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Posts Tagged ‘Military Dictatorship’ (12 found)

Civil-Military Relations in Burma: Portents, Predictions and Possibilities

Executive Summary

Burma boasts the world’s most durable military dictatorship, but civil-military relations in the country have never been static. Until 1988, a distinction seems to have been made between the military government, which was generally held in low esteem, and the armed forces as an institution, which was more widely respected. Over the past 20 years, however, popular attitudes toward both have deteriorated markedly. Among the civilian population, the standing of both the armed forces and the regime are now as low as they have ever been. This seems likely to remain the case for years to come.[…]

August 2, 2010  •  By Griffith Asia Institute,Andrew Selth  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma regime continues to target civilians, UK tells UN Security Council

The British government has told the United Nations Security Council that Burma’s military dictatorship continues to target civilians, particularly from ethnic minorities, during a debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict on 7th July 2010[…]

July 8, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign Uk  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