Over at The Irrawaddy, Dave Mathieson has a nice review of two new pieces of research that deal, in their own ways, with the “balkanization” of Burma. If the issue interests you in the slightest I would suggest you check out this piece from Human Right Watch’s Man in Chiang Mai. He provides a helpful and cogent summary of the situation in Burma’s far-flung corners, and gives readers much food for thought in a punchy conclusion.