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About CDES

The Centre for Development and Ethnic Studies (CDES) is an independent think tank and study centre founded in 2012 to generate ideas on democracy, human rights and federalism as an effective vehicle for “Peace and...

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CDES' Activities

Upcoming Events

  • 19
  • Jan

Peace Forum

at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Hotel Maubin

Public Peace Forum in Maubin, Ayeyawady Region, Myanmar.

  • 20
  • Jan

CDES Book Launch

at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Green Hill Hotel

CDES Book Launch will organize on 20.1.2018 in Green Hill...

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As human beings, we have to do the right thing and we have to try to contribute something to our humanity, serve other people as much as we can.

Dr. Lian H. Sakhong

Analysis Papers

'The government needs fine-tuning: Exclusion is a problem, not inclusion’

With the general election coming up in 2020, the chance of securing important agreement on key basic federal principles that are currently discussed in the ongoing Union Peace Conference (21st century Panglong) is not promising, as hoped for by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her ruling party – National League for Democracy (NLD). So long as the government is not proactively providing effective leadership for peace process, and is not aggressive enough in its effort to find ways to negotiate key substantive issues – federal principles – in 2019, it is increasingly unlikely that there will be any meaningful breakthrough before 2020 election.  One thing for sure is that there will not be substantive and different outcome by doing the same thing again and again only with the same team members without a clear understanding of what peace process is all...

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တစ္ႏုိင္ငံလုံး ပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခုိက္မႈ ရပ္စဲေရးဆိုင္ရာသေဘာတူစာခ်ဳ ပ္ ( NCA ) မွာ လက္မွတ္ထိုးဖို႕ က်န္ရိွေနတဲ့ တိုင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကိုင္အဖြဲ႕ေတြနဲ႕ ေဆြးေႏြးဖို႕  စစ္ေရးဆိုင္ရာ လႈပ္ရွားေတြကိုရပ္ဆိုင္းေပးမယ္လို႕ တပ္မေတာ္ကာကြယ္ေရးဦးစီးခ်ဳပ္ရုံးက ထုတ္ျပန္လုိက္ပါတယ္။

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ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျဖစ္စဥ္ မပ်က္ေစရန္ စားပြဲဝိုင္းေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ မ်ား မရပ္ဆုိင္းေရး ဝိုင္းဝန္းႀကိဳး ပမ္းေပးရန္ ခ်င္းအမိ်ဳးသားတပ္ဦး (CNF) ဒုဥကၠ႒ ေဒါက္တာဆလုိင္း လ်န္မႈန္းဆာေခါင္းက အစိုးရ၊ တပ္မေတာ္ႏွင့္ တုိင္းရင္းသား လက္နက္ကိုင္...

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တိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစု လက္နက္ကိုင္အဖြဲ႔တခ်ဳိ႕နဲ႔ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေကာ္မရွင္တို႔ ဒီသီတင္းပတ္အတြင္း ေတြ႔ဆံု ေဆြးေႏြးဖို႔ရွိၿပီး ေတြ႔မယ့္ရက္နဲ႔ေနရာ အတိအက်ကိုေတာ့ မသိရေသးပါဘူး။...

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