India is Holding Back the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and BRICS

Yesterday, Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed the 13th meeting of Security Council Secretaries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Beijing. During the meeting, President Xi stressed the importance of enhanced cooperation between SCO members in the fight against the “three evil forces” of extremism, separatism and terrorism. As one of the international security bodies …

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Can China Mediate the Kachin Conflict?

Clashes between the Myanmarese military, popularly known as the Tatmadaw, and the ethno-regional separatists of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in this sparsely populated but jade-rich northern region at the confluence of the country’s borders with both India and China have heated up in the past week and sent thousands of people fleeing from their …

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5 Things That Ethiopia and Myanmar’s Leadership Changes Have in Common

An ordinary person might not think that Ethiopia and Myanmar have anything in common, but an analysis of their latest leadership changes shows that these two Chinese Silk Road partners actually share five structural vulnerabilities with one another, and identifying these points of pressure could reveal some crucial insight about the US’ latest Hybrid War …

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Djibouti is Dangerously Becoming a Trigger for Transregional Destabilization

The delicate balance of power in the Horn of Africa might soon be broken by the developing situation inside of Djibouti surrounding the future ownership of its main port, with the possible American-Emirati reaction to this potentially serving as a trigger for militarily activating the complex transregional alliance system that’s formed in this part of …

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Western Media Consumed by Myanmar Monster of Own Creation

Years ago, those confronting and questioning the Western media’s “pro-democracy” narrative regarding Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, her National League for Democracy (NLD) political party and her supporters including saffron-clad supposed “Buddhist monks,” were ridiculed and dismissed. Warnings that Suu Kyi’s political movement was nothing more than a foreign-funded attempt to co-opt the …

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China Proposes Peace Process for Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for a three step peace process in order to put an end to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, which has seen many refugees flee from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. The current crisis has its roots in the multi-ethnic, multi-confessional nature of Mayanmar, according to its present borders which …

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A Rohingya refugee woman waits for permission from the Bangladeshi army permission to continue her way after crossing from Myanmar, in Teknaf, Bangladesh October 15, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Jorge Silva

Where to Next For Rohingya Refugees?

Southeast Asia could experience an explosion of refugees not seen since the end of the Indochina War unless more is done in the next two months to resolve the plight of some one million Rohingya who have been forced out of Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. That’s the assessment of former Indonesian attorney-general Marzuki Darusman, head …

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