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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

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


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.

China, Myanmar, and the Myitsone Dam: Uncertain Future
Aparupa Bhattacharjee analyses the potential trajectory of China-Myanmar bilateral relations.

Myanmar: Are the Infrastructure and Economic Reforms Adequate?
Kuhan Madhan analyses whether Myanmar has the potential to cash in on the golden investment climate it has today.

Myanmar: Why is the Clergy Angry?
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy tries to find answers for the violence in Myanmar and the role of monks in it

BCIM Economic Corridor: A Giant Step towards Integration
Harun ur Rashid tracks civilian and governmental interactions for improved regional connectivity

Myanmar: Kachin State and the State of Peace
Aparupa Bhattacherjee questions the lack of success of the peace deals between the KIO and the Myanmarese government

Special Commentary
South Asia: Anti-Trafficking, Flesh Trade and Human Rights

Roomana Hukil reviws the US Department of State report, ‘Trafficking in Persons 2013’ (TIP), with special reference to South Asia 

Myanmar: Awaiting its Green Revolution
Yves Marie-Rault investigates the problems besetting the agriculture sector in Myanmar


News
Asia should look within itself: Forum
Chinadaily, 13 April 2014
Asia's distinctive cultural resources can propel the development of the continent's businesses, and the region's cultural diversity can provide new ideas and opportunities for Asian economic integration.

China-Myanmar boundary co-op meeting to be held
Chinadaily, 15 February 2014
The 12th Meeting on the Implementation of the Agreement of Management and Cooperation of the China-Myanmar Boundary will be held in Nay Pyi Taw next Wednesday, according to Chinese Embassy here Saturday.

Bangladesh and Myanmar to sign deal
Dhaka Tribune, 29 January 2014
Bangladesh and Myanmar are planning to sign a deal to hold dialogue on regular basis on non-traditional security threat.Bangladesh wants to engage with Myanmar extensively and it floated the security dialogue idea during the foreign-secretary level meeting...

Rohingya Muslims targeted again
The Hindu, 18 January 2014
Several people including women and a child have been killed in an attack on Rohingya Muslims in strife-torn western Myanmar, a rights group said on Friday, as the U.S. embassy voiced alarm. Myanmar’s Rakhine state remains extremely tense after...

India-Myanmar to boost trade ties despite border row
E-PAO, 13 January 2014
Despite intense border dispute between India and Myanmar especially on the issue of Moreh town, the two countries are taking up significant steps to boost the bilateral trade relation. For the first time, Indian products would be on display in...

China expands its investment in mining sector
ELEVEN, 13 January 2014
Sichuan Henglu Industrial Company from China and Myanmar’s Good Plus Star Mining Company have formed a joint-ventured company named GPS Joint Venture to refine lead in Kalaw Township, Taunggyi district at Shan State. Another Chinese company,...

Infy to help Myanmar develop e-governance strategy
Business Standard, 11 January 2014
The Southeast Asian nation is learnt to have roped in tech major Infosys to devise a strategy on using IT to improve governance efficiency. This would focus on grooming the local eco-system. In November last year, Myanmar’s pro-democracy...

Myanmar’s Constitutional Reform
The New York Times, 10 January 2014
There was good news last week in Myanmar when President Thein Sein stated his support for changing the nation’s Constitution to allow “any citizen,” including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize-winning democracy advocate, to run...

Japan Pledges $96 Million to Reduce Conflicts in Myanmar
The Wall Street Journal, 9 January 2014
Japan has pledged 10 billion yen ($96 million) to develop infrastructure and lift standards of living in Myanmar's conflict-plagued ethnic areas, the first such assistance package specifically targeted at promoting peace there.   The...

Myanmar Journalists Stage Rare Protest Against Reporter's Jail Term
Huffington Post, 9 January 2014
Dozens of journalists staged a rare demonstration Tuesday morning in Myanmar's biggest city to protest a jail term given to a reporter who was working on a story about corruption.   Journalists have gained new freedoms under the reformist...

Issue Briefs, Special Reports, Research Papers
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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