Shadows Across The Golden Land Myanmar s Opening Foreign Influence And Investment

As Myanmar moves ahead with its transition to democracy and with economic development, this book is recommended for both those who watch the country with interest and those who consider the ways in which the international community ...

Author: Simon S C Tay

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789813273566

Category: History

Page: 476

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What are the political and economic challenges facing Myanmar as it opens to the world? And what are the opportunities and responsibilities for the international community to influence and also invest in the country?This book aims to provide readers with an assessment that integrates analysis with on-the-ground experience and insights, drawn from closely engaging with Myanmar since the country began to move towards democracy and open to the world. In order for readers to appreciate emerging trends and developments, the book evaluates the efforts of the recent Thein Sein administration and current National League of Democracy government up to the present day. It also identifies key events from the colonial period through to the decades when the country was under military rule, cut off from much of the international community. The on-going crisis in Myanmar's Rakhine State and the controversial situation of the Rohingya are examined at length, with an effort to contextualise these events in wider challenges of geopolitics and national reforms to rehabilitate the government and the economy.The book presents readers with a clear view of how the country might progress beyond current obstacles, and highlights the opportunities that remain for those willing to engage constructively for the longer term in the opening of this frontier economy and once-pariah state. As Myanmar moves ahead with its transition to democracy and with economic development, this book is recommended for both those who watch the country with interest and those who consider the ways in which the international community interacts with the region and Myanmar.

Under Beijing s Shadow

But Lao producers have been worried in recent years as the price of rubber has fallen because of oversupply on the global ... that Beijing provided companies investing in the Golden Triangle area of Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand under ...

Author: Murray Hiebert

Publisher: Center for Strategic & International Studies

ISBN: 9781442281400

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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China’s rise and stepped-up involvement in Southeast Asia have prompted a blend of anticipation and unease among its smaller neighbors. The stunning growth of China has yanked up the region’s economies, but its militarization of the South China Sea and dam building on the Mekong River has nations wary about Beijing’s outsized ambitions. Southeast Asians long felt relatively secure, relying on the United States as a security hedge, but that confidence began to slip after the Trump administration launched a trade war with China and questioned the usefulness of traditional alliances. This compelling book provides a snapshot of ten countries in Southeast Asia by exploring their diverse experiences with China and how this impacts their perceptions of Beijing’s actions and its long-term political, economic, military, and “soft power” goals in the region.

Explaining ASEAN

Or is it no more than an instrument used by its members to advance their individual interests? Addressing these questions, Shaun Narine offers a comprehensive political analysis of ASEAN from its creation in 1967 through the events of 2001.

Author: Shaun Narine

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1588261298

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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Is ASEAN the foundation of a strong regional community in Southeast Asia? Or is it no more than an instrument used by its members to advance their individual interests? Addressing these questions, Shaun Narine offers a comprehensive political analysis of ASEAN from its creation in 1967 through the events of 2001. Reflecting both the accomplishments and the limitations of the organization, Explaining ASEAN explores issues of regional security, economic stability - and the growing expectations of the international community. Narine's trenchant analysis makes it clear that, unless ASEAN can resolve the problems of inadequate resources and disagreements among the member states, its future as an effective, active international regime is doubtful.

The Growth and Sustainability of Agriculture in Asia

This book presents an extensive account of the green revolution's effect on the performance of Asian agriculture over the past two decades, as well as the second-generation problems that the green revolution is now experiencing.

Author: Mingsan Khāosa‘āt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050757791

Category: Agricultural productivity

Page: 303

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This book presents an extensive account of the green revolution's effect on the performance of Asian agriculture over the past two decades, as well as the second-generation problems that the green revolution is now experiencing.

As Borders Bend

This innovative book examines the complexities of de-bordering and re-bordering through a structured comparison of seven transborder subregions along the western Pacific Rim and an extended comparative analysis of the U.S.-Mexico border and ...

Author: Xiangming Chen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742500938

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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This innovative book examines the complexities of de-bordering and re-bordering through a systematic comparison of seven transborder subregions along the western Pacific Rim and an extended analysis of the U.S.-Mexico border and several European border regions. Xiangming Chen offers a synthetic explanation for the complex and diverse processes and outcomes of economic growth, social transformation, and urban landscapes in the new transnational spaces around the porous and mutated borders of the Pacific Rim and beyond. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Logging the Globe

Logging the Globe investigates the transformations that are taking place and their ecological, social, and economic impact.

Author: Patricia Marchak

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773513457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

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With the growth of industrial forestry in the southern hemisphere and the restructuring of forestry in the northern hemisphere, the industry is undergoing tremendous change. Logging the Globe investigates the transformations that are taking place and their ecological, social, and economic impact.