Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion
Contains history and analysis of conflicts relating politics, religions, ethnicity, election and borderlands. Narrates ethno-political insurgency and peace process under Thein Seng government, violence and feminist politics in Kachin state. Demonstrates problematic marginal areas, such as the Pa-O-Self-Administration zone in southern Shan state, landmines as community protection in eastern Myanmar. Focuses on political process, the major election in 2015 and its consequences, covering the military’s actions, the election results in Rakhine State based on ethnicity and Buddhist nationalism, the and its legislative reform. Assesses communal violence, public perceptions of the fragile Myanmar, Islamophobia, politics against Buddhist welfare in provinces, and difficulties in managing Myanmar-Bangladesh borderlands.