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Myanmar: Government’s Peace Offensive with Arakan Army:

Paper No. 6412    Dated  17-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan.

In the midst of intensive and heavy fighting between Myanmar Army( Tatmadaw) and the Arakan Army, Suu Kyi’s Government is making efforts in tandem to secure peace and stability in Rakhine Province. But one cannot fight with one hand and try to shake hands with the other.  Thia is what is happening in Rakhine State in a new front  that has opened in the West in Myanmar.

Myanmar: Arakan Army is not a Terrorist Outfit:

Paper No. 6404 .   Dated 4-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

It looks that both the Myanmar Government and its Army with the tacit support of China are trying make out that the Arakan Army is deeply in cohort with the terrorist outfit- the ARSA in causing depredations in Rakhine State.

Myanmar: Constitutional Amendments: The Army Bares its Fangs!

Paper No. 6499 .       Dated 25-Feb-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

When the NLD pushed for Constitutional Amendments, the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) responded that the Army is not against Constitutional Reforms but it was only objecting to the way the motion had been presented in the Parliament without following the procedures.

Myanmar: NLD’s Bid for Constitutional Changes- An Analysis.

Paper no: 6497            Dated 21-Feb-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On January 29, the Ruling Party NLD made a surprise move in the Parliament to form a Committee for proposing Constitutional Changes to the existing 2008 Constitution.  The proposal as expected was vigorously opposed by the Army Representatives led by Brig. Maung Maung who did  not speak on the idea of Constitutional amendments but on the procedure adopted by the Ruling Party to push through amendments.

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.

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