EU-Myanmar Relations: Toward Greater Engagement
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.
China’s Health Diplomacy: Taking Forward the Health Silk Road in Southeast Asia
Geopolitical competition over Covid-19 vaccines is at its peak. In the absence of a fair and equitable mechanism to coordinate vaccine access, procurement seems to be based either on nationalistic […]
Understanding and Progressing Health System Decentralisation in Myanmar
Despite much lauded change in recent years, Myanmar’s national health system still lags behind its regional counterparts. Decades of civil war and military rule have created, at the national level, […]
Close Partners or Hesitant Dreamers? The EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA)
In July 2018, Japan and the EU signed both the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). The two agreements have been described as formally ushering in […]