In Burma
• International Initiatives: Strength Elicits Results
• Economic Sanctions: A Consequence of the Regime’s Inflexibility
Who Needs the Rule of Law?
• Repression of Pro-Democracy Activists
• Abuses Against Ethnic Nationalities
• Press Freedom Denied
• Human Trafficking
• Military Rule Is Bad for Your Health
• Violence Against Women
• Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)