New Wikistrat Simulation: Myanmar Moving Forward

MyanmarEditor’s Note: Wikistrat’s latest community-wide simulation, Myanmar Moving Forward, has just launched and will run from November 25th to December 9th.

Myanmar, also known as Burma, was long considered a pariah state, isolated from the rest of the world with an appalling human rights record. For 41 years, the country was ruled by a military junta that suppressed almost all dissent and wielded absolute power in the face of international condemnation and sanctions. In 2011, a nominally civilian government led by President Thein Sein was installed and a series of reforms in the months since the new government took up office has led to hopes that decades of international isolation could be coming to an end.

In this simulation, Wikistrat asks its strategic community to map out Myanmar’s current political risk factor and possible futures (positive, negative or mixed) for the new democracy in 2015. The simulation is designed to explore the current social, political, economic and geopolitical threats to stability – i.e. its political risk – and to determine where the country is heading in terms of its social, political, economic and geopolitical future. Will Myanmar become a thriving democracy, an Asian tiger economy or will it to return to a military-directed government plagued by sectarian civil war?

WS AnalystsAre you interested in participating in simulations like these? Apply for membership to the analytic community here.

Stay tuned to Wikistrat’s Facebook and Twitter channels for updates and insights from this simulation!

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2 thoughts on “New Wikistrat Simulation: Myanmar Moving Forward

  1. Mary Harlan

    I would welcome the opportunity to read your final report on Myanmar. I have a personal interested in Myanmar. I was there a year ago and am returning next week. I’m tracking a few behaviors that may have implications for change. My research is informal at this point. Thank you in advance.

  2. Nick Ottens

    Mary, thanks for your interest! If the simulation’s Final Report is made publicly available, it will be announced here. So keep an eye on the blog!


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