EU-Myanmar Relations: Toward Greater Engagement

Focus Asia November 30, 2013, No. 4

EU-Myanmar relations have come a long way in recent years since sanctions were first imposed on Myanmar in 1990. This paper accordingly provides an overview of the improvement in bilateral relations since 2011 when the civilian government came to power. In recognizing that the EU has an important and ongoing role to play in supporting Myanmar’s development and transition to democracy, the author argues for the need for greater engagement with the Tatmadaw, the country’s armed forces, so as to assist in military as well as police reform.

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