Political Update

Table of Contents

2: The dramatic events of 2007 in Myanmar: domestic and international implications
Introduction
The fuel-price protests of August 2007
Myanmar fuel policy
Why a different reaction this time?
The events of September 2007 and their impact
The events of September 2007
The significance of the involvement of Buddhist clergy
Domestic implications
The impact on the regime’s political program
Socioeconomic issues
Dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
References
3: Internal dynamics of the Burmese military: before, during and after the 2007 demonstrations
Introduction
Historical antecedents
Characteristics of the SLORC period (1988–92)
Internal dynamics before the August–September 2007 demonstrations
Internal dynamics during the August–September 2007 demonstrations
Internal dynamics after the August–September 2007 demonstrations
Future scenarios
References