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Myanmar: Ceasefire on the Rocks: A Set back to Suu Kyi?

Paper No. 6246                                Dated 20-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Myanmar by Elections: Has Suu Kyi lost her sheen?

Paper No. 6243                               Dated 13-Apr-2017

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A year after a resounding victory of NLD in the general elections, the recently held by elections have some lessons for Suu Kyi.

Myanmar and China – Is Daw Suu Kyi The Pivot?

Paper No. 6165                                Dated 29-Aug-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has just concluded a five- day (Aug 17-21) official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang.  She was accorded the protocol of a visiting prime minister of a country that the Chinese leaders see not only as being of economic importance but also of great strategic interest.

Refugees from Myanmar: Rohingyas in Kelambakkam

Paper No. 6141                                 Dated 01-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted and unwanted people in the world today. 

Myanmar: From Elections to Formation of the New Government

Paper No. 6089                                  Dated 25-Mar-2016

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

“Most likely is that Myanmar will become an example of the "new normal politics" in Southeast Asia -- a hybrid regime, with an elected executive, powerful military, and deeply entrenched elites dominant in much of politics and, particularly, the economy.” – Ashley South, Nikkei Asian Review – March 19, 2016.

Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi and China: - Options

Paper No. 6085                                  Dated 11-Mar-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

As Myanmar nears a historic political transition, the incoming National League for Democracy (NLD) will have a lot on their plate.  They will face the enormous challenge of steering the country according to their plans. Having struggled for two and a half decades against a hardline military rule, they will have a clearer understanding of challenges in the domestic field. But in foreign policy the NLD lacks experience.

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.

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