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Myanmar: could defecting security forces bring down the military regime?
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Myanmar: could defecting security forces bring down the military regime?

Myanmar: could defecting security forces bring down the military regime? Natasha Lindstaedt, University of Essex Just over ten years ago there were hopes that Myanmar might become a fully functioning democracy. Today there are concerns that the country may disintegrate into civil war. The widespread opposition to the military’s brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters also includes possibly as many as three-quarters of the soldiers in Myanmar’s army, according to an officer who has recently defected. If this is accurate, there could be large-scale defections in the near future. But what does this mean for the future of democracy in Myanmar? And is Myanmar on the precipice of civil war? Myanmar’s security apparatus is large, consisting of an army of about 350,000-400,000, most...