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Articles are short 800-850-word commentaries that provide a more analytical view of issues currently in the news.
#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
#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
  
News
Myanmar turns to pop-up power stations
BBC News, 19 December 2014
Nestled on a bed of gravel, an hour's drive from Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the country's newest power station.

Obama warns of Myanmar reform 'backsliding'
BBC News, 13 November 2014
US President Barack Obama is to hold talks with Myanmar's President Thein Sein, hours after accusing his government of backsliding on reforms.

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.

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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