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10 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Diplomacy and the Politics of Language

Derek Verbakel reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 31 March 2017
8 December 2016
Muse Rebel Attacks
Dangers of Myanmar's Two-Faced Peace Process

Angshuman Choudhury analyses the recent violence in Muse and possible implications for peace talks in Myanmar
8 November 2016
A Patchy Road to Peace: The Panglong Experiment in Myanmar
Angshuman Choudhury analyses the proceedings and likely prospects of recently held 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference
21 October 2016
The Myanmar Border Attacks: Whodunit?
Angshuman Choudhury weighs in on the recent attack on several police outposts in Rakhine State
12 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and Myanmar: More Clarity Required

Amb Preet Malik reviews Myanmar's report card in the 2016 Fragile States Index
1 September 2016
India-Myanmar: Time to Rev up Bilateral Ties
Amb (Retd) Ashok Sajjanhar analyses Myanmar's President U Htin Kyaw's India visit and reflects on how New Delhi and Naypyidaw can take their relations forward
6 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
Who Sets the Table: Negotiated Sovereignty and the Indo-Naga Relationship

Angshuman Choudhury reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 2 May 2016
3 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
A Changing Myanmar: Challenges, Opportunities & Future Perspectives

Kimberley Nazareth reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 1 March 2016
21 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead
18 January 2016
Japan in Northeast India: A Potential Boost for New Delhi’s ‘Act East Policy’
Ateetmani Brar explores the significance and potential of Japan's infrastructural investment in India's Northeastern states
11 December 2015
Looking East
Can Suu Kyi Usher in True Democracy in Myanmar?

Wasbir Hussain explains the opportunities and challenges in store for the the winners of Myanmar's general elections, the National League for Democracy
30 November 2015
Myanmar Elections
Myanmar: A Long Road After the Grand Triumph

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray contextualises the outcomes and prospects for Myanmar following the recently concluded national elections
6 October 2015
Looking East
Myanmar in New Delhi's Naga Riddle

Wasbir Hussain looks at why there can be no piecemeal solution to as tricky a problem as insurgency in a region that has porous international borders
17 July 2015
Looking East
Myanmar Polls: Test for Suu Kyi and Democracy

Wasbir Hussain reflects on domestic developments ahead of the November parliamentary elections
6 April 2015
Looking East
Myanmar: Democracy in Brakes

Wasbir Hussain presents a reading of the political climate in the country
24 March 2015
The Role of Geopolitics in Myanmar’s Resource Curse
Suparna Banerjee analyses the trajectory of Myanmar's reforms and/or the lack of it
23 February 2015
Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia: A New Lease of Life?
Saurabh Kaushik looks at recent trends to gauge the momentum towards deepening economic engagement
11 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
Southeast Asia and Myanmar: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Aparupa Bhattacherjee reports on the proceedings of the discussion
21 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Myanmar in 2015
Aparupa Bhattacherjee takes stock of the multiple ongoing transitions in Myanmar and makes projections for 2015
19 November 2014
Myanmar: Why the Islamic State Failed Here
Aparupa Bhattacherjee explains the reasons behind the relative failure of the Islamic State towards gaining a foothold in Myanmar
17 November 2014
The Indo-Pacific
Modi in Myanmar: From ‘Look East’ to ‘Act East’

Professor Shankari Sundararaman takes stock of the movement on India's Look East Policy
31 October 2014
Myanmar: Violence in Rakhine State and a Way Forward
Aparupa Bhattacherjee presents a reading of the recent ICG report, “Myanmar: The Politics of Rakhine State”
29 October 2014
Myanmar's Ashin Wirathu: Five Reasons for His Rise
Aparupa Bhattacherjee weighs in on the perceived face of Buddhist extremism in the country
22 October 2014
Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Buddhist Radical Groups: New Alignments?
Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Buddhist Radical Groups: New Alignments?
9 October 2014
IPCS Discussion
Contemporary Myanmar & India-Myanmar Relations

Teshu Singh reports on the discussion on transitions in Myanmar, organised by the IPCS
24 September 2014
Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee highlights five causes leading to violence against the Rohingyas
8 September 2014
Myanmar's Political Transition: Challenges of the 2015 Election

Professor Shankari Sundararaman explains the challenges Myanmar will have to overcome and/or offset to ensure free and fair elections in 2015
26 August 2014
Sushma Swaraj's Visit
India in Myanmar: Strengthening the Economic Commons

Aparupa Bhattacherjee writes about India's increasing thrust towards engaging with Myanmar on the economic front
26 August 2014
Travails of Post Conflict Societies
Cost of Peace

D Suba Chandran writes why no cost is too high to wage peace
29 July 2014
Look East Policy
India’s Myanmar Mission

Wasbir Hussain analyses Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's upcoming visit to Myanmar, in the context of India's Look East Policy
24 July 2014
Sri Lanka and Myanmar: Understanding the Rise of Buddhist Radicalism
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy looks at the nature of religious extremism in both countries
4 July 2014
Myanmar: Priority for the New Indian Government
Dr Rahul Mishra explains Myanmar's significance for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy
30 June 2014
Myanmar: How Free is the Contemporary Media?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee provides an overview of the challenges faced by the country’s media
20 June 2014
Bangladesh-Myanmar Border Skirmishes: Who, What and Why
Dibya Shikha analyses the various issues revolving the recent border clash between Bangladesh and Myanmar
18 June 2014
Myanmar’s National Census: Fuelling Ethnic Crises
Aparupa Bhattacherjee argues that Myanmar's national census process, in its current form, will lead to darker days for the country's socio-political fabric
5 June 2014
IPCS Discussion
China’s Foreign Policy Directions Under the New Leadership

Rheanna Mathews reports on the proceedings on the discussion
30 May 2014
Malaysia, Thailand, and the Trafficking of the Rohingyas
Roomana Hukil analyses the alarming rise and inadequate data of the trafficking of Rohingya people in Malaysia and Thailand
28 May 2014
Rohingya Crisis: An Agenda for the Regional and International Communities
Dibya Shikha comments on the roles of different actors in resolving the crisis
20 May 2014
IPCS Review
Myanmar: Is Tatmadaw Assuming a Proactive Role?

Aparupa Bhattacherjee reviews the latest ICG report, titled 'Myanmar’s Military: Back to the Barracks?'
20 May 2014
BCIM and BIMSTEC: Two Competing Initiatives for Northeast India?
Leonora Juergens looks at the pros and cons of both endeavours for the development of the NER
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