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About Joakim Kreutz

Joakim Kreutz works in the department of peace and conflict research at Uppsala University, Sweden. His research work is concentrated in the East Asian Peace Programme

Articles by Joakim Kreutz

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Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Burma: between elections and democracy

The by-election victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party in Burma (Myanmar) raises the question of whether the country is at last on an irreversible path towards democracy. A detailed analysis of the context suggests seven reasons for caution, says Joakim Kreutz.

Burma: sources of political change

What is the prospect for an end to Burma's long dictatorship? Twenty years after the suppression of the democratic movement in 1988, Joakim Kreutz looks at the faultlines and pressure-points of a complex political order.

(This article was first published on 27 August 2008)

Burma: protest, crackdown - and now?

Burma's military junta is determined to crush its people's demands for change. What is needed now is a careful political strategy that can offer the long-suffering Burmese a path beyond fear and violence, says Joakim Kreutz.

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