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Burma in Transition: Progress, Challenges and the Path Ahead

Chatham House, London

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Robert Cooper, Counsellor, European External Action Service
Tin Htar Swe, Head, Burmese Service, BBC
Chair: Lord Michael Williams of Baglan, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, and Acting Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House


The speakers will discuss the extent to which the reforms of the past two years have altered Burma's trajectory. They will argue that while greater political and economic openness and the dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi are proof of Burma's emergence from isolation, the recent violence in Rakhine State between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists highlights the steep path still ahead.

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