Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (International Collaboration) and Executive Director of Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen is an Associate Professor, Assistant Dean (International Collaboration) and Executive Director of Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs. He is a Political Scientist whose concentration are in Comparative Politics and International Relations. His general research interests include democratization, global/world politics, human rights, ethnic conflict and identity politics, and foreign policy. His academic research focuses on South Asia and Southeast Asia, with specialization on Burma/Myanmar. He has presented papers and served as chair and discussant in several international academic conferences, including International Political Science Association (IPSA) and International Studies Association (ISA). He is an IPSA Board Member on RC18 – Asian and Pacific Studies. 

     

Dr. Kipgen has taught courses on International Organization-I (The UN System), South China Sea Disputes, Government and Politics of Southeast Asia, Introduction to International Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Democratization, Foreign Policies of Southeast Asian Countries. 

      

Since 2013, Dr. Kipgen has served as a “country expert for Burma/Myanmar” for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), a collaborative academic research project of the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg (Sweden), and the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame (USA). Dr. Kipgen was awarded scholarships by Open Society Institute, New York; Prospect Burma, London; and the U.S. State Department for his Masters and Doctoral programs. He is also a recipient of International Writing Award from Earth Community Organization, Canada

       

Dr. Kipgen has published single-authored books in Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Oxford University Press, and Ruby Press; peer-reviewed academic articles in Social Research, International Studies, World Affairs, Journal of Asian and African Studies,Journal of Muslim Minority AffairsEthnopolitics, Strategic AnalysisSouth Asia ResearchIndian Journal of Political ScienceEconomic and Political WeeklyAsian Profile, and Asian Affairs. He has also published over 190 articles in various leading international newspapers and magazines in five continents – Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America. These include, among others: Washington Post, Washington Times, Foreign Policy Journal, Fair Observer, Huffington Post, The World Post, International Peace Institute/Global Observatory, Nikkei Asian Review, The Diplomat, The Japan Times, The Straits Times, TODAY, Channel NewsAsia, The Star, New Straits Times, The Guardian, Epoch Times, Jerusalem Post, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, The Statesman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, New Zealand Herald, National Times, Asia Times, China Post, China Daily, Global Times, Japan Today, Korea Times, South China Morning Post, Ming Pao, The Indian Express, The Pioneer, The Telegraph, The Wire, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Al-Jazeerah, The National, The Standard, Bangkok Post, Jakarta Post, Jakarta Globe, Manila Times, Brunei Times, Gulf Times, Gulf Today, Khaleej Times, Arab News, Phnom Penh Post, Global New Light of Myanmar, Myanmar Times, Malaysian Mirror, Bangladesh Today, The Daily Star, The Island, Asia Sentinel, Asia News Network, Asian Tribune, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, and The Irrawaddy. Dr. Kipgen has appeared on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Voice of America (VOA), ABC Radio National (Australia), and India-based Lok Sabha TV, WION television, Beijing-based China Global Television Network (CGTN), ANC television (Philippines), and Sputnik International (Russia).

  1. International Political Science Association (Board Member, RC18 – Asian And Pacific Studies)
  2. Midwest Political Science Association
  3. International Studies Association 

Books

  1. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2020. Politics of the South China Sea Disputes. Routledge (Taylor & Francis).
  2. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. Myanmar: A Political History. Oxford University Press, ISBN-10: 0199466300 and ISBN-13: 9780199466306
  3. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. Democratization of Myanmar (a revised PhD dissertation). Routledge (Taylor & Francis), ISBN-13: 9781138119710 and ISBN-10: 1138119717
  4. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. Democracy Movement in Myanmar: Problems and Challenges. New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co., ISBN-13: 9789382395621 and ISBN-10: 9382395628.

