Myanmar – Robert Walsh

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In Episode #41, we turn our attention to developing events in Myanmar with Robert Walsh, a project manager with deep expertise in the country. We discuss:

  • Robert's trajectory from Burmese studies in the U.S. military to private sector work in Myanmar as the country's economy opened up.

  • The drop in U.S. engagement with Myanmar under the Trump administration and how it emboldened the Tatmadaw, Myanmar's military.

  • Latest developments following the coup by the Tatmadaw and accompanying detention of civilian leaders.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi and the complexities surrounding her iconic figure.

  • The Rohingya issue.

  • Myanmar's prospects for growth in the face of Tatmadaw intervention in the economy.

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We’ll see you next week when we sit down with David Knapp from Ornavera to discuss technological developments in global agriculture.

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