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Myanmar- 3rd Panglong Conference- A Failure:

Paper No. 6399    Dated . 23-July-2018   

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

After four postponements, the third Panglong Peace Conference finally took off on 11th June at Naypidaw with over 700 delegates attending the Conference. 

Besides those who signed the National Peace Agreement, ethnic armed organisations that had not signed the agreement also joined the conference at the invitation of the government.

Myanmar- Pressure on Civilian Government uncalled for:

Paper No. 6392 .   Dated 26-June-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It is noticed that the UN and some Western Countries are putting undue pressure on the civilian leadership in Myanmar thus straining the delicate and cautious relationship between the civilian government led by Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw (the Army). The problem relates to the events in Rakhine State and the exodus of nearly six to seven hundred thousand Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

Myanmar: Army- Civil Relations and Insurgency:

Paper No. 6389                    Dated 11-June-2018         
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan’
On 29th May, in response to a question from the Irrawaddy’s Representative, the Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry, Brigadier General Aung Kyaw dropped a bomb shell that the Tatmadaw (the Army) is ready to obey if President U Win Myint orders a stop to the ongoing military operations in Kachin State in line with the law.  
 

Myanmar- Peace Process in Ruins- Who is Responsible?

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

Myanmar-The Rohingya Conundrum: Regional Implications:

Paper No. 6298                                           Dated 3-Sept-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
On the night of 24th August, Rohingyan militants staged a coordinated attack on 30 Police posts that cover more than 24 villages around Maungdaw.  They also tried unsuccessfully to storm an Army Base. The attackers held only a few small arms, machetes and home made explosive bombs but no sophisticated weapons.
 

Myanmar: Second Session of Panglong Conference: Mixed Results?

Paper No. 6271                  Dated 22-June-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 

Myanmar and China – Is Daw Suu Kyi The Pivot?

Paper No. 6165                                Dated 29-Aug-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has just concluded a five- day (Aug 17-21) official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang.  She was accorded the protocol of a visiting prime minister of a country that the Chinese leaders see not only as being of economic importance but also of great strategic interest.

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