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Myanmar: Peace Mission’s Second Meeting with Northern Alliance- A Positive Step?

Paper No. 6456 .    Dated 4-Nov-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

In what could be described as a positive step, Representatives of the Northern Alliance consisting of TNLA, AA and the MNDAA met the Myanmar Peace Mission on 1st November  and reached an agreement to reduce clashes in Kachin and Northern Shan States.  They also agreed to meet again in December to discuss the implementation of the agreement.

Myanmar- Summit Meet ends as a “damp squib”

Paper No. 6447                   Dated 19-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan
 
The much hyped summit between the Ethnic Armed Organisations that have signed the National Cease fire agreement and the top leadership of both the Government and the Army ended as a “damp squib.” 
 

Myanmar: New Initiative by Ethnic Armed Organisations-Will it work?

Paper No. 6444                          Dated 15-Oct-2018
By S. Chandrasekharan
In what is being considered as a breakthrough, State Counselor Suu Kyi, Army Chief Ming Aung Hliang and selected leaders of Ethnic Armed Organisations are to hold talks on 15th of this month, to discuss ways of resolving deadlocks that have left the peace process stalled. 
 
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Myanmar-International Pressure and Consequent China’s Gains:

Paper No. 6436                      Dated  7-Oct-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Of late, the media in Myanmar is full of articles of possible Coup, failure of the Government,  the international pressure on the Rohingya Issue and consequent bad relations between the Tatmadaw and the Civilian Government. The inference being made out is that if the Government does not act, the possibility of a coup cannot be ruled out! 
 

Myanmar Under Siege: Give Suu Kyi some Respite!

Paper No. 6426 .    Dated 16-Sept-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Myanmar Government appears to be coming under a siege mainly by the international organizations and some western countries. If their idea is to throw Myanmar back into the arms of the Chinese, they are perhaps already succeeding.  Even if the Government and the people want to get out of the stranglehold of China, the mission of these agencies is to ensure that it does not happen.

Myanmar: Remembering Pro democracy Movement in Aug- 1988:

Paper No. 6410                      Dated 19-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
“What we demanded in 1988 was democracy and the downfall of dictatorship.  Today the domination of the dictatorship largely remains and the democracy we have got is half real and half sham.”
 

Myanmar: China-Myanmar Economic Corridor- Another “Hambantota” in the Making?

Paper No. 6404                        Dated 8-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the first week of July, Myanmar formally announced that China and Myanmar have agreed to a 15-point Memorandum of Understanding on building a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor as part of the Belt Road Initiative.  Formal signing of the agreement is expected to take place soon.
 
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