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MYANMAR: Is the long drawn Peace Process coming to a Halt?

Paper No. 6065                                Dated 27-Jan-2016

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

 “Without a lasting peace with ethnic minority groups, who make up around 40 percent of the population, any future administration will have difficulty ensuring a nationwide buy-in for its reform agenda and providing the political stability needed to manage and develop the country’s resource-rich frontiers, where most ethnic groups are located”. - Murray Hiebert and Phuong Nguyen – Asia Sentinel - 22 August 2014.

Stalemate in Nepal- India Bashing Continues: Update no. 322

Note No. 751                  Dated 18-Nov-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
One of the well known analysts in Nepal, in writing about the  current situation said that “spewing hate against Madhesis and India will not do.”  This is very true.
 

All India Muslim Majlis- Its Current Relevance:

Paper No. 6015                     Dated 2-Oct-2015
 
By  R.Upadhyay
 
The All India Muslim-Majlis-e-Mushawarat had lost its relevance in Muslim politics within a few years of its formation. A revival is being noticed now after the golden Jubilee celebration on August 31 this year on the initiative of Syed Sahabuddin.  
 
Background of Mushawarat:
 

Nepal: New Constitution Promulgated: What Next? Update No. 317

Note No. 746                               Dated 21-Sep-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
As scheduled, President Ram Baran Yadav formally and officially promulgated the new constitution on 20 September, 2015.  
 

Sri Lanka: Befuddlement in Colombo; shenanigans in Jaffna

Paper No. 5952                               Dated 13-Jun-2015

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

After a crisp period of activity following the election of Maithripala Sirisena as president and the induction of Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in January and culminating in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution (19A) in April, statecraft in Lanka entered a period of limbo and what will happen next is uncertain.

Sri Lanka: The Tamil Experience of being Alienated at Home

Paper No. 5749                                        Dated 23-Jul-2014

Guest Column by Charles Sarvan

What follows is consequent of a remark made by (Sinhalese) Mr Bradman Weerakoon on 20 June 2014 in the course of a eulogy on his close friend of many years, (Tamil) Mr Duleepkumar.

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