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China’s Economic Slowdown& Its Strategic and Military Implications

Paper No. 6062                                   Dated 25-Jan-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s much hyped economic bubble has finally burst with its recent stock-markets crash and now the annual growth rates which were in double digits earlier slipping to just 6-7% leaving in its wake serious strategic and military implications for China’s ‘Giant Leap’ to emerge as a Superpower.

Nepal: Coalition Government Finally Moving Amendments to Constitution: Update No. 323

Note No. 754                                 Dated 26-Nov-2015
 
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
 
The Coalition Government led by K.P. Oli has finally decided to move amendments to constitution.  These relate to two of the three major issues that had led to the present agitation.  These amendments were suggested by the former Sushil Koirala led government but held in abeyance for over a month for reasons best known to them.  
 

Bhutan and its Hydro Power: Update No. 113

Note No. 753                                    Dated 24-Nov-2015
 
By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
 
Bhutan’s fast flowing rivers, deep gradients, huge gorges and sparse population make the country ideal for harnessing hydro power potential at a very low cost with  minimum displacement of human settlements and related rehabilitation issues.  
 

Book Review: Jeremy Seabrook, The Song of the Shirt,

Paper No. 6029                                  Dated 09-Nov-2015                          

By Prof. Charles Sarvan                                                                                                            

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): Responses from China and options for India

Paper No. 6020                                  Dated 12-Oct-2015

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

TPP is a trade agreement with 12 Pacific Rim countries that has been signed on 5 October 2015 in secrecy after 5 years marathon negotiations but still subject to ratification by the member states.

The US-China-India Triangle: A New Tripolar World Order?

Paper No. 6013                                  Dated 30-Sept-2015

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

Bhutan: The Need to tackle recent problems of Corruption with a firm hand: Update No. 111

Note No. 743                                     Dated 10-Sep-2015
 
By Dr.  Chandrasekharan
 
For a young democracy that is moving along in a stable environment with all its institutions doing reasonably well, it is surprising that corruption has started rearing its ugly head with many seniors involved.  Unless this is met with a firm hand there is the danger of the problem getting out of hand as it has happened in other neighbouring countries of the region.
 

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