Exclusive interview: Myanmar’s shifted geopolitical posture after the coup

How does geopolitical competition impact the trajectory of Myanmar? What roles do China, Russia, India as well the neighbors play? In our exclusive interview, Min Zin, Executive Director of the Institute for Strategy and Policy, an independent and non-government think tank in Myanmar, explores the shift in Myanmar's geopolitical posture since the coup in 2021.

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Min Zin is the Executive Director of the Institute for Strategy and Policy (ISP), an independent and non-governmental think tank in Myanmar. He is a PhD candidate in the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Min Zin studies comparative politics with a special focus on civil-military relations, democratization, and contentious politics.

He was a former student activist in Burma’s democracy movement in 1988. Min Zin’s writings appear in the Journal of Democracy, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Social Research: An International Quarterly, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asian Survey, and many edited books. Min Zin writes for The New York Times and other media outlets.


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