IMI-Aktuell 2017/572

Myanmar: Geopolitische Bauern

von: 19. September 2017

Drucken

Hier finden sich ähnliche Artikel

The National (via Bpb-Newsletter) beschreibt die interessenspolitischen Hintergründe, weshalb der Westen sich trotz der massiven Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Myanmar in diesem Fall mit Kritik doch sehr zurückhält: „A few years ago it seemed that Myanmar – the poorest country in Southeast Asia – was destined to become an economic colony of China, which was interested in its minerals and timber and its location as a land route giving access to the Indian Ocean, bypassing the maritime bottleneck of the Strait of Malacca. For the military, falling into the clutches of China was a damaging prospect. The generals decided to deploy Ms Suu Kyi and announce a free election, which had the miraculous effect of bringing western support including a visit by President Barack Obama. India no less than China has an interest in the future of Myanmar. For India and the West, Ms Suu Kyi is key to balancing Chinese influence. To condemn her might drive her into the arms of China. […] For India and the West, Ms Suu Kyi is key to balancing Chinese influence. To condemn her might drive her into the arms of China. […] Brutally put, the fate of the Rohingya is a compromise that Ms Suu Kyi must make to stay in power. Pawns in a big power game, no one apart from the UN seems to care about them.“ (jw)

Ähnliche Artikel