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Can Moon Jae-in Cool the Korean Peninsula

Paper No. 6259                                Dated 19-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Events in the Korean Peninsula have just been pulled back from the brink of a major disaster which could engulf the Asia Pacific region and impact the world at large.

Nepal: First Phase of Local Polls Successfully Concluded: Update No. 348

Note No. 783                                    Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan                                                                       

It is to the credit of the Election Commission of Nepal that it conducted successfully the first phase of local elections on May 14 despite many hiccups and hurdles.

The election by itself was a stupendous task with nominations for 13,356 seats in 283 local units of 34 districts of three provinces- 3, 4 and 6.

South China Sea Trade-Off between American and Chinese Presidents 2017?

Paper No. 6258                                 Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kaila

Reviewing the developments in the wake of the first meeting in April 2017 between US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping it seemingly appears on analysis that the United States has made a trade-off with China on the South China Sea in exchange for Chinese pressures on North Korea to roll back its nuclear weapons programme.

Myanmar: Recent Developments: The China Factor

Paper No. 6257                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Is Cosmopolitanism Dead? The View from Bangladesh

Paper No. 6256                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Kazi Anwarul Masud                                                       

All India Muslim Personal Law Board – Leading the third Mullhas’ war against reform in Muslim Personal Laws

Paper No. 6255                                  Dated 11-May-2017

By R. Upadhyay

At a time when there is a spurt in the intellectual debates on Muslim Personal Laws and when the whole country particularly the Muslim women are eagerly waiting for the outcome of the day to day hearing of Supreme Court hearing of a case on triple talaq from May 11, remarks of Allahabad High Court on May 9 should be of interest.

Is the Clash of Civilization Real?

Paper No. 6254                                  Dated 11-May-2015                  

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

While there can be no defense for the terrorism and despicable brutalities perpetrated by the al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS and their likes the international community should remain conscious of the risks of identity politics by marginalized segment of societies on grounds of religion.

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