Back in 1990 it looked as if events in Myanmar were part of a great wave of democratisation that was washing around the world, after the fall of the Berlin Wall. But while eastern Europe broke free from dictatorship – and democracy came to countries as diverse as Indonesia and South Africa in the 1990s – the democratic wave receded in Myanmar. But might Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi have better luck this time? Read more
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