Book Chapters  

  1. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “Consensual Political Transition in Myanmar and the Rohingya Conundrum.” In The Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions, edited by Imtiaz Ahmed, 149-170. Centre for Genocide Studies: University of Dhaka, ISBN: 9789843471314
  2. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Compromise and Resettlement Could Help the Rohingya.” In Genocide and Persecution: Burma, edited by Noah Berlatsky, 103-107. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, ISBN-13: 9780737772302 and ISBN-10: 0737772301

Book Reviews

  1. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. Review of Conflict in Myanmar: Wars, Politics, Religion, edited by Nick Cheesman and Nicholas Farrelly, Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol. 46, Issue 1-2, pp. 214 -216.
  2. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. Review of Burma/Myanmar – Where Now?, edited by Mikael Gravers and Flemming Ytzen, Asian Journal of Social Science, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 796-800.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “The Rohingya Crisis: The Centrality of Identity and Citizenship.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 61-74.

  2. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “The Quest for Federalism in Myanmar.” Strategic Analysis, Vol. 42, Issue 6, pp. 612-626.
  3. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “ASEAN and China in the South China Sea Disputes.” Asian Affairs, Vol. 49, Issue 3, pp. 433-448.
  4. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Militarization of Politics in Myanmar and Thailand.” International Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 153-172.
  5. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Decoding Myanmar’s 2015 Election.” Asian Affairs, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp. 215-233. 
  6. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Ethnic Nationalities and the Peace Process in Myanmar.” Social Research: An International Quarterly, Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 399-425.
  7. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Ethnicity in Myanmar and its Importance to the Success of Democracy.” Ethnopolitics, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 19-31.
  8. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Addressing the Rohingya Problem.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 234-247.
  9. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014 “Burma/Myanmar in 2012: The Different Facets of Politics.” Asian Profile, Vol. 42, No.1, pp. 23-32.
  10. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “A Review of US-Myanmar Relations: The Application of Tit-for-Tat Diplomacy.” World Affairs, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 104-113.
  11. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Conflict in Rakhine state in Myanmar: Rohingya Muslims’ Conundrum.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 298-310.
  12. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “US-Burma Relations: Change of Politics under Bush and Obama Administrations.” Strategic Analysis, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 203-216.
  13. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Politics of Ethnic Conflict in Manipur.” South Asia Research, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 21-38.
  14. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Burma in 2011: Political Changes and Democratic Transition.” Asian Profile, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 523-535.
  15. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Societies in Political Transition: A Comparative Study of Burma under Ne Win and Indonesia under Suharto.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 47, No. 6, pp. 750-764.
  16. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN): Cooperation Problems on Human Rights.” Strategic Analysis, Vol. 36, No. 1: pp. 100-111.
  17. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Ethnic Conflict in India: A Case Study of the Kukis and the Nagas in Manipur.” Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 72, No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2011, pp.1043-1060.
  18. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Political Change in Burma: Transition from Democracy to Military Dictatorship (1948-62).” Economic and Political Weekly (Special Article), Vol. 46, No. 20: pp. 48-55.
  19. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “50 Years of Conflicts in Burma: Problems and Solutions.” Asian Profile, Vol. 38, No. 2: pp. 163-173.
  1. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “Myanmar’s Perspective on the Rohingya Crisis.” Paper presented at the international conference on ‘Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions’, jointly organized by North South University (NSU) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) at NSU on July 27.
  2. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “What’s Next for the Rohingya?.” Lecture at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, DC, USA on April 2.
  3. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “India‐ASEAN Relations: The Initiatives, Successes and Challenges.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto on March 29.

  4. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “The Construct of Ethnic Identity Among the Kuki People Along India‐Myanmar Border Region.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto on March 28.

