Half Yearly Review
Myanmar's Transition: Challenges of Continuing and Emerging Conflicts
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 26 Aug, 2013 · 4100
fThe in-transition Myanmar's attempts to leave its violent and divisive past continues to be thwarted both by old mindsets, and also by the opportunities for nuisance the state's apparent openness has bestowed on some groups of pe ...
Afghanistan: Stalled Peace Negotiations
Mayank S Bubna · 22 Aug, 2013 · 4095
The first half of 2013 proved to be ‘old hat’ for Afghanistan in five major domain areas: the lack of substantive progress on a bilateral security arrangement with the US, set backs to peace negotiations, an uncertain security ...
Naxal Violence: Progressive Consolidation
Deepak Kumar Nayak · 22 Aug, 2013 · 4094
The Communist Party of India – Maoist has shaken the country since the killing of ten jawans (nine from the Central Reserve Police Force and one from the state’s commando force Jharkhand Jaguars) in an ambush in Latehar Distri ...
India and the Peace Process in Sri Lanka: So Close, Yet So Far
N Manoharan · 11 Aug, 2013 · 4083
During the first half of 2013, there was no forward movement on the peace process front in Sri Lanka. Instead, some of the measures taken by the Sri Lankan government under Mahinda Rajapaksa have put things in the opposite direction. Indi ...
J&K: Declining Violence, But Challenges Galore
Ashok Bhan · 08 Aug, 2013 · 4078
The first half of the year 2013 in Jammu and Kashmir was marked by continued ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts from across, targeting by terrorists of security forces and police personnel, targeted attacks on civilians includ ...
Sri Lanka: Tough Questions, Slow Answers
Thiranjala Weerasinghe · 08 Aug, 2013 · 4077
All throughout the three decades of armed hostilities in Sri Lanka, many believed that the end of war will necessarily bring a lasting solution to the ethnic tension erupted specifically during the post-independence era. Bas ...