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On 1st February, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the National League for Democracy were arrested by the military in Myanmar. Military units deployed across the major cities of Yangon and Naypyidaw and took control of major facilities, including the television broadcaster. Facebook has been blocked by the authorities, and there have been several small protests although it seems no major violence so far. The military has declared a one year state of emergency due to “electoral fraud”.

The military coup has implications for South East Asia, not least because of the influence of the People’s Republic of China on Myanmar. The country was developing a healthy business environment, which will be affected by the military coup.

We are joined by Dr. Azeem Ibrahim who will discuss what is happening now in Myanmar, and what is the business and political outlook for the future.

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is a Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, and a Director at the Center for Global Policy in Washington, D.C. He received his PhD. from the University of Cambridge after which he completed fellowships at the universities of Oxford, Harvard and Yale. Over the years, Dr Ibrahim has advised over half a dozen world leaders on strategy and policy development, with his most recent role being the Strategic Policy Advisor to the Chairman of Pakistan’s PTI party, Prime Minister Imran Khan. Dr. Ibrahim is also the author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide” (Hurst 2016) and “Radical Origins: Why We Are Losing the War Against Islamic Extremism” (Pegasus 2017). He is a columnist for Foreign Policy magazine and has published articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Daily Telegraph, The Times (UK), Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Newsweek, National Interest, Yale Global and other publications.

Join us for insight into this critical event with implications for business in South East Asia.

February 11 2021


Date: February 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
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