Mainly Myanmar (for the moment). New York, Rangoon, Bangkok, & Cambridge. RTs not endorsements.
Joined on 23 April, 2009
Workers' protests bring downtown Yangon to a halt. Severe economic downturn has brought millions to the brink but hasn't yet spilled over into broader unrest, in part a reflection of the very conservative nature of Myanmar society. But that could change.
I agree with @jagowriter (if I'm reading correctly) what's coming is a time for deep introspection and reform in Asia, but that perhaps for the first time in a long time, there's no need to look West for answers or even for the general narrative.
No coincidence that the parts of Burma beyond colonial "economic activity" same parts barely administered (so w/ entirely different colonial experiences) and which after independence have been the site of violent state-building efforts (as well as repeated foreign intervention)
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