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Myanmar: Bars Arakan Army from Panglong Conference- An Unwise Move

Paper No. 6658                              Dated 11- Aug-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
On 6th of August, the Myanmar Government announced that the Arakan Army will not be invited for the next 21st Century Panglong Conference.
 
 On the other hand, it indicated that the other seven Ethnic Armed Organizations who have opted out of signing the National Cease fire agreement with the Government will be invited.
 

Myanmar: The US-China Feud Spills into Myanmar:

Paper No. 6650                 Dated 20-July-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In an unusual and not  normally seen in diplomatic circles was the  open letter by United States Embassy in Myanmar openly accusing China of steadily eroding the sovereignty of the countries of ASEAN including Myanmar.
 
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Myanmar: Army Chief Hints at Chinese Meddling in Ethnic Conflict:

Paper No. 6614                    Dated 5-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In my earlier paper 6497 of 20th September 2019, titled “Renewed Fighting by Northern Alliance - Is China Part of Problem”, I had stated that there is an increasing suspicion and expressed by some even in Myanmar that China is not doing enough and does want to do enough either in bringing to an end the ethnic conflict in Myanmar. ( Shown as Annexure)
 

Myanmar: China and the Kyaukpyu Deep Sea Port: Why this desperate Hurry?

Paper No. 6596                 Dated 13-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
In one of my earlier papers on Myanmar 6519 of 12 Feb, 2020, I had said that the visit of Xi Jin Ping though declared to be part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the real reason appeared to be to regain the lost momentum of strategic dominance.
 

Myanmar: Civil-Military Relations: Suu Kyi standing up to the Army

Paper No. 6590                        Dated   3-June-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Myanmar: Officially hands over 22 Indian Insurgents for the first time:

Paper No. 6581                          Dated 20-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
For the first time, the Myanmar Government formally handed over 22 Indian insurgents from the North East  to the Indian Consul General at Hkmati airport on the 16th of May this year.
 

Myanmar and the Wuhan Virus- An Update

Paper No. 6572                          Dated  4 - May- 2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As on 2nd May, the total number of confirmed cases comes to  151 of whom 37 have been cured.  There have been only six deaths so far.
 

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