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Myanmar's Democratic Transition is Failing. What Now?

Last week the Burmese military took control of the country, ousting democratically-elected leaders. Christina Fink and Debra Eisenman join host Brian Hanson on Deep Dish to discuss.
Protestors take to the streets in Yangon to protest a military coup.
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Last week’s military coup in Myanmar has undone nearly a decade of progress toward democratic reform: Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been jailed, the public is protesting martial law across the country, and the military’s strategy to contain the situation is escalating. Christina Fink and Debra Eisenman join Deep Dish to explain Myanmar’s complicated politics and why the country’s transition toward democracy didn’t go as the West expected.

About the Guests
Christina Fink
Professor of Practice of International Affairs, George Washington University
Debra Eisenman
Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute
Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson