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06.03.17 | Shashi Tharoor

In the 2006 race for the post of UN Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor finished second, losing to South Korean Foreign Secretary Ban Ki-moon. Why did the US veto Tharoor’s bid?

01.03.17 | Renaud Egreteau

Is the military in Myanmar simply lying in wait for a chance to regain total control? Renaud Egreteau is interviewed by CERI-Sciences Po.

27.01.17 | Philip Woods

The long retreat of the British-Indian army fighting in Burma during 1942 was given good coverage in the western press. Philip Woods’ new book is the first scholarly analysis of media coverage of this retreat, focusing on newsreel, magazine and newspaper correspondents.