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Examining the Strategy behind China’s OBOR

Paper No. 6252                                   Dated 04-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 14, representatives of 110 countries would be gathered in Beijing in one of the biggest international summits, to listen and discuss China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.  Around 28 national leaders from Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Turkey, and several from the West and Africa would be in attendance. 

Larger Conspiracy behind BNP’s bitter criticism of Sheikh Hasina’s India initiative

Paper No. 6247                                 Dated 24-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Ahead of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina’s visit (April 7-9), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Your dream of golden Bangla is our dream too”. 

Xi Jinping to test if Donald Trump is a Paper Tiger

Paper No. 6238                                  Dated 05-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

There is great expectation in China that when President Xi Jinping meets President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort (April 6-7) relations will be reset as the Chinese say in a “win-win” manner.  At the moment the Chinese are not quite sure how Trump will react to various planks that he had outlined in the run-up to his elections, and even after that.

Pakistan: Water Crisis and the Indus Water Treaty

Paper No. 6226                                  Dated 24-Feb-2017

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It is well known that Pakistan is one of the most “water stressed” countries of the world.  Currently its per capita annual water capability is 1017 cubic metres- that is perilously close to a threshold of 1000 cubic metres.  Back in 2009, it was 1500 cubic metres.

US President elect Trump and the Global Effect

Paper No. 6198                                  Dated 22-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Despite pundits and punters, Donald J. Trump defeated his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to the American Presidency on Electoral College votes.  He is set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on 20th January 2016.  If the election for the President and Vice President was through direct votes Clinton would have won.  Leave these aside.

Greater Balochistan; A Quiet Frontier set to Explode

Paper No. 6197                                  Dated 15-Nov-2016

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

As infrastructure projects in Greater Balochistan come to be, governments across South and Central Asia should prepare for what will most likely turn into the region’s next hotbed of violence. Baloch across the region must be included in regional governments’ decision making processes or investors should prepare for the rural ethnic Baloch to thrust their projects into the dustbins of history.

Are India and China Drifting Apart?

Paper No. 6190                                 Dated 01-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments.  Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over.  It is back to the brass tracks.  Core interests are to the fore.

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