  5. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “Ethnic Minorities and the Myanmar Government – A Historical and Political Perspective.” Paper presented at a national and international conference on ‘Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Myanmar’, jointly organized by the Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) and the Protestant Faculty of Theology/University of Muenster at MIT on February 6.
  6. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “Refugees in South Asia.” Lecture at the Centre for India Australia Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, India on January 23.
  7. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “Indo-Myanmar Relations.” Lecture at the Centre for Myanmar Studies, Manipur University, Manipur, India on January 10.
  8. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “The Politics and Culture of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo-Bawm People and its Importance for India-Myanmar-Bangladesh Trilateral Relations.” Paper presented at ‘A Tri-Nation Conference: India, Bangladesh & Myanmar on Regional Cooperation through Mizoram’, jointly organized by ICFAI University and Government of Mizoram, Aizawl, Mizoram on September 19.
  9. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “The Search for Suitable Federalism in Myanmar.” Paper presented at the 25th World Congress of Political Science, organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Brisbane, Australia on July 23.
  10. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “The Challenges of Rohingya Repatriation.” Paper presented at the international conference on the ‘Emerging Dynamics of Refugee Situation in India’, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, India on April 6.
  11. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Consensual Political Transition in Myanmar and the Rohingya Conundrum.” Paper presented at the international conference on the ‘Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions’, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 3.
  12. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Democracy and Human Rights in Myanmar: Understanding the Rohingya Crisis.” Lecture at the Faculty of Law, State University of Semarang, Indonesia on January 30.
  13. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “The Rohingya Crisis and the Regional Implications.” Lecture at Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta, Indonesia on January 29.
  14. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Its Legal and Political Complexities.” Lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, Jakarta on January 25.
  15. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Rohingyas: Geo-Politics, Morality and International Law.” Public lecture at India Habitat Centre organized by Working Group on Alternative Strategies (WGRAS), New Delhi, India on January 4.
  16. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Rohingya Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Opportunities and Challenges.” Public lecture at a seminar organized by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on December 13.
  17. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Understanding the Rohingya Crisis.” Public lecture at the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman on December 11.
  18. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “The Rohingya Conundrum: Its Significance For International Studies.” Public lecture at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman on December 5.
  19. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “India-Vietnam Relations in the Context of Act East Policy and ASEAN.” Paper presented at the International Conference on ‘Emerging Horizons in India-Vietnam Relations’, organized by Nehru Memorial Museum & Library and Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India on July 3.
  20. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Strategic Relations of ASEAN and China in the South China Sea Disputes.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong on June 15.
  21. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Ethnicity and Conflict in the context of Manipur and Myanmar.” Paper presented at the International Conference on ‘Federalism, Ethno-linguistic Identities and Minority Rights: Perspectives from India and Myanmar’, organized by Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Institute of Social Sciences, Burma Centre Delhi, and Mizoram University, Aizawl, India on April 27.
  22. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “The Rohingya Conundrum.” Paper presented at a seminar organized by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi on February 7.
  23. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “The Federal States and the Constitutional Basic Structure in Myanmar.” Paper presented at the International Conference on ‘Identity and Change – The Basic Structure in Asian Constitutional Orders’, organized by the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, and Hanns Seidel Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand on November 30.
  24. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Contemporary politics of Kukis in Myanmar.” Paper presented at a symposium organized by the Kuki Students’ Organization, Delhi and National Capital Region (KSOD & NCR) in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on September 17.
  25.   Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “The Permanent Court of Arbitration Award on the South China Sea- Law and Politics.” Paper presented at a discussion organized by The Indian Society of International law (ISIL), New Delhi on August 5
  26. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Militarization of Politics in Myanmar and Thailand.” Paper presented at the 24thWorld Congress of Political Science, organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Poznan, Poland on July 25.
