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Following one of our most recent events, "Myanmar's Military Rule Returns" featuring Prashanth Parameswaran and Lucas Myers, this Wilson Memo provides Congressional staffers with an in-depth analysis of Myanmar's most recent military coup. Included in the memo is background on previous military action towards civilian protestors and pre-existing structural problems that exacerbate the gravity of the situation. This memo also analyzes potential actions by major players in the region such as China, India, Japan, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Finally, outlook on the situation and potential U.S. policy options are provided. 

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