While most Asian countries studied by Gateway House are moving toward greater dependence on China, Myanmar is moving in the opposite direction. For decades, China has been one of the few countries willing to do business with Myanmar, sanctioned by Read more
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Myanmar gave the bilateral a substantive boost, but the exodus of over half a million Rohingya refugees dominated the discourse. India’s response has shown a balancing of compulsions, both humanitarian and strategic
The elections in Myanmar finally come to a close with Suu Kyi-led NLD’s landslide victory. The military establishment has accepted defeat. Suu Kyi, who can't be the president, has made it clear that she would be 'above the president'. How should India read Myanmar now and act to safeguard its interests?
Pakistan's righteous indignation about national sovereignty—over India's Myanmar counterinsurgency program—is out of sync with the country's actions in the past. Experiences from history serve as proof
The government's media rhetoric and aggrandisement is doing more harm than good to its reputation. It seems intent upon proving right the age-old adage, pride goes before a fall.
With a 1600-kilometre-long shared border, and a maritime boundary in the North East, Myanmar is critical to India’s Look East policy. However, India has to look beyond the China bogey in order to find ways to truly consolidate ties with Myanmar
Myanmar, currently listed as one of the least developed nations by the UN, provides its neighbouring countries the opportunity to invest in one of the world’s last few business frontiers. Sushma Swaraj on her maiden visit to Nay Pyi Taw should continue to strengthen ties based on economic goals to develop largely underdeveloped areas along the common border as well use Myanmar’s increasing weight in the ASEAN grouping
The experience between the people of Myanmar’s Chin Hills and of Mizoram’s Lushai Hills shows that increased cross-border interaction has influenced the economic situation on both sides of the border. Sanjay Pulipaka blogs about the challenges and opportunities that come with increased exchanges across the border.
In the case of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi, the battle for democracy is far from over. Gateway House’s Amit Baruah blogs about Suu Kyi’s recent visit to India and the Indian government's possible role in ensuring that a lasting democracy is inaugurated in Myanmar.
In the case of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi, the battle for democracy is far from over. Can India use its leverage with the Myanmar government to ensure that a lasting democracy is inaugurated in that country?