Expert: Military forces stages coup in Myanmar

Published: 1 February 2021

Myanmar’s military staged a coup Monday and detained senior politicians including state counsellor and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — a sharp reversal of the significant, if uneven, progress toward democracy the Southeast Asian nation has made following five decades of military rule. (Associated Press

Here is an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on this topic: 

Erik Kuhonta, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science  

"The coup in Myanmar is significant and deeply troubling. It indicates how weak Myanmar's democratization has been, and how unstable the country remains.” 

Eric Kuhonta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development. An expert in Southeast Asian politics, his research interests include comparative political development, political economy, and international affairs. 

erik.kuhonta [at] (English)  

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