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India-Myanmar: partners in progress

After decades of isolation, India’s eastern neighbour – Myanmar is now perceived as a link to new markets. The transformation of ‘Look East Policy’ into the much coveted ‘Act East Policy’ has also added to the significance of Myanmar in India’s foreign policy considerations. Over the years, India’s policy towards Myanmar has been largely shaped […]

The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism

Chinese Theravada Buddhism is in no position to serve as a tool of soft power for the state. For centuries Yunnan has served as China’s gateway to Southeast Asia. Besides trade, an important component of this linkage is the exchange of religion and religious groups, in this case Theravada Buddhism. Since its 7th century arrival […]