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Myanmar:The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

Paper No. 6492               Dated  16-Feb-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

Myanmar: China on “Overdrive” to solve the Ethnic Question: Why?

Paper No. 6487                 Dated 30-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

From the flurry of activities of Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs and the Chinese Ambassador at Yangon, it looks hat Chinese are in a desperate hurry to solve the question of the ethnic minorities and their armed organisations operating in the Kachin and the Shan areas on the Chinese border.

Myanmar: A civil war developing in Rakhine State:

Paper No. 6481 . Dated 19-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

The conflict in Rakhine State is slowly developing into a civil war that will have repercussions not only in Rakhine State but may also spread into Chin Area and thereby getting close to the Indian border.

Myanmar: Arakan Army’s Attack on Jan. 4th: Its Implications:

Paper No. 6479           Dated 13-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 4th Jan that happens to be the Independence Day of Myanmar, Armed Arakan Army Insurgents numbering over three hundred attacked four Border Posts at Buthidaung in the Northern Rakhine State killing over 13 Policemen and injuring many more.

Though there have been sporadic attacks in the past by the AA, this is the first time that the Arakan Army has inflicted a major blow to the security forces in its home ground-the Rakhine State.

Myanmar: Army Announces Cease-fire for four months:

Paper No. 6477 .      Dated 7-Jan-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 21st December, in a surprise move ,the Army Chief Gen. Hliang announced a four-month ceasefire of operations in the northern and eastern regions bordering China and to end by April 30th  2019.

Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

Paper No. 6467            Dated  6-Dec-2018

By S. Chandrasekharan

Myanmar: The State of the Peace Process and the Chinese Involvement:

Paper No. 6464 .   Dated 24-Nov-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

On November 21, Suu Kyi made an important speech at the Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation Process at Nay Pyi Taw in which she frankly explained the challenges the Myanmar Government had faced in moving ahead with the Peace Process.  

To me, it looked like a message not only to the domestic audience and various entities like the Army but also to the outside world when she touched upon the Rakhine Issue too.

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