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#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
#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
  
News
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,...

US proposal on South China Sea unconstructive
Chinadaily, 10 August 2014
It is simply an unconstructive idea for US Secretary of State John Kerry to call for a "freeze" on actions in the South China Sea at an ASEAN foreign minister's meeting in Myanmar at the weekend.

FM clarifies position over South China Sea issue
Chinadaily, 10 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi clarified on Saturday China's position over South China Sea issue, saying that safeguarding its sovereignty and maritime rights and interests is unshakable.

China-ASEAN strategic partnership enter new stage
Chinadaily, 10 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday that China-ASEAN strategic partnership has entered a new stage of higher-level development after experiencing a golden decade of development.

Chinese FM meets US state secretary in Myanmar
Chinadaily, 10 August 2014
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with US State Secretary John Kerry on the sidelines of the series of Foreign Ministers Meetings on East Asia cooperation in Myanmar's capital of Nay Pyi Taw Saturday.

China and Japan talk in Myanmar on easing political tensions
The Asahi Shimbun, 10 August 2014
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Japan to "make practical efforts to overcome existing political obstacles between the two sides" during an informal meeting with his Japanese counterpart during an ASEAN summit in Myanmar.

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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