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Bertil Lintner

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Where India quietly watches China at sea

India’s Andaman Islands are where stone-age warfare meets 21st century weapons technology. On November 16, John Allen Chau, an American Christian missionary, was killed...

China seizes opportunity in Suu Kyi’s isolation

As Western governments weigh sanctions in punitive response to Myanmar’s recent rash of rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities, China is taking full...

China reaching deeper and deeper into Nepal

“The Night Train to Kathmandu”, a 1988 surrealistic American movie set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, mixed fantasy and reality as a young...

Concern grows in India over Sri Lankan constitutional crisis

A constitutional crisis is unfolding in Sri Lanka – and that is causing concern in New Delhi as it may enable China to expand...

Many questions remain over Rohingya repatriation

Although Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities announced they have a plan to start the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas by mid-November, it is...

New Indian navy ships to monitor China in Indian Ocean

India’s Ministry of Defense has awarded a contract worth about US$350 million for the construction of four survey vessels for the country’s navy, Russian...

Why India looks the other way on Myanmar

While the West moves to re-isolate Myanmar after a short period of re-engagement, neighboring India is taking a more realpolitik approach to reports of...

China and Myanmar railway talks back on track

China and Myanmar have decided to look into the feasibility of constructing a railroad from Muse near the Chinese border to Mandalay in central...

Myanmar should revise laws used for political aims: US panel

The US Congressional Research Service (CRS) has said Myanmar’s state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government “have...

Maldives teeters towards post-election chaos

Days after an election that was widely viewed as a proxy contest between China and India for influence in the Indian Ocean republic of...

Bangladesh appeals for more Rohingya aid

Bangladesh appears to be coming to terms with the fact that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees languishing in camps on its soil...

As West recoils, China surges south in Myanmar

A massive monument depicting four Chinese figures wheeling a large circular object, determined faces pointed directly south, stands in the Chinese border town of...

US will not cooperate with ICC probe into Afghanistan

The United States has said that it would refuse to cooperate “in any way” with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague if...

Myanmar military chief in a political firing line

It could not have been a worse day for the ambition and standing of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s increasingly...

Reuters duo not expected to serve full seven years in jail

The verdict – seven years for violating a colonial-era Official Secrets Act – which a Yangon court meted out against two local journalists working...

Myanmar: where ‘genocide’ doesn’t really matter

It is still unclear whether Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is more upset by a United Nations report that recommends he be...

China takes the high ground in Nepal

While a joint China-Nepal military exercise scheduled for September 15 will only involve a platoon of soldiers from each side, the maneuvers will be...

Maldives president’s pro-China stance making waves

A general election will be held in the Maldives next month and, according to an August 20 report on Channel News Asia, a Singapore-based...

India keeping a cautious eye on Bhutan elections

National Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in Bhutan on September 15 and October 18, and the Himalayan kingdom’s relations with India will...

US pulls its punch on new Myanmar sanctions

The United States finally backed its words with actions against Myanmar military commanders and units seen as responsible for last year’s lethal crackdown in...
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