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Myanmar Round Up: June 2021

According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a non-profit venture that tracks conflict, some 58 defence forces have been formed across the country. The announcement of the ceasefire by the military was mere eyewash as the ....

150-Days of Political Crises: A Setback to Democracy in Myanmar

It has been 150 days since the Myanmar military challenged the 2020 élections and took over its hegemonic shape on 01 February 2021. The political crisis has led to a humanitarian crisis in the country. The progress seen in the democratic process si....

Myanmar Round-Up: May 2021

Since the military coup in February, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared for the first time at a court on 24 May. Her lawyer stated that she was determined to defend the integrity of her political party. Myanmar military has branded the Nati....

Myanmar Round Up: April 2021

It has been three months since the military takeover, and the protest movements and civil unrest continues. More than a hundred protestors were killed in the violence inflicted by Myanmar’s military, and the military further expanded the internet s....

Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) Protests in Pakistan

Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP) a politico-religious party is resorting to unprecedented rampage across the country. The protests escalated to unmanageable levels post the imposition of a ban on the party and arrest of its Emir (leader), Saad Hussain Rizvi.....

Myanmar Round Up : March 2021

Myanmar's military imposed martial law across several districts in the country after initially declaring it in Yangon’s two districts. The death toll has been steadily rising; the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners stated it had verified....

Myanmar Round Up : February 2021

On 01 February 2021, Myanmar military seized control of the country and arrested Aung San Suu Kyi and other government officials. Twenty-three political parties including Union Solidarity Democratic Party (USDP) declared their support to the military....

Post-Election Crisis in Kyrgyzstan

Introduction
Recently, Kyrgyzstan faced one of the worst political crises in a decade. The current political turmoil is no different from the previous two popular revolutions of 2005 and 2010. The 'Tulip Revolution' of 2005 marked the the....

Local Perception of China's Growing Role in Central Asia

Introduction
China's relation with its Central Asian neighbours has been complicated. Even though Beijing maintains good relations with most Central Asian governments, rising anti-Chinese sentiments among the local populace have proved ch....

Chinese President Xi Jinping Faces Difficult Times Ahead

There are clear indications that popular dissatisfaction and discontent with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside China continues to simmer just below the surface. The economic slowdown, unemployment and rising cost of living have contributed to the d....

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