Articles in Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group

Myanmar: The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

Myanmar: The Dragon on a ‘Roll’

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 16 Feb , 2019

Events in Myanmar are moving at a bewildering pace both in the ethnic front and in moving towards Constitutional amendments. There is an indirect benefit for India too with the Myanmar Army acting...

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Afghanistan’s Future- Exclusive Preserve of Afghan People and not...

Afghanistan’s Future- Exclusive Preserve of Afghan People and not...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 10 Feb , 2019

Afghanistan’s future and decisions thereto are exclusively the preserve of the will of the Afghan people and not within purview of the United States-Taliban Agreements as perceptionaly the...

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Myanmar: A civil war developing in Rakhine State

Myanmar: A civil war developing in Rakhine State

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 06 Feb , 2019

The conflict in Rakhine State is slowly developing into a civil war that will have repercussions not only in Rakhine State but may also spread into Chin Area and thereby getting close to the...

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Myanmar: China on “Overdrive” to solve the Ethnic Question: Why?

Myanmar: China on “Overdrive” to solve the Ethnic Question: Why?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 30 Jan , 2019

From the flurry of activities of Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs and the Chinese Ambassador at Yangon, it looks hat Chinese are in a desperate hurry to solve the question of the...

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Maldives under President Solih: A Progress report

Maldives under President Solih: A Progress report

By: RM Panda | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 28 Jan , 2019

The performance of the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government has had mixed results so far.  But judging from the enormous problems inherited by Solih, it is fair to say that Solih is...

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Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 30 Dec , 2018

Afghanistan’s geostrategic location and presence of US Forces embedded in Afghanistan provide a sheet anchor for Indo Pacific security on its Western Periphery. Indo Pacific Security template...

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Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 17 Dec , 2018

Japan facing comprehensive threats from a militaristic China and its nuclear proxy North Korea has finally woken up from its Peace Constitution Article 9 slumber realising that the ‘China...

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Suicide Attack in Chabahar: Its Implications

Suicide Attack in Chabahar: Its Implications

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 14 Dec , 2018

On 6th December, a terrorist driving a vehicle laden with explosives tried to enter the Police Headquarters in Chabahar, of Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran. The alert security forces guarding...

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Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 Dec , 2018

Geopolitically in end-2018 the United States finds itself in a policy conundrum on Afghanistan primarily because of the inability of US policy planners to recognise that Afghanistan geographically...

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Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 08 Dec , 2018

In a meeting with Suu Kyi, the Chairman of the China Development and Reforms Commission (NDRC), Ning Jizhe, tried to hustle Myanmar to workout an ‘implementation Plan’ for the China-Myanmar...

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

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

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 25 Nov , 2018

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...

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Maldives: Solih Takes Over- The Challenges ahead

Maldives: Solih Takes Over- The Challenges ahead

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

On November 17th, Solih took over as the seventh President of Maldives in a glittering ceremony at the Galolhu National Stadium. Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, former President of Sri...

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China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 Nov , 2018

China’s invitation to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit China in end-October 2018 may be significant in terms of China’s shift to reset relations with Japan due to prevailing geopolitical...

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Sri Lanka: The Political Crisis: View from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: The Political Crisis: View from Sri Lanka

By: V Sivanendran | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Nov , 2018

Colombo is eerily quiet. There are less people on the streets than usual. Buses are not overcrowded. There are intense conversations in tea boutiques among members of the public. The topic is the...

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China's natural Allies -Pakistan and North Korea in Economic Distress

China's natural Allies -Pakistan and North Korea in Economic Distress

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 27 Oct , 2018

Pakistan and North Korea long maintained by me as China’s only ‘Natural Allies’ are in an acute economic distress. China may have built-up Pakistan and North Korea as nuclear weapons states...

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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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Maldives: Yameen’s Desperate Moves to Stay in Power!

Maldives: Yameen’s Desperate Moves to Stay in Power!

By: RM Panda | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 15 Oct , 2018

After losing the election by an overwhelming margin and after conceding defeat publicly, Yameen is now upto his old tricks to stay in power with the help of his former cronies in the Judiciary...

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Afghanistan: US led 17 years’ War- No end in Sight!

Afghanistan: US led 17 years’ War- No end in Sight!

By: RM Panda | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 Oct , 2018

On 7th October 2018, Taliban greeted the 17 year of United States invasion of Afghanistan by attacks that caused 54 deaths of whom 35 were Security Personnel and the rest civilians. In one of the...

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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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Pak's offer to India by Imran Khan's Regime is Determined by International...

Pak's offer to India by Imran Khan's Regime is Determined by International...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 04 Oct , 2018

Contextually in September 2018 Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s peace dialogue offer to India is more determined by compulsions of international optics where Pakistan is globally isolated because of...

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