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China’s Warning: Give us Tawang, or else

Paper No. 6229                                  Dated 08-Mar-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

India-China relations have broadened over the years with not a single shot fired along the disputed borders since the signing of the Peace and Tranquillity Treaty between the two sides.  Military exchanges and other high level visits have become a regular affair.  There is convergence of interest in several regional and international affairs.

Afghanistan: US President Trump’s Biggest Challenge

Paper No. 6228                                Dated 07-Mar-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan is likely to present the most significant and biggest challenge to US President Trump as China, Russia and Pakistan have new found congruence to muscle into a nation in which the United States has so heavily invested strategically.

Nepal: PM Dahal Announces Local Body Elections - Madhesi Groups Unhappy: Update No. 344

Note No. 779                                    Dated 02-Mar-2017

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

On 21st February, after a marathon Cabinet Meeting, Prime Minister Dahal announced that the Local Body Elections will be held in May 14 in one go.  The elections were last held in 1997.

Pakistan Heartland Struck by Indigenous Terrorist Strikes

Paper No. 6227                                    Dated 27-Feb-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Ironically, Pakistan as a State-Sponsor of Terrorism for decades, exporting terrorist strikes against India and Afghanistan as instruments of State policy, finds itself inflicted by strikes by Pakistan’s home-grown indigenous terrorist groups in Pakistan’s Heartland with renewed viciousness.

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.

India-China Strategic Dialogue – both have core interests

Paper No. 6225                                 Dated 20-Feb-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

India and China will hold a new round of strategic dialogue in Beijing on February 22.  The meeting will be co-chaired by Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui.  The format was put in place when Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited India in August last year.

NATO Alliance Regains Relevance in New Global Geopolitics

Paper No. 6224                                              Dated 20-Feb-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Global Geopolitics in 2017 are fast acquiring the contours of the initial years of the cold war when both the former Soviet Union (now Russia) and China were geopolitically aligned to challenge the ‘New World Order’ that emerged in post-World War II era.

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