Great Promise, but Still Huge Obstacles to Myanmar Peace
September 7, 2016
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the opening ceremony of the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on August 31, 2016. (Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters)
Over the past week, Myanmar has held its eagerly awaited national peace conference in Naypyidaw, the capital. Adding to the weight of expectations, United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon attended the conference, and told participants, “There is a long road ahead, but the path is very promising.” But the conference itself has delivered mixed results.
For more on my analysis of the Panglong 2 conference, and what it means for the possibility of nationwide peace in Myanmar, see my new World Politics Review piece.
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