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Ethnic Insurgency and the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar

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Authors
Ganesan, N.
Issue Date
2015-11
Publisher
The Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University
Citation
Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol.3 No.2, pp. 273-286
Keywords
Myanmar politicsNationwide Ceasefire AgreementMyanmar Peace Centerethnic insurgent groupsMyanmar military
Abstract
On October 15, 2015, the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with eight of the sixteen ethnic armed groups it had been negotiating with. The aim of the Thein Sein government had been to sign the agreement with all sixteen groups, but this was not realized. One reason why eight of the groups have been left out is the ongoing fighting between the Myanmar military and some of the groups, and the armys unwillingness to involve them in the ceasefire process. Similarly, some of the ethnic armed groups have also indicated that they are unwilling, or not ready, to sign the NCA at this time.
ISSN
2288-2693 (print)
2288-2707 (online)
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/94820
DOI
https://doi.org/10.18588/201511.000046
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