Neighbourhood Studies
Raising ‘Myanmar Consciousness’: Visit of the President of Myanmar to India (26 - 29 February 2020)

Myanmar scholars have a tough time! The appalling lack of ‘Myanmar consciousness’ of the Indian mainstream media, especially the English print media, is reflected by the near total absence of the coverage of the visit of His Excellency U Win Myin

The Strategy for Combating Hunger and Nepal

Because of the development of science and technology, human beings have increased their access to the Moon and Mars and they have even been dreaming to reach the Sun. But, is it not a great pity that while they are performing such great miracles on t

Afghanistan: Peace deal and deepening political crisis

President Trump’s upcoming visit to India and the rapidly progressing peace talks between the US and the Taliban gives yet another opportunity for the policymakers in India to use their ingenuity in order to secure a place for itself in a post-Amer

शी हजूर! म्यांमार के लिए ‘नए दौर’ में पुरानी शराब

म्यांमार उस समय बेल्ट एंड रोड इनीशिएटिव (बीआरआई) में एक तरह से शामिल हो गया था, जब मई 2017 में आंग सान

Notes from the Sub-continent (Jan 15 - Feb 14)

In this fortnight’s compilation of some of the big ideas being debated in the media across the Indian sub-continent, we look at the coverage of the coronavirus (CoVid-19) outbreak--and it’s interesting to note the many similar strands of concern

Myanmar Round Up: January 2020 (A round up of selected English open source reports on Myanmar)

Myanmar charged into the New Year with high profile events dominating January 2020, viz. the visit by Xi Jinping; publication of the Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) Report and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) interim verdict. In addi

Myanmar Round Up: December 2019

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s spirited though controversial visit to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), The Hague, to defend her nation, its armed forces and its conduct leading to the Rohingya Crisis, was the predominant event in December. Interna

Xi Hajoor ! Old Wine in the ‘New Era’ for Myanmar

Myanmar effectively boarded the BRI when Aung San Suu Kyi attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing in May 2017. President Xi Jinping even acknowledged Myanmar in the context of the BRI in

Year Review: Pakistan in 2019

The year 2019 brought optimism as well as trials for Pakistan in equal measure. In 2019, Pakistan under Prime Minister Imran Khan was occupied in confronting numerable challenges at the domestic as well as international levels. At the domestic front,

New Year review of major FP/security developments in the region

Upon winning the general election held in December 2018, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was sworn into office on January 3. This marked the beginning of her third consecutive term following the electoral victories of 2009 and 2

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