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To Hopeland and Back (Part XII) Day 6

Day Six Friday, 20 March 2015 The one thing the NCCT and its government counterpart, the UPWC, do each time they run into a hitch...

To Hopeland and Back (Part XII) Day 5

Day Five. Thursday, 19 March 20115   Today the first thing I hear before entering the meeting hall is Yup Zau Hkawng giving a slick answer...

War in Kokang must stop, if ongoing peace process is to be preserved and nurtured

Quite a lot has happened, in the aftermath of the fifth Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) draft completion or accomplishment, ready for signing or ratification,...

Behind the regime’s over-dramatization of nationwide ceasefire agreement draft

On 31st March, the fifth Single Text, Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) draft supposed to be a “historic break-through” and paved way for the gradual,...

To Hopeland and Back (Part XII) Here comes the Second Labor of Hercules

Day Four. Wednesday, 18 March 2015 Today the discussion focuses on Code of Conduct (COC) and joint monitoring of ceasefires. It takes some time because some...

To Hopeland and Back (Part XII): Here comes the Second Labor of Hercules

Day Three. Tuesday, 17 March 2015 A lot of things happened which may be relevant to the outcome of the UPWC-NCCT meeting that begins at...

To Hopeland and Back (Part XII) Day 2

Day Two . Monday, 16 March 2015 The 7th UPWC-NCCT meeting is supposed to begin today. However, last minute change of plans: the decision by...

Strategic Partnership, Kokang Conflict and Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

In his 3 April monthly radio message to the nation, President Thein Sein said he would not let Burma's strategic relationship with great powers...

To Hopeland and Back (Part XII): Here comes the Second Labor of Hercules

(15 March-3 April 2015) Day One: Sunday, 15 March 2015 Hercules was assigned to kill a creature with nine heads called Hydra. He chopped off one...

An Assessment: The Aftermath of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Draft

The Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), which is the fourth, single text draft, after twenty-two informal and seventh official meetings, is ratified on 31 March,...

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