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US Furious over Russia’s Arms Supplies to Myanmar: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
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US Furious over Russia’s Arms Supplies to Myanmar: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
January 29, 2018

Now that Washington sees Russia as a competitor that can withstand pressure and pursue its own independent foreign policy, it is blamed for anything that goes wrong in the world. And so, once again the pot is calling the kettle black.

Why Trump Should Study Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech
September 21, 2017

Two speeches by two leaders made headlines this week – one by US President Donald Trump, the other by Myanmar’s head of government, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Why Trump Should Study Aung San Suu Kyi’s Speech
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Deep Shame on Suu Kyi and Myanmar
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Deep Shame on Suu Kyi and Myanmar
September 10, 2017

Few people have ever heard of Myanmar’s Rohingya people.  Not many more could find Myanmar on a map – particularly after its name was changed some years ago from Burma to Myanmar.

Is a New ‘Kosovo’ Brewing in Myanmar?
September 8, 2017

Whenever western governments and mainstream media start shedding crocodile tears over a minority community of «peaceful Muslims» being persecuted by some nasty non-Muslim government somewhere, with demands that the «international community» do something about it, it should be treated with a big, fat dollop of skepticism…

Is a New ‘Kosovo’ Brewing in Myanmar?
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SS Khaplang and the Naga insurgency in India and Myanmar
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SS Khaplang and the Naga insurgency in India and Myanmar
July 8, 2015

The well-planned and deadly June 4 attack on an Indian army convoy by the militants of the newly set up United National Liberation Front of Western South East Asia (UNLFWSEA) masterminded by SS Khaplang was not mitigated by the June 9 controversial cross-border attack by the Indian army on the Myanmar-based militants. India’s current strategy of attempting a solution of the long-lasting Naga insurgency by talking to only one of the stakeholders, (National Socialist Council of Nagaland NSCN-IM) led by Isak Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah and ignoring the NSCN-K led by SS Khaplang, who has long been part of the Naga movement along with NSCN-IM may be considered exclusionary and self-serving.

Pivoting to the West of Malacca
June 4, 2013

…The lifting of US sanctions and the conclusion of a trade and investment framework agreement enable US companies to invest in Myanmar, which is the last frontier in the scramble for mineral resources. The economic spinoff can be mutually beneficial. Myanmar gets income, investment and integration into the world economy, while the US hopes to reassert its presence in a region that is crucial to the rebalancing strategy. The strengthening of ties with Myanmar helps Washington to contain China, which visualizes Myanmar as a vital communication link connecting the Indian Ocean – a route that bypasses the Malacca Strait…

Pivoting to the West of Malacca
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The Great Game syndromes in Bay of Bengal
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The Great Game syndromes in Bay of Bengal
January 25, 2013

Quite obviously, the US’ pressure tactics toward Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Bangladesh (and even Myanmar) in the most recent years failed to work. Therefore, it is highly improbable that any of the South Asian countries will cooperate with the US’ containment strategy toward China (or Russia). Suffice to say, the advantage goes to China and Russia if they are interested in a «pivot» to South Asia…

Kerry’s Southeast Asia war experience and U.S. – China ties
December 20, 2012

The United States has invited Myanmar to participate in military exercises in the region… The U.S. and India also conduct an annual joint special operations exercise called Yudh Abhyas 2012. The last was held in the desert of Rajasthan near the Pakistani border and there was little doubt about the identity of the fictitious country being attacked in Operation Desert Lark. The U.S. and Indian armed forces have conducted joint jungle warfare training as part of exercise Balance Iroquois at the Indian Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Vairengte in Mizoram, northeastern India. The exercises have not only involved U.S. and Indian troops, but also those from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Nepal, and Israel. And in a move that threatens to inflame China, the U.S. military exercises have included members of the Indian Special Frontier Force, ethnic Tibetans who engage in counter-intelligence activities within historical Tibet, which extends beyond the borders of the Tibetan Autonomous region of China…

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