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AERIAL INCIDENTS IN RUSSIA

Paper No. 1098                         25/08/2004

by B.Raman

While it would be premature to make a definitive assessment of the aerial incidents in Russia involving the mysterious crashing of one plane and the disappearance of another after the reported despatch of a distress signal, there is a growing possibility of the incidents being acts of terrorism.

TERRORISM: THE RUSSIAN ORDEAL

Paper No. 1109                                           06/09/2004

by B.Raman 

(AUTHOR’S PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS DURING A VISIT TO MOSCOW FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO 3, 2004) 

Russia and its people have been the victims of four terrorist strikes of the International Islamic Front (IIF) since August 24, 2004, resulting in the horrible deaths of about 450 innocent civilians, many of them young children. 

THE BESLAN JIHADI CARNAGE & AFTER

Paper No. 1110                                                    08/09/2004

by B.Raman 

(AUTHOR’S PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS AFTER A VISIT TO MOSCOW FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO 3, 2004) 

From the available facts of the jihadi terrorist carnage at the North Ossetian town of Beslan in Russia on September 3, 2004, the following reconstruction is possible:

Resurgent Russia: And A Re-heating of the Cold War

SRI LANKA: Chandrika makes a tactical move: Update 67

Note No. 235             08. 08. 2004

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

President Chandrika Kumaratunga resigned from the post of leader of UPFA (United People’s Freedom Alliance) on August 4. The Presidential Secretariat said that the decision was due to pressure of work.

DILEMMA OF MUSLIMS IN SRI LANKA

Paper no. 1090                16. 05. 2004

Guest Column-by Col R Hariharan (retd.)

AN UPDATE ON LTTE VIEWS ON RESUMING PEACE TALKS.

Paper no. 1094      20. 08. 2004

Guest Column-by Col R Hariharan (retd.) 

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