Why Myanmar’s Stop-Start Democracy Is Back On Hold

A decade after Myanmar’s highly praised opening to the outside world following decades of military rule, the armed forces are back in power. Months after Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of the country’s modern founder, secured a third landslide election victory, the generals are disputing the vote and have detained Suu Kyi again. It’s another blow for the nascent democracy after accusations of genocide against the country’s Muslim Rohingya population triggered international outcry. It comes as op