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#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
#4714, 22 October 2014
Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Buddhist Radical Groups: New Alignments?
Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Buddhist Radical Groups: New Alignments?
#4688, 9 October 2014
IPCS Discussion
Contemporary Myanmar & India-Myanmar Relations

Teshu Singh reports on the discussion on transitions in Myanmar, organised by the IPCS
#4671, 24 September 2014
Anti-Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Sentiments in Myanmar: Mutually Reinforcing?
Aparupa Bhattacherjee highlights five causes leading to violence against the Rohingyas
#4651, 8 September 2014
Indo-Pacific
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
#4624, 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
#4622, 26 August 2014
Travails of Post Conflict Societies
Cost of Peace

D Suba Chandran writes why no cost is too high to wage peace
#4583, 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
#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
  
News
Obama Urges Progress in Myanmar Ahead of Rare Roundtable
New York Times, 31 October 2014
YANGON — U.S. President Barack Obama urged Myanmar's government to make every effort to conclude a national ceasefire and protect the rights of minorities, just hours before the country's president and the military chief met opposition political...

Myanmar's President, Army Chief Meet Suu Kyi
New York Times, 31 October 2014
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Myanmar's president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights.

'Caught between a hammer and an anvil': Myanmar's Rohingya 'internment camps'
CNN News, 31 October 2014
(CNN) -- Nget Chaung, a camp for displaced people on a marginal smudge of low-lying coastland in western Myanmar, is not a place anyone would want to call home.

Myanmar frees dozens more child soldiers from army, U.N. says
The Japan Times, 26 September 2014
YANGON – Myanmar’s army Thursday released 109 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said, commending the country’s “accelerated” efforts to end the use of child soldiers.

With Suu Kyi disqualified, her NLD party looks to Myanmar ex-general
Bangkok Post, 24 September 2014
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy will go into next year's parliamentary election in Myanmar with no candidate for president and might even support a former general from the pro-military ruling party, NLD officials said.

Bangladesh-Myanmar FS level meeting
Daily Star, 30 August 2014
ONE of the mechanisms of injecting momentum and dynamism into relations between the two neighbours has been the holding of meetings at the level of foreign secretary. The scheduled 8th such meeting in Dhaka on 31st August, between Bangladesh and Myanmar,...

INSIGHT: Hints of progress after Japan-China foreign ministers talks
The Asahi Shimbun, 12 August 2014
Soon after arriving here for the ASEAN conference, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said “see you” when he bumped into his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida.

Chinese FM calls for closer cooperation in Asia
Chinadaily, 11 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Asian countries to promote strategic communication to build up mutual trust and strive for common development by enhancing regional cooperation.

Chinese FM meets Asian counterparts in Myanmar on ties
Chinadaily, 11 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with his Bangladeshi counterpart Mahmood Ali, Sri Lankan counterpart Gamini Lakshman Peiris and Pakistani prime minister's advisor on foreign affairs and national security Sartaj Aziz here to enhance bilateral...

ASEAN vows to strengthen ties with China
Chinadaily, 10 August 2014
Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reiterated commitment on Sunday to further strengthen ASEAN-China relationship by enhancing mutual trust and confidence and promoting cooperation in the political-security, economic,...

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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