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Talk by Bertil Lintner on "Changes in Burma/Myanmar seen in a geopolitical context"

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  • February 22, 2013
    Only by Invitation
    1030 to 1230 hrs

    Venue: Room no 005, IDSA

    About Bertil Lintner
    A former correspondent with the Far Eastern Economic Review and the author of several books on Burma, North Korea, and organized crime in the Asia-Pacific.

    He is currently Asia correspondent for the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet as well as a contributor to Asia Times Online, Hong Kong, and Jane’s Information Group in the UK. He has written twelve books on Asian politics and history, including Outrage: Burma’s Struggle for Democracy; Burma in Revolt: Opium and Insurgency Since 1948; Land of Jade: A Journey From India through Northern Burma to China; Blood brothers: Crime, Business and Politics in Asia; Merchants of Madness: the Methamphetamine Explosion in the Golden Triangle; Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Struggle for Democracy; World.Wide.Web: Chinese Migration in the 21st Century; and Great Game East: India, China and the Struggle for Asia’s Most Volatile Frontier.

    Lintner is one of many blacklisted journalists who have not been allowed to enter Burma since 1985. Lintner has written numerous articles and books on Burma, and is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable foreign journalists on Burmese affairs. Lintner was the first foreign journalist to learn about Aung San Kyi’s release from house arrest in 1995.

    He had visited IDSA in the 1990s.