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11 Sep 2017 description

Angshuman Choudhury Researcher & Coordinator, SEARP, IPCS

At midnight on 25 August, hundreds of assailants launched coordinated attacks on close to 30 security installations, including police stations, border posts, and a military base, in northern Rakhine, Myanmar. The attacks left 110 dead, including militants, security personnel, and civilians.

01 Jan 2017 description


By Derek Verbakel and Marie Pavageau Research staff, IPCS

05 May 2016 description



In 2016, India is likely to hit a sweet spot and come to be seen – despite a host of domestic debilities and external vulnerabilities – as an island of growth and stability. This year, several countries whose internal dynamics are acutely relevant to India will undergo internal transitions of one sort or another.

21 Jan 2015 description

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Research Officer, SEARP, IPCS

18 Jun 2014 description

Aparupa Bhattacherjee
Research Officer, SEARP, IPCS
Email: aparupa@ipcs.org

28 May 2014 description

During the 2014 ASEAN Summit in Naypyidaw, the first one to be held in Myanmar, the plight of the Rohingya Muslims was left off the agenda. The failure to discuss the issue and the deliberate attempts by Myanmar to not recognise the Rohingyas in the recently held Census has once again brought the uncertain fate of the Rohingyas to the forefront.

30 Dec 2011 description

Panchali Saikia Research Officer, IPCS email: panchali@ipcs.org

23 Dec 2011 description

Bibhu Prasad Routray Visiting Research Fellow, RSIS, Singapore email: bibhuroutray@gmail.com

Myanmar’s recent policy to politically reform itself might have excited many analysts outside the country, but its objective of achieving peace with the ethnic rebels is progressing slower than expected. Suspicion regarding the government’s real intentions remains the key factor.

Policy to end Isolation

03 Dec 2010 description

Southeast Asia - SEMINAR REPORT

#332, 3 December 2010

Report of Interactive Discussion held at IPCS on 3 December 2010

Chair: Maj Gen (Retd.) Dipankar Banerjee, Director, IPCS

Chief Speaker: Amb Bhaskar Mitra, former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar

Myanmar's foreign relations are at a delicate juncture at present. Its first elections after two decades aimed at achieving international recognition for its surge towards democracy. With the expected victory of the military junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party, that has not happened so far.