  27. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Importance of Northeast India in India’s Look East Policy.” Paper presented at a seminar in Miranda House, University of Delhi, New Delhi on April 5.
  28. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Ethnic Minorities and the Peace Process in Myanmar.” Paper presented at the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) in Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai on September 2. 
  29. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Power Structure in Myanmar.” Paper presented at a ‘Special Talk’ at the Institute of Asian Studies in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok on August 31.
  30.  Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “The 2015 General Election and Democratic Transition in Myanmar.” Paper presented at a seminar at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) in National University of Malaysia, Selangor Darul Ehsan on August 18.
  31. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. Invited as consultant at a workshop on “Framework for Political Dialogue” organized by Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center, Chiang Mai from August 15-16.
  32. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “The Role of Ethnic Minorities and the Peace Process in Myanmar.” Paper presented at a panel discussion on U.S.-Myanmar Engagement Conference in Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana on May 29.
  33. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Democratic Transition in the Context of India-Myanmar Relations.” Paper presented at a workshop organized by the Center for the Study of Social System, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on May 14.
  34. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Democratic Transition in Myanmar and Political Dimension of the Kukis.” Paper presented at a discussion session organized by the Kuki Students’ Organization, Delhi and National Capital Region (KSOD & NCR) in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on May 9.
  35. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Ethnic Nationalities and the Peace Process in Myanmar.” Paper presented at a talk in the Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi on May 7.
  36. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Myanmar-China Relations: A Strategy of Mutual Interest.” Paper presented at a seminar in the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), New Delhi on May 6.
  37. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Democratic Transition and the Role of Youths and Young Adults.” Paper presented at an international congress at Phucome Hotel, Chiang Mai from November 20-23.
  38. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Democratic Transition and Kuki Society.” Paper presented at a seminar/interactive session at Kuki Worship Service, Guwahati on June 8.
  39. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Democratic Transition and Kuki Society.” Paper presented at a gathering of post-graduate students and research scholars during a seminar/interactive session in North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong on June 5.
  40. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Ethnicity in Myanmar and Its Importance to the Success of Democracy.” Paper presented at an international conference on Ethnicity in Myanmar and North East India in Manipur University, Manipur on May 8.
  41. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. Gave lecture on “Theories of Democratization” to post-graduate students of Political Science in University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad on April 10.
  42. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Patterns of Political Change.” Paper presented at a lecture in Myanmar Council of Churches, Yangon on March 3.
  43. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Patterns of Political Change.” Paper presented at a lecture in Myanmar Institute of Theology, Yangon on February 7.
  44. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Patterns of Political Change.” Paper presented at a lecture in Myanmar Baptist Convention, Yangon on February 6.
  45. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Democratic Transition in Myanmar: Patterns of Political Change.” Paper presented at a lecture in Program for Comparative Democracy, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), New Delhi on April 5.
  46. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Foreign Policy and Democratic Transition: Its relevance to the Kuki Society.” Paper presented at a seminar in Jawaharlal University, New Delhi on July 28.
  47. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “Indo-Burma Relations.” Voice of America Television Program Special Appearance, Washington, DC on April 23.
  48. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “Ethnic tension and minority perspective on Burma’s problems.” Paper presented at a panel discussion on Burma/Myanmar: The Four Crises – Social, Economic, Political, Minority in Georgetown University, Washington, DC on April 23.
  49. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2007. “Burma: 2007 Uprising and Transitional Challenges.” Paper presented at a panel discussion on Burma: Analyzing & Understanding the Conflictin George Mason University, Virginia on October 11.
  50. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2006. “Identity, Conflict and National Reconciliation in Burma.” Paper presented at a panel discussion on In the eyes of Burmese: Identity, Conflict and National Reconciliation in Burma/Myanmar in School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC on December 7.

