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Myanmar – Current Developments

Paper No. 5582                                      Dated 17-Oct-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

In a fast moving situation, the highlights noted below are of significance to Myanmar and the region.

MYANMAR: Will the Peace Process materialise?

Paper No. 5536                               Dated 03-Aug-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

Introduction

In his address at the Chatham House, UK on 15 July 2013, President Thein Sein categorically asserted that the armed fighting in Myanmar since 1948 will end soon. 

Religious dispute in Myanmar- The Time Cover Story

Paper No. 5522                                         Dated 05-July-2013

Guest Column by Dr. Tint Swe

The impact of the 1st July issue of the Time magazine bearing the cover story “The face of Buddhist Terror” was far reaching even before any copy of the publication was sold inside Burma.

What do the communal riots in Myanmar indicate?

Paper No. 5467                  Dated 20-April-2013

Col R Hariharan

Myanmar’s fledgling democracy faced yet another obstacle to its progress when anti-Muslim violence flared up in Central Myanmar town of Meiktila in March 2013. It quickly spread to six other smaller townships in Thayawady district in Bago Region in Lower Myanmar. According to Human Rights Watch, it also spread to 11 townships in Mandalay and Pegu divisions, where Muslim neighborhoods were ransacked.

Sri Lanka: Attacks on Muslims, a new ball-game

Paper No. 5450                                      Dated 5-Apr-2013

Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

When Lanka’s civil war ended in May 2009 with the extermination of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) it was thought that thirty years of strife was over and military victory would usher in stability and economic progress.

Myanmar President Directs Security Forces to use Force to Quell Communal Violence

 

Paper No: 5443                                   Dated  29-Mar- 2013

By B.Raman

The violent incidents in Central Myanmar, which initially targeted Muslims, their places of worship and properties at Meikhtila on March 20,2013, have since spread to other areas north of Rangoon and there have been reports of Muslims as well as Buddhists now being targeted often by the same mobs which move on motor-bykes.

Sustaining change in Myanmar

 

Paper No. 5439                                              Dated 28-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This article formed the basis for Col Hariharan’s presentation “Political and economic change in Myanmar” at the Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) seminar “Doing Business with Myanmar” at Chennai on March 16, 2013.]

Strategic context of change

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