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Myanmar: Agreement with UN for settling Rohingya Refugees Announced:

Paper No. 6384                            Dated 3-June-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On 1st June, Myanmar announced that it had agreed to take steps to create conditions for the safe return of the Rohingya refugees.  The agreement calls for a framework of cooperation that will lead to “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” repatriation of Rohingya refugees to their place of origin or of their choosing.
 
The Agreement:
 

Myanmar- Peace Process in Ruins- Who is Responsible?

Paper No. 6380                         Dated 23-May-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Ethnicity, Identity and Nationality: A Case Study of Rohingya Problem

Paper No. 6372                                    Dated 27-Apr-2018

Colonel R Hariharan

 [This is an up-dated version of the  paper presented by the author at an international seminar on “Borders in South Asia: States, Communities and People” organized by Pondicherry University School of Social Sciences & International Studies UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation & Centre for South Asian Studies at Pondicherry on February 1 and 2, 2018]

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Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy:

Paper No. 6366                                Dated 17-Apr-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
With the Cease fire process as well as the desired progress in Constitutional reforms going no where, it is but natural, that the Government of Suu Kyi is trying rearrange the priorities and focus more on the economy.
 

Myanmar: Army continues its Offensive against Kachins- a setback to Peace efforts?

Paper No. 6360                                    Dated 27-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In our paper 6350 dated 19 Feb 2018 we have mentioned that fighting between the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) and the Kachins had intensified and that the offensive instead of bringing around the KIA to signing the agreement would only result in throwing them in the lap of the Chinese through the newly formed FNPCC (Federal Political Negotiation and Consultation Committee) led by the Chinese supported UWSA (United Wa State Army).

Myanmar: Rohingya Issue- Getting more and more complicated

Paper No. 6354                                      Dated 08-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Rohingya problem which was a local  bilateral issue between Myanmar and Bangladesh and had then become a regional issue with the Rohingya refugees spreading out of Bangladesh. 

It is now getting into international dimensions and one cannot but agree with the statement of A.M.A Muhith, the Finance Minister of Bangladesh that the Rohingya repatriation back to Myanmar will never succeed!

Myanmar - the State of the Peace Process - Not Very Encouraging

Paper No. 6350                                  Dated 19-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Renewed and intensive fighting between the Armed Forces and the KIA, Marginalisation of the UNFC, rigid and inflexible stand of both Tatmadaw and China supported FPNCC and increasingly open intervention by China in the cease fire process- these sum up the state of the peace process in Myanmar.

First, the Fighting in the North:

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