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#5436, 19 February 2018
Fragility of the Process: Myanmar’s Long Road to Peace
Angshuman Choudhury analyses recent developments and identifies fundamental challenges plaguing Myanmar's peace process 
#5394, 21 November 2017
The Pangsangh Alliance and the Future of Myanmar’s Peace Process
Angshuman Choudhury says that there can be no peace in Myanmar without the cooperation and compliance of the northern EAOs
#5312, 28 June 2017
Second 21CPC and Myanmar’s Stuttering Peace Process
Angshuman Choudhury reviews the proceedings and context of the 21CPC meeting in May 2017 and identifies emerging trends in Myanmar's peace process
#5281, 6 May 2017
New Complexities in Myanmar's Peace Process
Angshuman Choudhury assesses the potential implications of the parallel channel of political dialogue created by Ethnic Armed Organisations (EAOs) in Myanmar
#5170, 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
#5124, 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
#5023, 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
#5003, 21 March 2016
Big Picture
Forecast 2016: Cardinal Transitions

Prof Varun Sahni outlines key transitions currently underway or expected in 2016 in countries of significance to India
#4971, 25 January 2016
Forecast 2016: Security Situation in Northeast India
Wasbir Hussain identifies five potential security scenarios that might emerge in India's northeast in 2016
#4938, 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
#4852, 24 March 2015
The Role of Geopolitics in Myanmars Resource Curse
Suparna Banerjee analyses the trajectory of Myanmar's reforms and/or the lack of it
#4817, 21 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Myanmar in 2015
Aparupa Bhattacherjee takes stock of the multiple ongoing transitions in Myanmar and makes projections for 2015
#4748, 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
#4742, 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
#4720, 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”
#4717, 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
A Year in Transition: Assessing Democracy in Myanmar
7 February 2017 , 1100-1300 hrs


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India and its Neighbourhood: An Audit of Conflict and Peace
10 July 2015

Myanmar: Murdered Journalist Highlights Thein Sein's U-Turn on Reforms
International Business Times, 4 November 2014
Burmese authorities have ordered that the body of a journalist who was murdered by the country's powerful military be exhumed, casting a shadow over US President Barack Obama's visit later this month. Aung Kyaw Naing, also known as Par Gyi,...

Body Of Slain Myanmar Journalist To Be Exhumed As Investigation Begins
Huffington Post, 4 November 2014
YANGON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Police in Myanmar have been ordered to exhume the body of a journalist who was shot dead by the Army last month, the victim's wife told Reuters on Monday. The incident comes at a sensitive time for Myanmar as the government...

Thai regime hunts for legitimacy in Myanmar
The Japan Times, 20 October 2014
Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha’s official visit to Myanmar on Oct. 9 and 10 was his first introductory tour since he assumed the Thai premiership last month.

Investment boom in Myanmar
The Nation, 20 October 2014
Thailand's total investment in Myanmar has nearly reached US$10 billion, making the Kingdom the second-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country after China, whose investment swelled past $14 billion.

Myanmar Jails 3 Journalists for Leadership Report
ABC News, 17 October 2014
A Myanmar court sentenced a media owner, publisher and three journalists to two years in prison Thursday in the latest ruling to raise concerns about press freedoms in the country emerging from military rule.

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Myanmar in Transition: Ethnic Conflicts, External Interests and Political Changes
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 164
Contemporary Myanmar: Challenges to Political Process and Reconciliation
Sonu Trivedi
Research Paper 28
Rudderless & Drowning in Tears: The Rohingyas of Myanmar
Roomana Hukil & Nayantara Shaunik
Issue Brief 222
Challenging the Reconciliation Process: Myanmars Ethnic Divide and Conflicts
CS Kuppuswamy
Issue Brief 221
China and its Peripheries: Beijings Myanmar Strategy
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 215
Myanmars National Reconciliation: An Audit of Insurgencies and Ceasefires
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 138
Myanmars Ethnic Divide: The Parallel Struggle
Medha Chaturvedi
Special Report 131
Myanmar: Pangs of Democratic Transition
Sampa Kundu
Special Report 130

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