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  • Rohingya Crisis Needs a Regional Solution

    The Rohingya crisis is not just Myanmar’s domestic problem but a regional issue and it needs to be tackled at the regional level in a more comprehensive way.

    September 08, 2017

    India must step up diplomatic efforts on the Rohingya issue

    The success of India's diplomacy will lie in the extent to which it can induce Naypyitaw to take a long view in the interests of its own political stability, internal security and social harmony.

    August 16, 2017

    BIMSTEC at 20: Hopes and Apprehensions

    BIMSTEC needs to build on regional synergies and work towards utilising the available resources optimally by focusing on fewer priority areas and undertaking projects that are economically feasible.

    June 20, 2017

    The 2017 By-elections in Myanmar: A Warning Signal for Suu Kyi?

    The result of the by-election clearly indicates the need for the NLD government to speedily engender trust among the ethnic minorities. A successful peace process and peace negotiations can be one aspect of it.

    April 05, 2017

    Visit of Myanmar President Upgrades Bilateral Ties

    The message President Kyaw took back from New Delhi is that India stands ready to support Myanmar in every possible way on its march to security, reconciliation and prosperity.

    September 02, 2016

    Political Transition, Tatmadaw and Challenges for Myanmar’s Democracy

    This backgrounder offers an overview of the two most challenging concerns for Myanmar’s democracy – ethnic unrest and economic hardships – and how the new government is planning to address these issues in particular and also more generally the influence of the Tatmadaw in politics.

    July 26, 2016

    Building Frigates for The Philippines Navy

    Building Frigates for The Philippines Navy

    India should ensure that the deal does not slip away because of GRSE’s perceived financial inability, which may not actually be the case.

    July 06, 2016

    South Pacific: Gaining Prominence in Indian Foreign Policy Calculations

    This backgrounder explores three issues: the strategic significance of the South Pacific for India, the advantages that India enjoys over China in the region, and the status of India’s relationship with Papua New Guinea in the light of the recent visit by President Mukherjee.

    May 10, 2016

    Myanmar in China’s Push into the Indian Ocean

    China wants to regain the position it once enjoyed under the military government in Myanmar. However, its efforts at securing a direct access to the Indian Ocean through Myanmar are unlikely to see an early fruition.

    March 14, 2016

    Why are Southeast Asians lured to fight for the Islamic State?

    Why are Southeast Asians lured to fight for the Islamic State?

    If the experience of the Afghan–trained mujahids is anything to go by, the threat posed by returnees from Syria and Iraq has the potential to be far more lethal especially since the numbers involved are much higher.

    June 29, 2015

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