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Sino- Myanmar Pauk-Phaw Relationship under Strain?

Paper No. 6674                        Dated 2-Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks that of late, the much talked about Pauk-Phaw  relationship between Myanmar and China is under strain.  This Pauk-Phaw that means fraternal relationship was hailed as the centre piece of the relationship by no one less than Xi Jinping during his visit to Myanmar recently  in January this year. 
 

Myanmar: Fourth Anniversary of NCA- A lack lustre Affair:

Paper No. 6509                 Dated   11-Nov- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The fourth Anniversary celebration of the National Cease Fire Agreement was observed at Nay Pyi Taw on the 29th of October 2019.  It was not a surprise that the celebrations were in a low key though the function was attended both by Suu Kyi and the Army Chief.

Myanmar: Civiliazing the Military Nation- When?

Paper No. 6546                 Dated 1-June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Kyaw Zwa Moe, the English Editor of Irrawaddy has written a piece starting with this title “Civilinising this Militarised Nation” and comes to the conclusion that it may take another three decades. He has reasons to be very pessimistic as the developments in Myanmar do not give us any hope of the Army- the Tatmadaw giving up it iron grip over the country.

Myanmar: Is Suu Kyi Getting Isolated?

Paper No. 6531 .    Dated 24-April-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

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: 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.

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