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Burma Project publications
Burma's Ethnic Challenge: From Aspirations to Solutions. October 2013 (pdf)
Report. Burma Policy Briefing Series Nr 12. "Important steps have been made in national reconciliation during the past two years. But promises and ceremonies will never be enough. The long-standing aspirations of Burma's peoples for peace and justice must find solutions during the present time of national transition."
The Kachin Crisis: Peace Must Prevail. March 2013 (pdf)
Briefing - Burma Policy Briefing Series Nr 10. As 2012 progressed, perceptions of the real nature of change under the Thein Sein government were challenged by a series of disturbing events in which serious violence and mass displacement of civilians occurred in several parts of the country.
Developing Disparity. February 2013 (pdf)
Report. Unless foreign direct investment in Burma's war-torn borderlands is refocused towards people-centered development, it is likely to deepen disparity between the region's most neglected peoples and Burma's new military, business and political elite and exacerbate a decades-long civil war.
Ethnic Peace and Political Participation. August 2012 (pdf)
Report. Ceasefires have been agreed; the NLD has elected representatives in the national legislatures; Western sanctions are being lifted; and the World Bank and other international agencies are returning to set up office in the country. Such developments are likely to have a defining impact on ethnic politics, which remains one of the central challenges facing the country today.
Burma at the Crossroads. June 2012 (pdf)
Briefing - Burma Policy Briefing Series Nr 9. The people of Burma are at a critical juncture in their struggle for democracy and ethnic reform. Decisions taken by leading parties and protagonists in the months ahead could well define the direction of national politics for many years to come.
Assessing Burma/Myanmar's New Government. April 2012 (pdf)
Briefing. Burma is in the midst of its most important period of political transition in over two decades. TNI and BCN hosted a conference to look at the challenges and opportunities in five key areas: politics, ethnic relations, the economy, social and humanitarian affairs, and the international landscape.
Civil Society Gaining Ground. November 2011 (pdf)
Report. Local organisations have adopted different strategies towards the authoritarian government in Burma. Focussing on the dynamics of civil society Tom Kramer looks into the possibilities and risks of growing international interest in engagement with these groups.
Conflict or Peace? Ethnic Unrest Intensifies in Burma. June 2011 (pdf)
Briefing. Burma Policy Briefing Series Nr 7. The breakdown in the ceasefire of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) with the central government represents a major failure in national politics and threatens to escalate to serious humanitarian crisis if not immediately addressed.