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With Aung San Suu Kyi pledging to ‘rule above’ president-elect Htin Kyaw, Herve Lemahieu examines how Myanmar’s new ‘diarchy’ might work.
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13 May 2016.
William Choong and Robert Cullum take a look at the Secretary-General of ASEAN's recent address to 160 business people, scholars and officials at IISS's Fullerton Lecture as he sketches out ASEAN’s achievements in areas such as regional diplomacy, trade facilitation and community building.
12 May 2016.
Brexiteers’ fear of a ‘European army’ is laughable, argues Alexander Nicoll, given the ongoing failure of European countries to pool their defence efforts - greater EU defence cooperation would be better for all members, but domestic interests always get in the way
11 May 2016.
On 12 May, the UK government will host an anti-corruption summit in London. With the leaders of Afghanistan, Colombia and Nigeria set to attend, Chris Raggett asks whether this 'coalition of the willing' will mark a change from the slow progress to date.
05 May 2016.
The new administration in the Philippines will need to bring the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to a satisfactory conclusion, and the candidates have a variety of approaches to the issue
04 May 2016.
New mining operations in east India offer much-needed economic development but may jeapordise the gains made by security forces in tackling the Naxalite insurgency
03 May 2016.
Amidst an escalation in violence, it is unclear whether the recent referendum on Darfur will have any lasting impact on peace and stability in the region.
21 April 2016.
The US Defense Department has announced increases in the number of special-operations forces to be deployed in Syria, and enhancements to their missions in Iraq. Jonathan Stevenson analyses the strategic and political implications of this move.
18 April 2016.
A long-term solution to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh seems unlikely, given the complex domestic and international political situation
07 April 2016.
There are good reasons to create strong local government in Syria, but any federal solution must be approached with caution to ensure that ethnic and sectarian differences are smoothed, rather than cemented
30 March 2016.
Kurdish nationalist terrorist organisation the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons launched two major attacks on Ankara in early 2016, illustrating the persistent threat of Kurdish militancy
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