Forty-two years after a military coup ended Burma's brief experiment with democracy, the world wonders: Why are the Burmese generals still in power? While the regime maintains its stubborn hold on power, its opposition remains frustrated. In Southeast Asia, where military rule is in decline, why is Burma the holdout?
At this OSI-supported forum, a diverse group of Burma watchers representing a broad spectrum of views on Burma addressed these vital questions.
Organizer and Chair: Maureen Aung-Thwin, Open Society Institute
Discussants: Kavi Chongkittavorn, Independent Scholar; Min Zin, Independent Scholar; Moe Thee Zun, Columbia University; Tin Myain Thein, Independent Scholar