 

  1. Kipgen, Nehginpao and Ankit Malhotra. 2019. “India Made a Bold Move on Kashmir.” The Jerusalem Post, August 19.

  2. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “US ban on Myanmar generals a lot of bark not very much bite.” Channel NewsAsia, July 19.
  3. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “Bagan’s UNESCO World Heritage a win for Myanmar in more than one way.” Channel NewsAsia, July 10.
  4. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “Two freed journalists and the secret role Aung San Suu Kyi might have played.” Channel NewsAsia, May 10.
  5. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. Did the Rohingya crisis snuff out foreign direct investments in Myanmar?” Channel NewsAsia, February 2.
  6. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “A Marriage of Mutual Interests in Myanmar-China Relations.” Asia Insights, Issue 8, January.
  7. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweet on Myanmar horrifies us because it’s the truth.” Channel NewsAsia, December 21.
  8. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “The unique benefits of Asean’s involvement.” The Daily Star, November 30.
  9. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Asean must be more active in engaging with the Rohingya issue.” Hindustan Times, November 20.
  10. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Lecturing Aung San Suu Kyi on press freedom wasn’t Pence’s best moment.” Channel NewsAsia, November 17.
  11. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Bangladesh pushes rushed Rohingya return.” Bangkok Post, November 14.
  12. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “What does it matter if Canada strips Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship?” Channel NewsAsia, October 6.
  13. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Kukis’ demand questions the Naga framework agreement.” The Statesman, September 13.
  14. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Myanmar buries its head in the sand, one year after the Rohingya crisis.” Channel NewsAsia, August 24.
  15. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Thirty years after the 8888 uprising.” The Hindu, August 7.
  16. Kipgen, Nehginpao and Sahima Gupta. 2018. “Who wins the ICC-Duterte tussle?” The Daily Star, June 24.
  17. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Myanmar can’t ignore global interest in Rohingya.” Bangkok Post, June 16
  18. Kipgen, Nehginpao and Soumya Chaturvedi. 2018. “What future holds for ASEAN?” The Korea Times, June 2.
  19. Kipgen, Nehginpao and Shagun Nayar. 2018. “India needs new strategy in the Indo-Pacific region.” Bangkok Post, June 1.
  20. Kipgen, Nehginpao and Devanshi Kothari. 2018. “India can do more with its Buddhist inheritance.” The Straits Times, May 25.
  21. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “The challenges of Rohingya repatriation.” Bangkok Post, January 23.
  22. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Keep working.” The Telegraph, January 19.
  23. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “A difficult year for Myanmar.” The Hindu, January 11
  24. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2018. “Myanmar’s track record left wanting after a year of shattered hopes in 2017.” Channel NewsAsia, January 5.
  25. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Amid global criticism on the Rohingya crisis, Myanmar finds a friend in China.” Channel NewsAsia, December 4.
  26. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Unable to call the Rohingya by name, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar sends mixed messages.” Channel NewsAsia, November 29.
  27. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Nothing but an impasse and lip service left for the plight of the Rohingya.” Channel NewsAsia, November 21.
  28. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017.“Tillerson’s Myanmar visit shows Trump’s renewed interest in South-East Asia.” Hindustan Times, November 8.
  29. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Lived in Rakhine for generations, yet Rohingya Muslims ‘do not belong in Myanmar’” Channel NewsAsia, September 27.
  30. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Blaming Suu Kyi will not end the Rohingya crisis.” Hindustan Times, September 15.
  31. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “A disconnect in the Rohingya conundrum.” The Japan Times, September 13.
  32. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Aung San Suu Kyi’s political realities and the murky path to peace in Rakhine.” Channel NewsAsia, September 12.
  33. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Don’t single out Aung San Suu Kyi for Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis.” South China Morning Post, September 11.
  34. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Burma must act to stop the Rohingya crisis now – or it may be too late.” Washington Post, September 1.
  35. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Beijing’s delaying strategy on the South China Sea.” Bangkok Post, August 12. 
  36. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Why India gave Myanmar’s military chief ‘king’s treatment’.” TODAY, July 20
  37. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Federalism, peace process on Suu Kyi’s Canada agenda.” Nikkei Asian Review, June 6.
  38. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Why are ‘secession’ and ‘federal army’ so crucial to Myanmar’s peace process? “The Global New Light of Myanmar, June 2.
  39. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “The united states of Myanmar?” The Hindu, May 23.
  40. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “As the Rohingya face persecution, a solution is as far away as ever.” The National, April 5.
  41. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Fluid state.” The Telegraph March 30.
  42. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Manipur: Uncertainty remains despite end to the economic blockade.” Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies,  March 28.
  43. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Challenges still mar Myanmar’s peace process.” Bangkok Post, March 25.
  44. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “The Philippines’ South China Sea Flip-Flop.” The Diplomat, March 2. 
  45. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Gauging the breeze in Manipur.” The Hindu, March 1.
  46. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Can Growing Pressure on Myanmar Bring Change for Rohingya?” IPI Global Observatory, February 15.
  47. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Suu Kyi fails to break silence after adviser shot dead.” Bangkok Post, February 9.
  48. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “Who Can Solve the Rohingya Issue” Foreign Policy Journal, February 4.
  49. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “End the blame game in Manipur.” Huffington Post, January 11.

  50. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “When Continuity Makes Sense.” The Pioneer, January 4.
  51. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Why the Rohingya in Myanmar may not find a saviour in Suu Kyi” South China Morning Post, December 20.
  52. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Should Suu Kyi be stripped of her Nobel Prize?” Manila Times, November 4.

