March 5, 2013
A War of Many Interests in Myanmar
Aung Tun, Asia Times
Continued fighting between the Kachin Independent Army (KIA) and government troops is an important test of whether a political transition underway in Myanmar will eventually lead towards the creation of a federalist state. The fighting broke out in June 2011, almost three months after the new quasi-civilian government headed by President Thein Sein came to power.
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