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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.

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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