Burma’s transition to democracy

Burma’s transition to democracy
Burma’s transition to democracy

Burma’s transition to democracy

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In 2011, Burma began a transition to democracy after decades of military rule. The transition is anything but complete. Most recently the country has seen a surge in sectarian violence and the government has faced allegations of state-sponsored persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority. Thant Myint-U, the founder of the Yangon Heritage Trust and author of several books on Burma including Burma: The Making of Modern Burma, joins us to discuss the current political situation. (Photo: Flickr/Ran Chakrabarti)