Blog Myanmar

Der Blog nimmt Themen aus Myanmar und dem Indo-Pazifik auf. Die Texte sind seit einiger Zeit nicht mehr auf Englisch geschrieben. Schon vor dem Coup d’État war Myanmar gerade in der hiesigen Perspektive “ein weit entferntes Land”, faszinierend, jedoch unbekannt. Nach den Vorgängen und Entwicklungen des 1. Februar 2021, die mit Gewalteskalationen, Verarmung und wachsender […]

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Thailands schillernde Rolle

Der Umgang mit den Coup-Flüchtlingen aus Myanmar reflektiert Facetten thailändischer Politik Living near Thailand’s border or staying in Thailand itself, refugees from Myanmar of diverse backgrounds are in need of a systematic approach of international assistance. Until now, various barriers hinder organisations, like the International Committee of the Red Cross (IRCC), to enter either country.  […]

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Gestaute Energie

updated 22.04.2022 Concerning hydropower, Myanmar draws this form of energy from the  tributaries of its main rivers. Mega dams like Mong Ton at the headwater of the Thanlwin river are still and continuously under construction. Conflicts with Ethnic Armed Organizations continue. After the coup d’état, Western companies are still involved in those much debated dam […]

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Polizeikräfte in Myanmar: “Friend or Foe?”

Seit August gibt es erste Polizeitstationen des Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) update: 19.12.2021 As security forces and the People’s Defense forces are clashing violently, in order to take control of Myanmar, no resources are left for protecting the population from criminal assaults. Consequently, self-declared police-stations under the leadership of defected CDM-police-officers are emerging throughout the […]

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Waso Lent: die buddhistische Fastenzeit und die Frage nach Gewalt

The worst crisis after independence from British Rule (1948) is shaking Myanmar. In this situation, life goes on, currently, under the auspices of the Waso Lent. Seemingly contradicting Buddhist teachings, violence marks everyday life. Die in Myanmar seit dem 1. Februar herrschenden Umstände, immer wieder als “chaotisch” umschrieben, bringen den Menschen einen neuen, von Gefahr […]

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‘Myanmar in Turmoil’ Seems to Vanish from The World’s Attention

With the coup d’état of February 1 probably an “irreversible” event, and the country being dragged into a spiral of violence, the world seems to lose interest in Myanmar. The worldwide media coverage of the first weeks after the military’s power seizure answered by the energetical formation of the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and other […]

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