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Myanmar: The State of the Peace Process and the Chinese Involvement:

Paper No. 6464 .   Dated 24-Nov-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

On November 21, Suu Kyi made an important speech at the Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation Process at Nay Pyi Taw in which she frankly explained the challenges the Myanmar Government had faced in moving ahead with the Peace Process.  

To me, it looked like a message not only to the domestic audience and various entities like the Army but also to the outside world when she touched upon the Rakhine Issue too.

PAKISTAN: Sectarian Groups Running Riot:

Paper No. 6458 .    Dated 07-Nov-2018

By R.M.Panda

The Minorities are not Safe:

Though Pakistan consists of many religious, ethno-linguistic minority groups, it continues to be dominated by fanatical sectarian groups with official blessings and making it intolerable for non Muslim minorities like Ahmadis, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Calash, Sikhs and the Parsis to survive.

Sri Lanka: President Sirisena Joining hands with the Man he ousted

Paper No. 6452                         Dated 29-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan
 

Nepal: Prime Minister Oli and the Madhesi Problem:

Paper No. 6440                        Dated 12-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan
 
On 19th August, in a major address in Janakpur, Prime Minister Oli declared that the Government is ready to amend the Constitution in accordance with the needs of the country and the people. He reiterated that the Constitution will be amended soon.
 

Myanmar Under Siege: Give Suu Kyi some Respite!

Paper No. 6426 .    Dated 16-Sept-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Myanmar Government appears to be coming under a siege mainly by the international organizations and some western countries. If their idea is to throw Myanmar back into the arms of the Chinese, they are perhaps already succeeding.  Even if the Government and the people want to get out of the stranglehold of China, the mission of these agencies is to ensure that it does not happen.

Myanmar: Report of fact-finding Mission on Rohingya: Its Aftermath

Paper No. 6418                Dated 1-Sept-2018
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 

Sri Lanka: A Tamil Reading of Albert Camus 'The Plague'

Paper No. 6412      Dated 20-Aug-2018
By Prof. Charles Sarvan
Colombo Telegraph (14 October 2017) reported that in Mullaitivu there’s one Sinhalese soldier for every two Tamil civilians. It added that this ratio does not include personnel belonging to the navy and air-force. Elsewhere too, demographic realities are being systematically and forcibly changed. (I gather that soon, if not already, there will be more Chinese in Tibet than Tibetans.)
 

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