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Myanmar’s Geostrategic Significance Demands United States Patronisation and not Demonisation in 2021

Paper No. 6751                         Dated 8-Feb-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Myanmar’s geostrategic significance in 2021 in relation to the fast menacing China Threat to Indo Pacific security endows it with significant “Strategic Asset Value” for the United States, the West, India and the QUAD Maritime Security Grouping. Myanmar contextually merits US strategic patronisation NOT demonisation.

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Myanmar: Army Consolidates its Grip on the Country after the Coup

Paper No. 6750                   Dated  6-Feb-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Except for a few odd exceptions, the response of the general public to the Army Coup has been rather muted.  Two reasons are given.  One- Most of the NLD leaders including Suu Kyi are in jail and there has not been any time to strategise any response.  The second was a clear message from Suu Kyi that protests should be peaceful and violence should be avoided at any cost.
 

Nepal: Violent Demonstrations Against Dissolution throughout the Country by Dahal Faction:

Paper No 6749                       Dated 5-Feb-2021
By Dr, S, Chandrasekharan.
 
An impressive “Nation wide” protests against dissolution of the House took place on 4th February. 
 

Military Coup in Myanmar: Bullet Prevails over Ballot

Paper No. 6748                                             Dated 3-Feb-2021

By Vandana Mishra

Myanmar underwent a serious political crisis on the wee hours of February 01, 2021 (Monday), when it was scheduled to have its first session of Parliament after the November 2020 elections. Myanmar’s military took over the reins of power in its own hand arresting de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint and other senior leaders of the National League of Democracy (NLD).

Myanmar: Army Seizes Power as Expected. What next?

Paper No. 6747                       Dated 02-Feb-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In the early hours of the morning of 1st February when the newly elected members of the Parliament had assembled in Naypyitaw, the Army moved in by arresting Suu Kyi, th President Dr. U Win Myint, many leaders of the NLD, Members of the Union Election Commission and Chief Ministers of other States and the regions. The Army take over was justified by the need to resolve huge instances of alleged fraud in the November 8 Elections.
 

Myanmar: Is the Military Planning a Take over?

Paper No. 6746 dated 29-Jan-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
Myanmar is heading towards a very serious Constitutional Crisis with the Army Chief openly declaring that the 2008 Constitution should be given up if it is “not abided by.”
 

China Flings Provocative Strategic Gauntlet at New US President Joe Biden 2021

Paper No. 6745                   Dated 29-Jan-2021

Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s President Xi Jinping unmindful of the geopolitical forces stacked against China in 2021has in his characteristic propensity for aggressive brinkmanship has gambled to throw multiple provocative strategic gauntlets at the new US President Joe Biden within a week of his taking office.

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