First, it was Cambodia, then Vietnam and Laos. After three decades, Burma has become in the past six months the region’s new darling
With the once pariah state joining the road of reformation, the new strategic profile of Southeast Asia will be undergoing serious challenges, particularly the shifting of focus to India and China, which Burma shares common borders. It can directly impact on the Western-led global security architecture and usher in a new framework that can affect the US leading security role in the region. The overall situation today is still murky to see a clear power reconfiguration as major players are still grappling with the super turns of events in Burma and the overwhelming responses from abroad. They are frantically juggling for positions to ensure their footholds are in the right place. The frequently asked question now is: which country is calling the shot or who is charge? The answers will depend on the nation or person you asked or talked to.
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Remember the pronouncement of Khun Suthep: “I don’t respect Farangs”?