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Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

Give Peace a Chance to End Myanmar Crisis

24 May 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: As the Myanmar quagmire enters a fourth month, it is clear that all protagonists are still entertaining …

ASEAN in Myanmar Crisis 'Driver's Seat'

Opinions

ASEAN in Myanmar Crisis 'Driver's Seat'

27 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: After a little over three hours of meetings on Saturday in Jakarta, the ASEAN leaders agreed on …

UN-ASEAN Cooperation Deepens

Opinions

UN-ASEAN Cooperation Deepens

13 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Almost immediately upon her arrival here in Bangkok last weekend, the UN special envoy on Myanmar, Christine …

Myanmar Crisis: ASEAN's Next Moves

Opinions

Myanmar Crisis: ASEAN's Next Moves

06 April 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The recent call by Indonesian President Joko Widodo for a meeting with his colleagues on the Myanmar …

Russia's Gamble in Post-coup Myanmar

Opinions

Russia's Gamble in Post-coup Myanmar

30 March 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Moscow is becoming the most prominent supporter of the military junta in Nay Pyi Taw. While the …

An ASEAN Way to Resolve the Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

An ASEAN Way to Resolve the Myanmar Crisis

21 March 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: ASEAN has prided itself on being one of the world’s most successful regional organisations, with an impressive …

Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

Opinions

Can US, China Cooperate on Myanmar?

16 March 2021

China , Myanmar , United States

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Can the US transform the 'extreme competition' to 'extreme cooperation' with China for the sake of Myanmar's …

Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

Opinions

Thailand's Three Myanmar Strategies

09 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: With the unexpected coup in Myanmar on Feb 1 and the ensuing violent clashes between protesters and …

In the News

Constructive role stressed for Myanmar

04 March 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in ECNS on 4 March 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations' balanced …

Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

Opinions

Thailand's Dilemma in Myanmar Crisis

02 March 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Several subjects were on the table last Wednesday when Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi held talks with …

In the News

Side with citizens, not military, Myanmar expat tells Japan, ASEAN

01 March 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Kyodo News on 1 March 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. With the turmoil in Myanmar showing …

In the News

Myanmar Military Intent on Ruling from Behind the Scene

24 February 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Dhaka Tribune on 24 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. The ultimate intention of the Myanmar …

In the News

Myanmar coup: Week from Feb. 20 to March 18, UN team urges whistleblowers to report illegal orders

22 February 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Nikkei Asia on 22 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. On Feb. 1, Myanmar's military detained …

In the News

Asean Must Tighten Screw on Myanmar Military: Thai Observer

22 February 2021

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in The Irawaddy on 22 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Protesters in Myanmar appear not to …

In the News

Japan in balancing act with U.S. over sanctions on Myanmar

11 February 2021

Japan , Myanmar , United States

Note: This article was originally published in Kyodo News on 11 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. With the United States announcing plans …

Once Bitten, Twice Shy over Myanmar

Opinions

Once Bitten, Twice Shy over Myanmar

04 February 2021

Myanmar

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Long before it became a member, Asean was blindly defending Myanmar, believing that pressure from neighbours and regional …

In the News

Thai, Myanmar People Protest in Bangkok

01 February 2021

Myanmar , Thailand

Note: This article was originally published in NHK on 1 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Concern over the political upheaval in Myanmar …

In the News

Supporting an Evolving E-commerce Ecosystem in Myanmar

05 November 2020

Development , E-commerce , Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Trade for Development News on 5 November 2020. ERIA was mentioned. Myanmar was already moving to get …

In the News

Pundits’ Takes on Myanmar’s 2020 Election

02 November 2020

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in The Irawaddy on 2 November 2020. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was interviewed. What are your impressions about Myanmar’s …

COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

Opinions

COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

20 October 2020

COVID-19 , Myanmar , Thailand

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The surging numbers of COVID-19 infections in Yangon and northern Myanmar over the past few weeks is putting …

In the News

Foreign Reporters cannot Enter Myanmar to Cover Election

30 September 2020

Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in Myanmar Times on 30 September 2020. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted. Foreign reporters are unlikely to cover the …

Prof Yamanaka Pays Courtesy Call to HE U Thein Sein, Former President of Union of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw

News

Prof Yamanaka Pays Courtesy Call to HE U Thein Sein, Former President of Union of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw

