Making Sense of Myanmar's 1.2.21 Military Coup.mp4

26. februar 2021 adi, coup 2021, diis, myanmar, nias, nysean, prio, seasi
Panel discussion of the unfolding crisis

On 8 November last year, Myanmar held a general election that returned Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy to power. But just as the new parliament was about to be convened on Monday, the army seized power, ostensibly for a year, alleging electoral irregularities. How did this military putsch come to pass? What does the coup mean for Myanmar’s political future? Is this part of a wider authoritarian shift in politics across Asia, and indeed globally?

Helene Maria Kyed (DIIS)
Stein Tønnesson (PRIO)
Myat The Thitsar (UMass Lowell)
Matthew Walton (University of Toronto)
May Sabe Phyu (Gender Equality Network, Myanmar)

Moderator: Duncan McCargo, NIAS, University of Copenhagen

Organized by: NIAS and ADI at the University of Copenhagen, the New York Southeast Asia Network, DIIS, PRIO and Southeast Asia Student Initiative at Columbia University