  53. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Manipur fails its people again on Sadar Hills.” Huffington Post, November 4.
  54. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Suu Kyi visit offers high hopes for India-Myanmar ties.” Bangkok Post, October 18.
  55. Kipgen, Nehginpao and Shayani Sarkar. 2016. “To ‘act east,’ India must look in its own backyard.” Nikkei Asian Review, September 23.
  56. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Myanmar wins US nod at last, but there’s more work to be done.” China Post, September 18.
  57. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Can Kofi Annan’s Commission Solve the Rohingya Conundrum?” The Diplomat, September 5.
  58. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “The politics of Myanmar’s peace conference.” Nikkei Asian Review, August 31.
  59. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “India should seize the opportunity to build ties with Myanmar.” Myanmar Times, August 29.
  60.  Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Myanmar and China, an improbable courtship.” Nikkei Asian Review, August 22.
  61. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Suu Kyi And Sharmila: The Struggle Of Two Human Rights Activists.” The World Post, August 18.
  62. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Suu Kyi puts pragmatism first in China diplomacy.” Nikkei Asian Review, August 15.
  63. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Storm in the South China Sea.” The Hindu, July 11.
  64. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Political Dialogue After 10 Years.” Huffington Post‎, June 23.
  65. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Mistrust in Manipur.” The Indian Express, June 17.
  66. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “A faux pas in Manipur’s three bills.” Huffington Post‎, June 6.
  67. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Does Modi Government Have a Solution for Manipur?” Epoch Times, May 26.
  68. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Minority issues key to extended United States sanctions on Myanmar.” China Post, May 19.
  69. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Learn a Lesson From the Panglong Conference.” Huffington Post‎, May 3.
  70. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Areas where India needs to do more in Myanmar.” The Global New Light of Myanmar, April 26.
  71. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Wise of Suu Kyi not to force presidency issue.” The Straits Times, March 10.
  72. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Party president or foreign minister?.” The Star, March 3.
  73. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Thein Sein’s potentially important and lasting legacy.” Bangkok Post, February 27.
  74. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Clinton, Suu Kyi: the two hopeful presidents.” China Post, February 16.
  75. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Suu Kyi can shape her country’s political future.” Bangkok Post, February 11.
  76. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Politics of 3 bills and 9 unburied bodies in Manipur.” Huffington Post, February 4.
  77. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “What type of federal system is best?” Bangkok Post, February 3.
  78. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Suu Kyi must use persuasion to attain presidency.” The National, December 8.
  79. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “The danger of Suu Kyi’s ‘above the president’ role.” The Straits Times, November 28.
  80. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Myanmar’s long road to national reconciliation.” The Straits Times, November 16.
  81. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “How much faith can Myanmar’s people have in this election?” The Guardian, November 6.
  82. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Panglong Agreement and Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.” New Light of Myanmar, October 20.
  83. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Ethnic armed groups split over truce.” Bangkok Post, October 9.
  84. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Manipur on the brink.” The Hindu, September 2.
  85. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “The fractious demand for ILP in Manipur.” The Hindu, August 27.
  86. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Rebel ceasefire talks end in gridlock.” Bangkok Post, August 27.
  87. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Myanmar’s constitutional challenges.” Huffington Post‎, July 7.
  88. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “Myanmar agrees to peace deal but challenges remain.” Korea Times, April 8.
  89. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2015. “State of emergency muddles Myanmar peace process.” Bangkok Post, February 20.
  90. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Obama’s visit to Myanmar and the political future of Aung San Suu Kyi.” China Post, November 13.
  91. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Kerry’s Myanmar mission.” The Statesman, August 7.
  92. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Strategizing political demands of the Kukis in northeastern India.” China Post, August 5.
  93. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Optimism on Myanmar’s transition.” Myanmar Times, March 19.
  94. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2014. “Easing the India-Myanmar border tiff.” Bangkok Post, January 21.
  95. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Resolving Myanmar’s sectarian violence issue.” China Post, November 20.
  96. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Challenges to Myanmarese reconciliation.” The Hindu, November 8.
  97. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Army role entrenched in Myanmar politics despite reforms.” The National, September 18.
