Why India Isn’t Really ‘Acting East’ in Myanmar

As an ascendant economic and political power, India has long been eager to assert its influence on the global stage, particularly in neighboring Southeast Asia. India’s intentions for foreign engagement are best articulated in its so-called Act East policy, an ambitious effort to elevate Indian influence via economic and strategic links with the subregion. Central […]

Political stability, military dominate historic meeting

Myanmar’s leading political figures have reached agreement on the continued role of the military in politics and the desire for political stability, according to those present at an historic meeting last week. The October 31 meeting at President U Thein Sein’s residence in Nay Pyi Taw brought together the president, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, […]