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23 July 2012

Myanmar’s Stateless

2point6billion.com republished Gateway House's Venessa Parekh's article on 400,000 people of Indian origin who do not have official recognition in Myanmar. She argues that with India participating in Myanmar’s rejuvenation, it should use effective diplomacy to advance minority rights in the country.

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18 July 2012

Myanmar’s two million stateless people

Rediff republished Gateway House's Venessa Parekh's article on 400,000 people of Indian origin who do not have official recognition in Myanmar. She argues that with India participating in Myanmar’s rejuvenation, it should use effective diplomacy to advance minority rights in the country.

sudeep chakravarti interview Courtesy: Gateway House
24 May 2012

Myanmar: Liberalization benefits for India

As Myanmar’s economy opens up, neighbouring India is provided with an opportunity to enhance bilateral ties. Gateway House’s Hari Seshasayee interviews South Asia expert Sudeep Chakravarti to discuss the changes sweeping Myanmar and its significance for the region.

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1 May 2012

Sanctions on Myanmar: Have they worked?

The West is quick to claim that their sanctions against Myanmar have forced the government to implement political and economic reforms in the country. However, such bans do not usually achieve their stated purpose of forcing regimes to change their behavior.

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12 November 2010

Myanmar elections: A Violation of Human Rights?

Myanmar is a complex issue. Its history, its treatment by neighbours and the West, the complex dilemmas posed by the mixing of morality and realpolitik is a reminder that democracy is only a means to an end. The lives of the ordinary people should matter more than formal institutions in shaping policy decisions.