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Return of the Junta: Why Myanmar's Military Must go Back to the Barracks
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Return of the Junta: Why Myanmar's Military Must go Back to the Barracks (Hardback)

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On the first day of February 2021, Myanmar's military grabbed power in a coup d'etat, ending a decade of reforms that were supposed to break the shackles of military rule in Myanmar. Protests across the country were met with a brutal crackdown that shocked the world but were a familiar response from an institution that has ruled the country with violence and terror for decades.



Return of the Junta is a detailed account of the ways that Myanmar's military - the Tamatdaw - has maintained control over its people despite a decade of supposed reform. In this detailed account, drawing on first-hand accounts from activists, jouralists and politicians, Oliver Slow explores the measures the military has used to keep hold of power and the motivations of those now rising up against its rule. The book asks the question: what needs to be done to remove the military from power in Myanmar once and for all?

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesIntelligence, Strategy & tacticsMilitary tacticsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rights Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 23/02/2023 ISBN-13: 9781350289611  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Oliver Slow is a Freelance journalist and writer/Media and Communications Officer for ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR). He is an award-winning British journalist who has spent the past decade reporting across Southeast Asia, mainly Myanmar. His work has appeared on the BBC, The Guardian, TIME Magazine, VICE, and many more. In 2017, he was awarded a Human Rights Press Award for Commentary, for his writing about the Rohingya crisis, and has twice been nominated for a SOPA Award for his work on the same issue.

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