26 November 2019

Courtesy Visit , Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, 26 November 2019: Prof Akiko Yamanaka, Special Advisor to the President of ERIA, paid a courtesy call on HE U Thein Sein, …

In the News

Ex-president pioneer of free press in Burma

01 August 2019

ERIA , Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in The Burma News International (BNI) on 1 August 2019. ERIA was featured. From 1962 up to 2011, Burma …

ERIA Launches Myanmar National Energy Statistics 2019

News

ERIA Launches Myanmar National Energy Statistics 2019

13 March 2019

Energy , Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, 11 March 2019: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), together with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of …

ERIA and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar Launched the Natural Gas Master Plan for Myanmar

Press Releases

ERIA and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar Launched the Natural Gas Master Plan for Myanmar

11 December 2018

Energy , Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw, 11 December 2018: ‘The Government of Myanmar should continue to play a pivotal role in developing the natural gas market through policy …

Article - Myanmar ringside at China-India bout

In the News

Article - Myanmar ringside at China-India bout

28 November 2017

China , India , Myanmar

Note: This article was originally published in The Myanmar Times on 28 November 2017. ERIA was mentioned. China and India have been forthcoming in assisting …

Learning from the Japanese Experience - Creating an Industrial Push in Myanmar

SIIA Insights

Learning from the Japanese Experience - Creating an Industrial Push in Myanmar

01 October 2017

Industry and Manufacturing , Japan , Myanmar

The financial sector is a critical driver for a country’s reform efforts, and lays the groundwork for the future development and growth of an economy. …

Former President Thein Sein Urges USDP to Make Enormous Effort to Win in Elections

In the News

Former President Thein Sein Urges USDP to Make Enormous Effort to Win in Elections

27 January 2017

Asia Cosmopolitan Awards , ERIA , Myanmar

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Mizzima on 27 January 2017. ERIA was mentioned as presenter of the Third Asia Cosmopolitan Awards. The …

Thein Sein Recalls Myanmar's Reform Process

In the News

Thein Sein Recalls Myanmar's Reform Process

17 January 2017

Innovation and Technology , Myanmar , Social Protection

Editor's note: This article was originally published in Asia Nikkei on 17 January 2017. ERIA was mentioned as presenter of the Third Asia Cosmopolitan Awards. …

Former President U Thein Sein Wins Regional Award

In the News

Former President U Thein Sein Wins Regional Award

05 January 2017

Asia Cosmopolitan Awards , ERIA , Myanmar

Editor's note: This article was originally published in MM Times on 5 January 2017. ERIA was mentioned as presenter of the Third Asia Cosmopolitan Awards. …

Joint Myanmar-ERIA-Harvard Symposium Acknowledges AEC 2015 as Milestone

Press Releases

Joint Myanmar-ERIA-Harvard Symposium Acknowledges AEC 2015 as Milestone

30 October 2014

ASEAN , Economic Integration Harvard , Myanmar , Symposium

Nay Pyi Taw--The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), together with the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (MNPED) of The …

ERIA-Harvard experts on AEC

Press Releases

ERIA-Harvard experts on AEC

28 October 2014

ASEAN , Economic Integration Harvard , Myanmar , Symposium

Jakarta--Experts from Harvard University together with world-class economists from the region including Myanmar will jointly discuss ASEAN achievements and challenges in 2015 and beyond. The …

Myanmar Expects Development through Foreign Direct Investment

Press Releases

Myanmar Expects Development through Foreign Direct Investment

28 September 2012

Finance and Macroeconomy , Infrastructure , Investment , Myanmar

Mandalay, September 28, 2012 - "A series of reform measures are being done in order to improve social economic capacity and better investment. Focus on …

ERIA Organizes CLMV Seminar on Post-AEC Prospects in Myanmar

Press Releases

ERIA Organizes CLMV Seminar on Post-AEC Prospects in Myanmar

23 September 2011

ASEAN , ASEAN Economic Community , Finance and Macroeconomy , Myanmar , Seminar , SMEs , Trade

ERIA organized the CLMV Seminar on September 23, 2011 at Myanmar International Convention Center, Nay-Pyi-Taw, Myanmar. The seminar was co-organized by Foreign Economic Relations Department …

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