The Adventures of Chester: Free Burma Coalition
This BBC News piece discusses the effects, both stabilizing and not, that disasters and their aftermath can have on affected governments.
Interestingly, the article notes the Sri Lankan and Indonesian rebellions and the possible effects there (though we think Sri Lanka is better described as a place of civil war). What's left out is any discussion of Myanmar or Burma, which is supposedly downplaying the damage to its citizens and infrastructure. If Burma is truly in dire straits and the people see the government as turning away aid from the likes of the US et al., then it could have negative affects on the Burmese dictatorship.
Some background on Burma's government here.
Posted by Chester on January 5, 2005 12:59 PM to The Adventures of Chester