Articles By Dr S Chandrasekharan

Myanmar: Is the Peace Process in Crisis?

Myanmar: Is the Peace Process in Crisis?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 26 Nov , 2017

With the international attention on the ongoing Rohingya crisis and Suu Kyi under pressure from all sides, it is but natural that the peace process which is very vital for the country’s...

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Myanmar: Sanctions will only slow down democratic Transition

Myanmar: Sanctions will only slow down democratic Transition

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 17 Nov , 2017

In his one day stop at the capital of Myanmar on 15 November 2017, US Secretary of State Tillersen ruled out the much expected announcement of general sanctions against Myanmar.  Instead, he...

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Myanmar: Rohingya Crisis: Denigrating Suu Kyi does not Help

Myanmar: Rohingya Crisis: Denigrating Suu Kyi does not Help

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 21 Oct , 2017

It is rather sad that human rights activists, western media and many other leaders of repute have made a concerted effort to denigrate Suu Kyi without realising her constraints in dealing with a...

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Bangladesh: A Judgement Gone Awry!

Bangladesh: A Judgement Gone Awry!

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 Oct , 2017

On many parameters Sheikh Hasina’s government is doing extremely well.  The economy is moving at around 6 percent growth.  There was a proud moment for Bangladesh when the first span of 6.15...

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Myanmar-The Rohingya Conundrum: Regional Implications

Myanmar-The Rohingya Conundrum: Regional Implications

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 03 Sep , 2017

On the night of 24th August, Rohingyan militants staged a coordinated attack on 30 Police posts that cover more than 24 villages around Maungdaw.  They also tried unsuccessfully to storm an Army...

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Myanmar - The Kachin Conflict- The way to deal with it

Myanmar - The Kachin Conflict- The way to deal with it

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 16 Jul , 2017

(The Kachins have over 500 Kms of border with India mainly in Arunachal Pradesh. Of the border with Myanmar, the Kachin border is the most peaceful and stable on both sides of the border in India...

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Myanmar: Peace Process with Chinese Characteristics

Myanmar: Peace Process with Chinese Characteristics

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Jun , 2017

One narrative that is all too prominent in the second Union Peace Conference- officially called the 21st century Panglong Conference is the role of China and its proxies before and during the...

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Myanmar: Recent Developments: The China Factor

Myanmar: Recent Developments: The China Factor

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 18 May , 2017

It is well known that three main objectives of the government of Myanmar led by Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi are ethnic reconciliation, economic development and constitutional changes.  Of these,...

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Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 05 May , 2017

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security. We now have a...

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Myanmar: Ceasefire on the Rocks: A Set back to Suu Kyi?

Myanmar: Ceasefire on the Rocks: A Set back to Suu Kyi?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 23 Apr , 2017

The recent attack by the MNDAA on the Army Posts at Laukkai, the headquarters of the Kokang region on 6th March, 2017 was followed by quick and heavy retaliatory attacks by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar...

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Pakistan: More on the Indus Water Treaty

Pakistan: More on the Indus Water Treaty

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 13 Mar , 2017

Media reports indicate that India has agreed to attend the next session of Indus Water Commission on March 20-21 2017 to be held at Lahore.  This will be the 113th session of the Commission and...

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Nepal: Oli Resigns – Pushpa Kamal Dahal of CPN - MC Poised to Take Over

Nepal: Oli Resigns – Pushpa Kamal Dahal of CPN - MC Poised to Take Over

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Date: 06 Aug , 2016

Maoist Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal is poised to take over as Prime Minister in place of Oli.  Till the time of writing no other leader has registered for election to the post of Prime Minister,...

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