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#4576, 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
#4545, 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
#4534, 30 June 2014
Myanmar: How Free is the Contemporary Media?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee provides an overview of the challenges faced by the country’s media
#4524, 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
#4522, 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
#4496, 5 June 2014
IPCS Discussion
China’s Foreign Policy Directions Under the New Leadership

Rheanna Mathews reports on the proceedings on the discussion
#4482, 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
#4467, 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
#4456, 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?'
#4454, 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
#4414, 30 April 2014
Myanmar: Peace in Kachin State?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee delineates the obstacles in the way of a substantive peace deal
#4404, 23 April 2014
Northeast India in BIMSTEC: Economic linkages with Myanmar and Bangladesh
Leonora Juergens asks whether the Northeast could benefit from a BIMSTEC-FTA through closer border trade
#4368, 3 April 2014
Myanmar’s Energy Sector: Inviting the World to its Shore
Vibhanshu Shekhar analyses the opening up of Myanmar's energy sector, and projects a positive outlook for the country
#4325, 6 March 2014
IPCS Special Commentary
Transition in Myanmar: Regional Implications & Future Directions

Amb Ranjit Gupta analyses the nature of the transition and its implications for South Asia and the Middle East
#4306, 13 February 2014
Connecting Asia: South Asia as a Strategic Bridge
D Suba Chandran explains why it is in India and the region's interest to make South Asia a link between West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia.
#4281, 31 January 2014
China, Myanmar, and the Myitsone Dam: Uncertain Future
Aparupa Bhattacharjee analyses the potential trajectory of China-Myanmar bilateral relations.
Bangladesh Oil Exploration Prospects Boosted by UN Border Ruling
Wall Street, 8 July 2014
A United Nations court drew a new maritime border in the Bay of Bengal, awarding more than three-quarters of a disputed sea area to Bangladesh and opening the way for more energy exploration in the region.The ruling by the U.N.’s Permanent Court...

Arunachal CM Urges PM to Reopen Historic Road Connecting India with China, Myanmar
IBT, 1 July 2014
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the historic Stilwell Road, which connects India with China and Myanmar. He also appealed to Modi to construct a road between Lumla in Tawang district and Tashigang...

Chinese, Indian, Myanmar leaders mark 60-yr-old peace principles
Chinadaily, 28 June 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping, Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari gathered in Beijing on Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Myanmar leader hails ties
Chinadaily, 28 June 2014
China and Myanmar pledged on Friday to consolidate friendly ties as Myanmar's president arrived in Beijing to mark the initiation of a historic set of principles in the 1950s to handle international relations.

Thein Sein visits Lingguang Temple
Chinadaily, 28 June 2014
Myanmar President U Thein Sein visited Lingguang Temple in Beijing and presented gifts on behalf of his government.

Myanmar president congratulates Chinese, Indian counterparts on 60-year-old peace code
Chinadaily, 28 June 2014
Myanmar President U Thein Sein sent congratulatory messages to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Announcement of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence,...

FPPC - China's basic diplomatic policies
Chinadaily, 26 June 2014
In 1954, China, India and Myanmar issued a joint statement confirming the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence as the basic norms of diplomatic relations.

SCO members to stage anti-terror drill in China
Chinadaily, 26 June 2014
The member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will stage an anti-terrorism military drill in China from August 24 to 29, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Suu Kyi lauds democratic exercise
Republica, 13 June 2014
KATHMANDU, June 13: Visiting Myanmar opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi has expressed satisfaction over the phenomenal growth of media in Nepal over the years. During her meeting with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the latter´s official residence...

Bangladesh-Myanmar border conference begins on June 10
Dhaka Tribune, 7 June 2014
A four-day director general level conference between Border Guard Bangladesh and Border Guard Police is scheduled to begin at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on June 10.BGB Director General Major General Aziz Ahmed would lead an eight-member delegation at the...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
Myanmar in Transition: Ethnic Conflicts, External Interests and Political Changes
IPCS Special Focus
Special Report 164
BIMSTEC: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
IPCS Interview
Special Report 163
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: Myanmar’s Ethnic Divide and Conflicts
CS Kuppuswamy
Issue Brief 221
China and its Peripheries: Beijing’s Myanmar Strategy
Ranjit Gupta
Issue Brief 215
Myanmar’s National Reconciliation: An Audit of Insurgencies and Ceasefires
Bibhu Prasad Routray
Special Report 138
Myanmar’s Ethnic Divide: The Parallel Struggle
Medha Chaturvedi
Special Report 131
Myanmar: Pangs of Democratic Transition
Sampa Kundu
Special Report 130
China and Myanmar: Strategic Interests, Strategies and the Road Ahead
Billy Tea
Research Paper 26

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