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Monday 20 May 2024
6:30pm to 7:30pm

Myanmar’s civil war has entered a crucial phase. While the junta remains firmly ensconced in the centre, a series of stunning victories by its opponents has severely diminished the reach of the military regime into the borderlands. A constellation of anti-junta forces has started delivering public services in “liberated areas” where they are in effect governing millions of people.

On Monday 20 May we launched a Lowy Institute Analysis paper, Outrage is not a policy: Coming to terms with Myanmar’s fragmented state, by Dr Morten Pedersen. The paper calls for international assistance for “parallel state-building”, focused on strengthening the capabilities of a wide range of emerging political authorities and community-based organisations to carry out traditional state functions.

This launch event was moderated by Hervé Lemahieu, Director of Research at the Lowy Institute.

Dr Morten B. Pedersen is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of New South Wales Canberra (Australian Defence Force Academy) and former senior analyst for the International Crisis Group in Myanmar.

Dr Morten B.Pedersen

Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of New South Wales Canberra (Australian Defence Force Academy)


Research Director
Lowy Institute

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