Construction and Operation of China-Myanmar Oil & Gas Pipeline: A Geopolitical-economic Analysis
The China-Myanmar Oil & Gas pipeline has not only brought enormous geopolitical interests for both China and Myanmar, but also changed the energy geopolitics pattern in Asia, especially in East Asia and South Asia. The unfurling of the project is driven by multiple considerations including the national energy security strategy, local government’s interest and the competition among several super oil/gas companies. The completed and operating pipelines form an important part of China’s expanding energy cooperation with Southeast Asia and South Asia.
Legal Constraints of China’s BRI: The Case of Myanmar
Summary There are many consequences of China’s global Belt and Road Initiative. Amongst the least appreciated are the legal implications that arise from its investments. In Myanmar, one of the […]
The Ice Silk Road: Is China a “Near-Arctic-State”?
Ms. Maud Descamps explores the economic and political impact surrounding potential new trade routes that could open-up in the Arctic region given the rapid pace of melting polar ice-caps. Her […]
Japan’s Opaque Energy Policy toward Russia: Is Abe Being Trumped by Putin?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with his self-proclaimed deep trust in President Vladimir Putin, has made striking a historic deal on improving Japan-Russia relations a priority. The Abe administration’s […]
A Return to War: Militarized Conflicts in Northern Shan State
Introduction Myanmar’s internal armed conflict erupted in 1948 just after it gained independence from Britain. The principle armed actors in Myanmar’s civil wars have involved the Myanmar Defense Services, or […]