Jaideep Chanda is a Senior Fellow with the Vivekananda International Foundation and specialises in terrorism, insurgency in the North East, India-Myanmar relations and National Security Studies. In the past he has worked on gender studies in peacekeeping and mental health management in the armed forces. He is an M. Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from Panjab University.

Contributions 
Myanmar Round Up: October 2019 The irony of the democratic process in the ‘imperfect’ democracy that is Myanmar, is the military attempting to use the democratic mechanisms to elbow out the modicum of civilian control that exists! Slowly, but surely, the upcoming ele...

Myanmar Round Up: September 2019 “…it is clear that China will never be an honest broker capable of mediating a peace process that can bring lasting peace to Myanmar. Rather, China conducts a peace process guided by its own interests—one that goes nowhere.” - Joe Kumbun...

Myanmar Round Up: August 2019 8888 Uprising Celebrations The month of August holds reverence in the Myanmar political calendar due to the 8888 Pro-Democracy Uprising, named so since the uprising for democracy peaked on 8 Aug 1988 at Yangon University. This eventually ...

From Sanctions to Submarines - Myanmar, July 2019 July 2019 saw Myanmar remain in the news for a number of reasons, some negative and others not so negative. At the end of it all, though it may be a bit early to judge, it seems to be business as usual for the nation. News of the ban on the Myanm...

Occasional Papers 
Counterproductive Effects of Sanctions - The Myanmar Case Study This paper attempts to analyse the trend of certain Western countries and the United Nations (UN) to impose or recommend imposition of sanctions on other countries, using Myanmar as a case study. Presently, certain bans have already been imposed or ...

Book Reviews 
‘War and Peace in the Borderlands of Myanmar – The Kachin Ceasefire, 1994-2011’, Edited by Mandy Sadan, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, Copenhagen, Pages 517, Price $ 22.15, ISBN: 978-87-7694-18-8(hbk), 2016 This book edited by Mandy Sadan, Reader of History of South East Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, focuses on the ‘inter-war period’ (to borrow a terminology associated with conventional war), in tha...

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