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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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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

A way forward for Myanmar peace process: what is unity meant for ethnic armed organizations (EAOs)?

“Unity for the sake of keeping unity is not the ultimate political goal of the long-standing armed struggles in the Union of Burma (Myanmar), but only is a mean to achieve the common as well as shared goal of establishing a genuine Union of Burma based on democratic and federal systems.”What is most obvious about the formal peace process in the Union of Burma (Myanmar) is its ‘uncertainty’. What will come next is something that nobody can predict when there are challenges present in almost all fronts. Since the top-level meeting was conducted between the highest-level of decision-makers from the Myanmar government and 10 top leaders of the ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that signed nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) on 15-16 October 2018, there has not been any formal meeting or formal event jointly undertaken. This lack of a joint formal undertaking...

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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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