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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; ...

Myanmar Foreign Policy: Principles and Practices
Myanmar foreign policy: principles and practices
Maung Aung Myoe
Introduction

Regarding the foreign policy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, article 41 of the 2008 constitution states that ‘the Union practises independent, active and non-aligned foreign policy aimed at world peace and friendly relations with nations and upholds the principles of peaceful co-existence among nations’. In a subsequent article, it is stated that ‘the Union shall not commence aggression against any nation’ and ‘no foreign troops shall be permitted to be deployed in the territory of the Union’. Looking back into history, the first constitution of post-colonial Myanmar, drafted and ratified in 1947, ...

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