Burma by Derek Tonkin
Up-date (June 2008): This file (https://barder.com/politics/international/burma/) has become irretrievably corrupted in some way. I have a back-up of it (of course!) but as it is now more than four years old, and events have moved on in Burma since Derek Tonkin wrote it, I am consulting him about replacing it with a new and more up-to-date paper. Meanwhile apologies to those, including the writer of a very recent somewhat less than gracious comment, who have been frustrated by inability to read the original (2004) piece.