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Myanmar- Pressure on Civilian Government uncalled for:

Paper No. 6392 .   Dated 26-June-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It is noticed that the UN and some Western Countries are putting undue pressure on the civilian leadership in Myanmar thus straining the delicate and cautious relationship between the civilian government led by Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw (the Army). The problem relates to the events in Rakhine State and the exodus of nearly six to seven hundred thousand Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

Myanmar: Army- Civil Relations and Insurgency:

Paper No. 6389                    Dated 11-June-2018         
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan’
On 29th May, in response to a question from the Irrawaddy’s Representative, the Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry, Brigadier General Aung Kyaw dropped a bomb shell that the Tatmadaw (the Army) is ready to obey if President U Win Myint orders a stop to the ongoing military operations in Kachin State in line with the law.  
 

Myanmar: Agreement with UN for settling Rohingya Refugees Announced:

Paper No. 6384                            Dated 3-June-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On 1st June, Myanmar announced that it had agreed to take steps to create conditions for the safe return of the Rohingya refugees.  The agreement calls for a framework of cooperation that will lead to “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” repatriation of Rohingya refugees to their place of origin or of their choosing.
 
The Agreement:
 

Myanmar- Peace Process in Ruins- Who is Responsible?

Paper No. 6380                         Dated 23-May-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Ethnicity, Identity and Nationality: A Case Study of Rohingya Problem

Paper No. 6372                                    Dated 27-Apr-2018

Colonel R Hariharan

 [This is an up-dated version of the  paper presented by the author at an international seminar on “Borders in South Asia: States, Communities and People” organized by Pondicherry University School of Social Sciences & International Studies UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation & Centre for South Asian Studies at Pondicherry on February 1 and 2, 2018]

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Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy:

Paper No. 6366                                Dated 17-Apr-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
With the Cease fire process as well as the desired progress in Constitutional reforms going no where, it is but natural, that the Government of Suu Kyi is trying rearrange the priorities and focus more on the economy.
 

Myanmar: Army continues its Offensive against Kachins- a setback to Peace efforts?

Paper No. 6360                                    Dated 27-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In our paper 6350 dated 19 Feb 2018 we have mentioned that fighting between the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) and the Kachins had intensified and that the offensive instead of bringing around the KIA to signing the agreement would only result in throwing them in the lap of the Chinese through the newly formed FNPCC (Federal Political Negotiation and Consultation Committee) led by the Chinese supported UWSA (United Wa State Army).

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