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Title: Burma/Myanmar's by-elections : will personalities trump institutions? 
Author: Than, Tin Maung Maung
Date: 2012-04-20
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : East-West Center in Washington
Abstract: Tin Maung Maung Than, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, explains that “At this point in time it may be best for Myanmar to let personalities trump institutions, but it is imperative to immediately launch a serious effort to build up viable institutions that will steadily diminish the need for strong personalities to lead the nation.”
Series/Report No.: Asia Pacific bulletin ; no. 161
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Pages/Duration: 2 p.

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  • Asia Pacific Bulletin [239]
    The Asia Pacific Bulletin (APB), produced by the East-West Center in Washington, publishes summaries of Congressional Study Groups, conferences, seminars, and visitor roundtables, as well as short articles and opinion pieces. APB summaries are always two pages or less, designed for the busy professional or policymaker to capture the essence of dialogue and debate on issues of concern in US-Asia relations.


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