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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorHeaney, Dennis S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:53Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:53Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4748
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis will provide a background look at Burma's recent history from World War II to present day to examine how the current state of affairs came about in the country. Burma's diverse ethnic groups and the nearly continuous insurgencies since World War II will be analyzed relative to a short period of democracy (following British colonial rule) from 1948 to 1962, to repressive military rule from 1962 to today. This thesis examines how Burma's military juntas have retained internal control in the face of insurgent and pro-democracy movements. Burma's geographic location, between the rising powers of India and China, its abundant natural resources, its drug trade, and the government's human rights abuses, all make the country important to United States' foreign relations in Asia. This thesis will look at the current U.S. policies toward Burma and explore possible Burmese policy options for the U.S. in the future. The thesis will conclude with recommendations for future policy based on the research to determine if the United States can effect change in Burma.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 97 p. : map (col.) ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshBurma, Counterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshEthnic Minoritiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPro-democracy movementen_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural resourcesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWestern sanctionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshRegional partnersen_US
dc.subject.lcshHuman rights abusesen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug tradeen_US
dc.subject.lcshU.S. Engagementen_US
dc.titleBurma assessing options for U.S. engagementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGreenshields, Brian
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorBurma, Counterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.authorEthnic Minoritiesen_US
dc.subject.authorPro-democracy movementen_US
dc.subject.authorNatural resourcesen_US
dc.subject.authorWestern sanctionsen_US
dc.subject.authorRegional partnersen_US
dc.subject.authorHuman rights abusesen_US
dc.subject.authorDrug tradeen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. Engagementen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc424506648
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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