  98. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Memories that don’t fade to black.” The Hindu, September 13.
  99. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “A new Route Four Eight for Myanmar.” The Hindu, August 8.
  100. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Why Burma needs a new Constitution.” The Asian Age, July 29.
  101. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Britain, France need to put pressure on Myanmar.” Korea Times, July 21.
  102. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Seven-year itch.” The Hindu, July 11.
  103. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Myanmar must end blame game and accept its Muslims.” The National, July 7.
  104. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Challenges Ahead for Suu Kyi’s Political Ambition.” The Huffington Post, The World Post, July 1.
  105. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Religious tolerance key to Myanmar’s democracy.” The Straits Times, June 21.
  106. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “The politics of Myanmar versus Burma.” The Hindu, June 13.
  107. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Myanmar uses prisoners as pawns.” Bangkok Post, June 5.
  108. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Quid pro quo diplomacy in US-Myanmar relations.” The Straits Times, May 22.
  109. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Democratic Transition in Burma and Western Interests.” Foreign Policy Journal, May 8.
  110. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “A cauldron of competing demands.” The Hindu, February 23.
  111. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Kachin problem needs political will.” The Gulf Today, January 30.
  112. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Myanmar’s Kachin problem needs political touch.” The Hindu, January 29.
  113. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Identity crisis in ethnic India.” Asia Times, January 25.
  114. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “Kachin conflict requires new thinking.” Global Times, January 14.
  115. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “US, Myanmar face more tests.” Asia Times, January 5.
  116. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2013. “In Myanmar, a winning hand for America.” The Hindu, January 1.
  117. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Years of effort pay off for US-Myanmar ties.” Bangkok Post, December 29.
  118. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Cautious Optimism Over US Policy on Burma.” Huffington Post, November 19.
  119. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Opportunity to mend Indian-Burmese relations.” China Post, November 16.
  120. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Obama’s Myanmar policy offers hope.” Bangkok Post, November 15.
  121. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Not a minor matter.” Hindustan Times, November 14.
  122. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Burma should seize the opportunity.” Jerusalem Post, November 7.
  123. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Aung San Suu Kyi Should Not Avoid Minority Problems.” Huffington Post, August 1.
  124. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “The Rohingya conundrum.” Myanmar Times, September 24.
  125. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “US-Burma Relation: From Isolation to Engagement.” Fair Observer, May 7.
  126. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Burmese politics post-NLD’s electoral victory.” Jerusalem Post, April 16.
  127. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2012. “Prospect of peace, stability in Myanmar.” Korea Times, January 25.
  128. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Solving ethnic issues crucial for peace in Myanmar.” Global Times, November 29.
  129. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Burma’s Balancing Acts with India and China.” Epoch Times, October 11.
  130. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “US-Myanmar rapprochement?” Korea Times, October 8.
  131. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “US Envoy Should Prioritize National Reconciliation.” Irrawaddy, September 12.
  132. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “The Analogy of 9/11 and 9/13 Tragedies.” The Guardian, September 11.
  133. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Hunger Strike in India That Needs World’s Attention.” Nagaland Post, September 4.
  134. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Can optimism on Myanmar bear fruit?” Korea Times, August 27.
  135. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “A test of democracy in Thailand.” Arab News, July 5.
  136. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Why McCain visits Myanmar now?” Korea Times, June 2.
  137. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Why Asean chairmanship is important for Burma.” Manila Times, May 11.
  138. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Ethnic groups hold key to unlocking Burma’s chains.” Sydney Morning Herald, January 4.
  139. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2011. “Interethnic Agreement in Burma Long Overdue.” Jakarta Globe, January 2.
  140. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Big challenges ahead for Suu Kyi.” New Zealand Herald, November 16.
  141. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Where is Myanmar headed after election?” Brunei Times, November 2.
  142. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Nobel pursuit on behalf of China’s human rights heroes.” The National, October 10.
  143. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Burma in the dock.” Washington Times, September 2.
  144. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Loaded agenda for Myanmar-India talks.” Asia Times, July 22.
  145. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “What if Burma goes Nuclear?” Brunei Times, June 9.
