Articles By Dr S Chandrasekharan

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

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

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 02 Nov , 2018

On 26th October, President Sirisena summarily dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.  In order to gain time to have a majority...

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Myanmar: New Initiative by Ethnic Armed Organisations-Will it work?

Myanmar: New Initiative by Ethnic Armed Organisations-Will it work?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 24 Oct , 2018

In what is being considered as a breakthrough, State Counselor Suu Kyi, Army Chief Ming Aung Hliang and selected leaders of Ethnic Armed Organisations are to hold talks on 15th of this month, to...

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Myanmar-International Pressure and Consequent China’s Gains

Myanmar-International Pressure and Consequent China’s Gains

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Oct , 2018

Of late, the media in Myanmar is full of articles of possible Coup, failure of the Government,  the international pressure on the Rohingya Issue and consequent bad relations between the Tatmadaw...

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Myanmar Under Siege: Give Suu Kyi some Respite!

Myanmar Under Siege: Give Suu Kyi some Respite!

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 17 Sep , 2018

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,...

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Indo-Pak Meet under Indus Water Treaty: “Nothing Changes”

Indo-Pak Meet under Indus Water Treaty: “Nothing Changes”

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Sep , 2018

The Indus Water Commissioners from India and Pakistan met in Lahore for two days on 29th and 30th of August in Lahore.  This meet under the IWT (Indus Water Treaty) was scheduled to meet twice a...

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Pakistan’s Water Woes: Don’t Blame India

Pakistan’s Water Woes: Don’t Blame India

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 15 Aug , 2018

Daily Pakistan of July 29, 2018 carried a very detailed article on the water crisis in Pakistan and it said that the challenges faced by Pakistan in the shape of water scarcity and absence of...

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Myanmar: China-Myanmar Economic Corridor- Another “Hambantota” in the...

Myanmar: China-Myanmar Economic Corridor- Another “Hambantota” in the...

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 13 Aug , 2018

In the first week of July, Myanmar formally announced that China and Myanmar have agreed to a 15-point Memorandum of Understanding on building a China-Myanmar Economic Corridor as part of the Belt...

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Nepal: Five Months of Oli’s Rule: A Disappointment?

Nepal: Five Months of Oli’s Rule: A Disappointment?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 10 Aug , 2018

K.P.Oli took over as Prime Minister in mid February.  It is still too early to judge his performance in five months of his rule.  Yet, all indicators point to a disappointing performance.  The...

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Myanmar- 3rd Panglong Conference- A Failure

Myanmar- 3rd Panglong Conference- A Failure

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 31 Jul , 2018

After four postponements, the third Panglong Peace Conference finally took off on 11th June at Naypidaw with over 700 delegates attending the Conference.  Besides those who signed the National...

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Nepal: PM Oli’s China Visit: View from India

Nepal: PM Oli’s China Visit: View from India

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 16 Jul , 2018

Prime Minister Oli’s five day visit to China from 19th June is said to have been a very successful one.  Oli stayed in Beijing for three days after which he flew to Lhasa for another two days...

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Myanmar- Pressure on Civilian Government uncalled for

Myanmar- Pressure on Civilian Government uncalled for

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 03 Jul , 2018

It is noticed that the UN and some Western Countries are putting undue pressure on the civilian leadership in Myanmar thus straining the delicate and cautious relationship between the civilian...

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Myanmar: Army- Civil Relations and Insurgency

Myanmar: Army- Civil Relations and Insurgency

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 20 Jun , 2018

On 29th May, in response to a question from the Irrawaddy’s Representative, the Permanent Secretary of the Defence Ministry, Brigadier General Aung Kyaw dropped a bomb shell that the Tatmadaw...

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Kishenganga Hydro Electric Project in J&K: India Should stand firm on its Rights

Kishenganga Hydro Electric Project in J&K: India Should stand firm on its Rights

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 13 Jun , 2018

On Pakistan’s insistence, the issue had gone for arbitration twice in 2010 and 2013. Pakistani  officialdom and the media have once again begun the demand for  arbitration though the issue was...

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Myanmar: Agreement with UN for settling Rohingya Refugees Announced

Myanmar: Agreement with UN for settling Rohingya Refugees Announced

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 04 Jun , 2018

On 1st June, Myanmar announced that it had agreed to take steps to create conditions for the safe return of the Rohingya refugees.  The agreement calls for a framework of cooperation that will...

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Myanmar - Peace Process in Ruins - Who is Responsible?

Myanmar - Peace Process in Ruins - Who is Responsible?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 25 May , 2018

An editorial in Irrawaddy of 17th May, while discussing Myanmar’s failing peace noted that the recent clashes with insurgents demonstrate that the ethnic groups are losing faith in the current...

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Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy

Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 Apr , 2018

With the Cease fire process as well as the desired progress in Constitutional reforms going no where, it is but natural, that the Government of Suu Kyi is trying rearrange the priorities and focus...

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Myanmar: Army continues its Offensive against Kachins- a setback to Peace...

Myanmar: Army continues its Offensive against Kachins- a setback to Peace...

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 28 Mar , 2018

In our paper 6350 dated 19 Feb 2018 we have mentioned that fighting between the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) and the Kachins had intensified and that the offensive instead of bringing around the KIA to...

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Myanmar - the State of the Peace Process - Not Very Encouraging

Myanmar - the State of the Peace Process - Not Very Encouraging

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 21 Feb , 2018

Renewed and intensive fighting between the Armed Forces and the KIA, Marginalisation of the UNFC, rigid and inflexible stand of both Tatmadaw and China supported FPNCC and increasingly open...

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Maldives: Free Trade Agreement with China: Regional Impact

Maldives: Free Trade Agreement with China: Regional Impact

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 03 Jan , 2018

Of the twelve agreements signed with China, during the recent visit of President Yameen to China, the Free trade agreement signed between them is the most important one. Surprisingly, the...

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Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Jan , 2018

With the escalation of the offensive on the Kachins by the Myanmar Army from November onwards and the standoff between the Government and the China backed Federal Political Negotiation and...

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