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#5124, 12 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI and Myanmar: More Clarity Required

Amb Preet Malik reviews Myanmar's report card in the 2016 Fragile States Index
#5116, 1 September 2016
India-Myanmar: Time to Rev up Bilateral Ties
Amb (Retd) Ashok Sajjanhar analyses Myanmar's President U Htin Kyaw's India visit and reflects on how New Delhi and Naypyidaw can take their relations forward
#5024, 6 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
Who Sets the Table: Negotiated Sovereignty and the Indo-Naga Relationship

Angshuman Choudhury reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 2 May 2016
#5023, 3 May 2016
IPCS Discussion
A Changing Myanmar: Challenges, Opportunities & Future Perspectives

Kimberley Nazareth reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 1 March 2016
#4966, 21 January 2016
Indus-tan
Forecast 2016: Another Year at the Crossroads for Pakistan

Sushant Sareen takes stock of Pakistan's trajectory in 2015 and makes projections for the year ahead
#4960, 18 January 2016
Japan in Northeast India: A Potential Boost for New Delhi’s ‘Act East Policy’
Ateetmani Brar explores the significance and potential of Japan's infrastructural investment in India's Northeastern states
#4943, 11 December 2015
Looking East
Can Suu Kyi Usher in True Democracy in Myanmar?

Wasbir Hussain explains the opportunities and challenges in store for the the winners of Myanmar's general elections, the National League for Democracy
#4938, 30 November 2015
Myanmar Elections
Myanmar: A Long Road After the Grand Triumph

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray contextualises the outcomes and prospects for Myanmar following the recently concluded national elections
#4920, 6 October 2015
Looking East
Myanmar in New Delhi's Naga Riddle

Wasbir Hussain looks at why there can be no piecemeal solution to as tricky a problem as insurgency in a region that has porous international borders
#4900, 17 July 2015
Looking East
Myanmar Polls: Test for Suu Kyi and Democracy

Wasbir Hussain reflects on domestic developments ahead of the November parliamentary elections
#4856, 6 April 2015
Looking East
Myanmar: Democracy in Brakes

Wasbir Hussain presents a reading of the political climate in the country
#4852, 24 March 2015
The Role of Geopolitics in Myanmar’s Resource Curse
Suparna Banerjee analyses the trajectory of Myanmar's reforms and/or the lack of it
#4839, 23 February 2015
Sub-Regional Cooperation in South Asia: A New Lease of Life?
Saurabh Kaushik looks at recent trends to gauge the momentum towards deepening economic engagement
#4829, 11 February 2015
IPCS Discussion
Southeast Asia and Myanmar: Review of IPCS Forecasts

Aparupa Bhattacherjee reports on the proceedings of the discussion
#4817, 21 January 2015
IPCS Forecast: Myanmar in 2015
Aparupa Bhattacherjee takes stock of the multiple ongoing transitions in Myanmar and makes projections for 2015
#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
  
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
IPCS Forecast 2016
Special Report 182
Charting Global Transitions
IPCS Annual 2015
Special Report 178
IPCS Forecasts: Southeast Asia in 2015
Shankari Sundararaman
Special Report 172
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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