  146. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Extension of US sanctions on Myanmar.” Korea Times, May 24.
  147. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “EU’s policy on Myanmar.” Korea Times, May 6.
  148. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Thailand is searching for acceptable government.” China Daily, April 12.
  149. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Burma Remains a Black Eye for Asean.” Jakarta Globe, March 26.
  150. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi.” Korea Times, March 8.
  151. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “Understanding the ‘Union Day’ of Myanmar.” Korea Times, February 12.
  152. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2010. “A Review of U.S. One-Year Policy on Burma.” Huffington Post, January 26.
  153. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Reconciliation Myanmar Needs.” Korea Times, December 30.
  154. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Can Obama Succeed in Afghanistan?” Korea Times, December 4.
  155. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Strong Indo-US Relations Are Important.” Korea Times, November 27.
  156. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “U.S. Increasing Attention to Asia.” Journal of Turkish Weekly, November 12.
  157. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “The Forgotten Minorities of Myanmar.” Khaleej Times, November 8.
  158. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Lives of two Nobel Peace Prize winners.” Brunei Times, October 11.
  159. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Joining efforts for Myanmar.” Brunei Times, October 6.
  160. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “US Must Understand Myanmar’s Diversity.” Korea Times, October 6.
  161. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Japan must remain strong.” Brunei Times, September 6.
  162. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Burma – the Conflict Will Continue.” Khaleej Times, September 3.
  163. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “A possible way out.” Washington Times, August 18.
  164. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Verdict shows junta is not ready to change.” South China Morning Post, August 13.
  165. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “U.S.-North Korea relations are fragile.” China Post, August 6.
  166. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Clinton Pays Attention to Asia.” Korea Times, July 18.
  167. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “UN chief should not be blamed for failure of mission impossible to Burma.” The Standard, July 3.
  168. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Russia must speak out for human rights in Myanmar.” Gulf Times, July 1.
  169. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Michelle Obama and Burma’s Suu Kyi.” Asia Sentinel, June 18.
  170. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “India’s Myanmar Policy Discouraging.” Korea Times, June 8.
  171. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Leeway to engage Myanmar.” Brunei Times, May 21.
  172. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Instability in Thailand.” Korea Times, April 15.
  173. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Engage Myanmar with caution.” Brunei Times, April 4.
  174. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Pyongyang Worries World Again.” Korea Times, March 31.
  175. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Obama Likely to Lean on Indonesia for Burma Help.” Irrawaddy, March 27.
  176. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “With big power comes big responsibility.” Brunei Times, March 22.
  177. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Misery of boat people must not be in vain.” The Standard, March 18.
  178. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “What Fails ASEAN?” Korea Times, March 11.
  179. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “U.S. can be most effective nation on Burma.” Asian Tribune, March 4.
  180. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Dividends of Hillary’s travels.” Washington Times, February 18.
  181. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Go Gambari, but Don’t Expect Much.” Korea Times, January 30.
  182. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Thai’s new hope for Myanmar.” Brunei Times, January 28.
  183. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Myanmar: Obama, Clinton can do better.” Brunei Times, January 24.
  184. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Thank you, Laura; please tell Michelle!” Washington Times, January 15.
  185. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2009. “Presuming a democratic Myanmar: Looking beyond election 2010.” Jakarta Post, January 8.
  186. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “U.N. General Assembly isn’t the right forum for dealing with Burma regime.” China Post, December 30.
  187. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “Japan’s action to accept Burma refugees changes Asia’s image.” China Post, December 24.
  188. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “U.S. should move beyond just using sanctions in its relations with Burma.” China Post, November 28.
  189. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “India shifts policy on Myanmar.” Jakarta Post, November 18.
  190. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “Obama energizes Burma’s ethnic minorities.” China Post, November 9.
  191. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2008. “The intricacies of U.N., Ban Ki-moon’s role in Burma.” China Post, October 20.
  192. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2006. “Identity, Conflict, and National Reconciliation in Burma.” Al-Jazeerah, December 9.
  193. Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2006. “Burma at the United Nations Security Council.” Bangkok Post, September 9.