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Nepal: Dahal 2.0. Will he do better this time? Update No. 337

Note No: 771                              Dated 30-Aug-2016
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
Maoist Chief Dahal took over as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal on 3rd August.  
 
Dahal’s first stint as Prime Minister was a disappointing one.  He showed little statesmanship and was seen more as a leader of a party than as a leader of the nation.  
 

Myanmar and China – Is Daw Suu Kyi The Pivot?

Paper No. 6165                                Dated 29-Aug-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Myanmar’s State Counsellor and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has just concluded a five- day (Aug 17-21) official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang.  She was accorded the protocol of a visiting prime minister of a country that the Chinese leaders see not only as being of economic importance but also of great strategic interest.

Bhutan: Recent Developments: Update No. 116

Note No. 770                                    Dated 28-Aug-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Bhutan was declared as the most peaceful country in this region and is ranked 13th among the 163 countries in the world on the Global Peace Index.  This index is compiled periodically by the Institute for economics and peace ( IEP).
 

Kashmir Valley Unrest is a National Security Issue and not a Political Issue

Paper No. 6164                                               Dated 26-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Kashmir Valley’s six week old unrest in end-August 2016  is a national security issue and challenge engineered by Pakistan and cannot be termed as a political issue as promoted by Indian protagonists of “intellectual terrorism” , wishing to embarrass the Modi Government for political gains.

Vietnam: Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Significant Visit September 2016

Paper No. 6163                                      Dated 23-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis’ scheduled visit to Vietnam is significantly well-timed strategically and politically besides reinforcing the time-honoured Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership and making-up for the lack of an Indian Prime Ministerial visit during last 15 years.

KASHMIR – The virus of Political Islam- Is it inspired by Wahabi Jihad?

Paper No. 6162                                Dated 22-Aug-2016

By R.Upadhyay

This paper makes out a case that the Kashmir problem is primarily rooted to the Jihadi ideology and religio-separatism of political Islam.

Book Review: Sri Lanka - Lost Evenings, Lost Lives: Tamil Poems of the Sri Lankan Civil War

Paper No. 6161                                 Dated 22-Aug-2016

(Edited, translated and introduced by Lakshmi Holmstrom & Sascha Ebeling, UK, 2016.)

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

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