Category Archives: Myanmar

Rohingya Refugees: A Security Threat To India; By J.K Verma

CAS article no. 0045/2017 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe Ethnic cleansing hits headlines in the western world media but little realisation is that mass migration of the  result of this in the neighbouring nations through porous borders triggers a crisis which might reflect in more than one serious forms. The global media currently has a news peg and Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims exodus just refuses to become a number two headline…. Read Article →

China’s Increasing Role in World Affairs; By Mr. M. R. Sivaraman

CAS article no. 0030/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies China is once again in the limelight with the US government bent on forcing North Korea into submission and disabling it to an extent that it does not flex its muscles against its neighbours and periodically threaten the US with a nuclear strike. China for its own reasons has fostered and nurtured North Korea perhaps as a bulwark against the… Read Article →

India, Myanmar moving closer in all key areas; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0153/2016 Courtesy: The India Saga The de-facto ruler, Foreign Minister and State Counsellor of Myanmar Daw Aung San Suu Kyi paid a four-day visit to India from October 16. Suu Kyi, who did her graduation from New Delhi and called India as her second home, paid first overseas visit to China in August may be because of domestic compulsions. She visited New Delhi after BIMSTEC (Bay of… Read Article →

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0151/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG) Courtesy South Asia Analysis Group Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. The two countries have maintained stable and sustained relationship over the decades.  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina visited China twice since she returned to power in 2009. Whichever… Read Article →

Success of Modi’s Act East Policy depends on India – Myanmar ties; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0145/2016 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe  It was External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj first and Hitin Kyaw President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar next within a week, visiting each other’s country that raised eyebrows. It seemed that both the nations were trying to forge close relations with each other, motivated by a desire to counter China’s growing influence as a regional leader. For a… Read Article →

Myanmar and China – Is Daw Suu Kyi the Pivot?; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0144/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Myanmar’s State Counsellor and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has just concluded a five-day (Aug 17-21) official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang. She was accorded the protocol of a visiting prime minister of a country that the Chinese leaders see not only as being of economic… Read Article →

Because They Too, Are Worth It: Gender Issues Among Rohingya Women; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0135/2016 Courtesy: Red Elephant Foundation This article has been published by Red Elephant Foundation (an Initiative for Peace and Gender Equality through Storytelling) to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9).  “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” ― Aung San Suu Kyi (From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995… Read Article →

India – Myanmar – China Defense Relations; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0074/2016 Courtesy: Mizzima Weekly, Issue 20, Vol. 5, May 19 2016.  Myanmar holds immense strategic significance for both India and China. China seeks to establish a stronger presence in the Indian Ocean Region and Myanmar offers a promising base. The land of the Golden Pagoda also offers a golden opportunity for China to militarily encircle India. Beijing is not concerned only about the Indian factor when consolidating… Read Article →

Will China Merrily Row Its Boat on Myanmar’s Stream? – Prospects of Restarting Myitsone Dam Project (Part II); By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0055/2016 Courtesy: Myanmar Business Today  (Vol 4 Issue 14) This is the second and the final part of this article. The first part was published in Myanmar Business Today’s last week’s edition (Vol. 4, Issue 13). Which way will the tide turn? Suu Kyi is responding in a two-pronged manner to China’s overtures. On one hand she strongly objected to the Myitsone project, saying that it poses… Read Article →

Myanmar’s Revival Poses Special Challenge for both Beijing and New Delhi; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no:  0046/2015 Courtesy: Global Times  After Myanmar’s elections, the world is watching what happens. How India and China play their political, economic and strategic cards matters greatly both for Myanmar and for India-China relations. As the most entrenched power in Myanmar, China is far ahead of India, and all other countries, in the emerging economic, political and strategic sweepstakes. There are over 5 million ethnic Chinese in Myanmar,… Read Article →