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A Reflection on the Myanmar Military Coup: A Cambodian Perspective with Prof. Kosal Path

On 31 January 2021, the military in Myanmar staged a coup arresting members of the National League of Democracy Party including Aung San Suu Kyi, and taking over the country. The coup following the military’s allegations of widespread fraud in the November national election result is another reverberation in increasingly volatile and unstable world order. In Southeast Asia, nearly every country in the region is contending with some forms of a struggle between the forces of authoritarianism and democracy. Within the political context of Southeast Asia today, what does the Myanmar coup mean for Cambodia? What can we learn from Cambodia’s response? To reflect on the situation and these questions, Dr. Kosal Path will join a CKS Special Webinar to share his insights on the Myanmar coup from his recent visit there and his extensive knowledge of the region.



Dr. Kosal Path is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Master’s Program in International Affairs and Global Justice at Brooklyn College, The City University of New York. He received his doctoral degree in international relations from the University of Southern California and currently teaches about international relations, genocide, and human rights. He is the author of Vietnam’s Strategic Thinking During the Third Indochina War (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2020).


Dr. Eve Zucker President, CKS and Lecturer in Anthropology, Yale University


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