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Nehginpao Kipgen

Political scientist

Nehginpao Kipgen, PhD, is a political scientist and author of 'Democracy Movement in Myanmar: Problems and Challenges'.

Nehginpao Kipgen
6 Jan 2020

Why is Suu Kyi defending the military?

On Dec 11, Myanmar's State Counsellor-cum-Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi stood at the podium of the International Court of Justice at the Hague and defended her country.

6 Jan 2020 8
Why is Suu Kyi defending the military?
29 Nov 2018

Thailand's Rohingya solution

The longer the Rohingya crisis is unaddressed, the more it could be exploited and manipulated by the Islamic terrorists.

29 Nov 2018 2
Thailand's Rohingya solution
19 Nov 2018

Engage on Rohingya

A key question is whether Myanmar would welcome diplomatic gesture from fellow Asean states or see it as interference in its internal affairs.

19 Nov 2018 6
Engage on Rohingya
14 Nov 2018

Repatriation attempt

The question is whether the refugees will be repatriated by mid-November as agreed, and why Bangladesh and Myanmar are rushing it against UNHCR advice.

14 Nov 2018 1
Repatriation attempt
16 Jun 2018

Myanmar can't ignore global interest in Rohingya

On May 31, the Myanmar government announced it will establish an independent commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations and related issues following attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, a Muslim militia, on Myanmar security posts in August last year.

16 Jun 2018 9
Myanmar can't ignore global interest in Rohingya
23 Jan 2018

Rohingya repatriation

At least four critical issues need to be given close attention - non-refoulement, safety and security, identity and citizenship.

23 Jan 2018
Rohingya repatriation
31 Aug 2017

Rakhine crisis poses greater threat

The Rohingya issue could also continue to pose security and territorial threats and hamper the nation's peace and development.

31 Aug 2017 5
Rakhine crisis poses greater threat
12 Aug 2017

Beijing's delaying strategy on the South China Sea

When foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) met in Manila last weekend, the timing seemed just right to tackle the simmering tension on the Korean peninsula. Pyongyang's ongoing nuclear tests even prompted the UN to issue sanctions against the country.

12 Aug 2017
5 Jun 2017

Myanmar's peace process

The military insists that there should be a single national army but ethnic armed groups want to retain their respective armed forces.

5 Jun 2017
Myanmar's peace process
25 Mar 2017

Challenges still mar Myanmar's peace process

Myanmar has witnessed some of the longest internal armed conflicts in the world, and despite several attempts to promote national harmony, a number of challenges remain.

25 Mar 2017