Category Archives: Aung San Suu Kyi

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

CAS article no. 0050/2016 Courtesy: Myanmar Business Today  (Vol 4 Issue 13)  China expressed its desire on March 17 to restart the suspended Myitsone Dam Project in Myanmar, saying the contract was still valid. The statement has come a few days after the announcement of Myanmar’s new president-elect U Htin Kyaw. He is a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi and a member of the ruling National League for Democracy… Read Article →

Myanmar – Aung San Suu Kyi’s China Options; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0040/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies As Myanmar nears a historic political transition, the incoming National League for Democracy (NLD) will have a lot on their plate. They will face the enormous challenge of steering the country according to their plans. Having struggled for two and a half decades against a hardline military rule, they will have a clearer understanding of challenges  in the domestic field…. 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 →