As U.S. Presses Military on Reforms, Policies Need Consistency, Patience
Monday, March 20, 2017 / BY: USIP Staff
When the iconic democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi won her historic, landslide election in Burma (Myanmar), she was met by soaring expectations, as well as by the formidable challenges of violent conflicts, a stuttering economy and the significant constraints of sharing authority with a still-powerful military.
Not surprisingly, she has fallen short.
This Special Report examines China’s role and interests in Myanmar’s peace process. Funded by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and integral to USIP’s Asia Center programming, the report is based on more than eighty interviews with officials in China and representatives from ethnic armed groups in Myanmar
Based on a study conducted in the Pakistani town of Haripur that investigated children’s attitudes toward identity, this Peace Brief finds that identity-based divides are in fact not the primary drivers of conflict at the community level, but notes the continuing salience of gender identity, which produces differing social expectations and differing understandings of conflict resolution roles.
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The Senior Program Officer (SPO) for USIP's Asia Center Program will be based in USIP's Kabul Office (KBO). This position reports to the Afghanistan Country Director in the KBO and will work closely with the Afghanistan program team based at USIP's Washington DC headquarters, as well as colleagues in the KBO, Academy, Applied Conflict Transformation (ACT), and Policy, Learning, and Strategy (PLS) teams, who work on USIP's Afghan related programs.
This training provides a multidisciplinary perspective on nonviolent, civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.