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The staying power of SE Asia’s political militaries

Myanmar’s recent reversion to outright military rule has ended a brief and tentative experiment with electoral democracy and restored the country’s status quo ante as a junta-run dictatorship.   While international condemnation grows around the putsch, Myanmar is not alone in a region where the armed forces continue to play outsized political roles. While Southeast Asia’s militaries are deeply enmeshed in politics, their political authority could soon grow as […]