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An Eye in the Storm


By THE IRRAWADDY MAY, 2010 - VOLUME 18 NO.5


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He holds a masters in Southeast Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins University.



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Dom Wrote:
10/05/2010
Hi, thanks for your comment. First, I'm a he...

Second, I know it's tough to get information about the SPDC and its ministers, but isn't quite impossible. I wasn't expecting internal meeting minutes or anything like that. However, I do know some people that seem to have some sense of the infighting and the fact that there was some dissension within the elite. I've also heard other rumors about who supports the elections versus those who don't. Given the difficulty of getting information, even rumors about internal dissension might have been interesting and/or useful.

I do hope I wasn't unduly harsh in making that point. I knew it would be controversial, but nonetheless something that I thought potential readers would like to know. I also hope that comment doesn't distract too many people - overall I thought this was a great book!

heat heat Wrote:
08/05/2010
How could Dominic J. Nardi, Jr hope to find "major revelations" in this book? Did he/she forget that the book is about a "closed" country? Isn't it too naive to assume that we have access to the info on what happens in the meetings between ministers? Is he/she overlooking the fact that it is often the case that even the PSOs of the ministers don't have that kind of info?

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