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Could Federalism Smooth Southeast Asia’s Rough Edges?

Jan 26, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
Myanmar's mountainous terrain has contributed to ethnic divisions that have fueled long-running insurgencies.

This photo taken on May 19, 2014, shows a bus on a mountain road in Chin state, Myanmar. 

(YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

Southeast Asia is a region defined by its fractures: Mountain ranges and jungled highlands carve up its land masses internally, while numerous seas and littoral waterways divide them from one another. This is no less true inside each country, as borders include numerous smaller geopolitical spaces – many of which...

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