China in Transitionary Myanmar: Challenging paths to democratization and peace
Citation: Abb, Pascal/Adhikari, Monalisa (2021): China in transitionary Myanmar. Challenging paths to democratization and peace, PRIF Spotlight 5/2021.
About: The recent military coup in Myanmar reversed a decade-long experiment towardsSpotlight0521 incremental political liberal-ization. At the same time, it also brought China’s engagement there back into the spotlight, and initial Chinese reactions led to suspicions that Beijing had welcomed or even aided the return to military rule. However, the reality of China’s role in Myanmar’s democratic transition and simultaneous peace process is far more compli-cated, and instructive for its overall engagement in conflict societies.
PRIF SPOTLIGHT: The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) is the largest institute for peace research in Germany. PRIF sets out to analyze the causes of violent inter-national and internal conflicts, carrying out research into the conditions neces-sary for peace and working to spread the concept of peac