Billy Tea

Billy Tea is an analyst at the Bureau of Foreign Policy and Security Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and a Non-Resident WSD Handa Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to joining ISIS Malaysia, Billy Tea was a trainee at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation and at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in New Delhi, India. He has written articles on the implications of China’s political and economic rise, China and India’s relations with Southeast Asia, and the war in Afghanistan. In 2007, he volunteered at the Thai-Myanmar border working with refugees, during which he experienced the spill-over effects of civil war which pushed him to graduate from King’s College London with an MA in War Studies. Billy Tea also graduated with Magna Cum Laude from Umass Amherst with a BA in Political Science.

Establishing a Myanmar Style of Democracy

There is no doubt that Myanmar’s government has made great progress towards democracy. Looking back at its modern history, the Junta has tried to legitimize and give credibility to its government. However, Myanmar needs to fully commit itself to specific goals in order to truly become the democracy that it wants to be. The Junta for decades has tried to demonstrate that only they can... Continue Reading

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