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Russia in Waziristan; Kabul Needs Support, Not Competition

Paper No. 6237                                 Dated 05-Apr-2017

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

As the recent explosions on the St Petersburg metro are assessed, a continuing theme across the world is the question of whether or not a militant terror network was involved and if so, is it of a transnational design. Due to recurring attacks claimed and attributed to Daesh, this is a common global concern.

Russia’s Unprincipled Rebound to Afghanistan 2017

Paper No. 6236                                                Dated 03-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s unprincipled rebound to Afghanistan clearly visible in 2017 in the company of Pakistan and the Taliban who jointly spearheaded the Soviet exit from Afghanistan reflects the Russian depravity of political expediency.

Russia would be sorely disappointed if it has concluded that its renewed rebound to Afghanistan by an unholy coalition with Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban groups would result in the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan.

United States-Chinese President Meet April 2017 is no Big Deal

Paper No. 6235                                Dated 28-Mar-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States and Chinese Presidents’ meet in April 2017 at a Trump resort in Florida, USA, is no big deal viewing that this Presidential Meet is not being held in Washington to qualify as a ‘Mega Summit’.

Bangla PM Sheikh Hasina’s India visit is critical for South Asia

Paper No. 6234                                Dated 24-Mar-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Tibet’s Independence Flames Burn Bright in 2017 too

Paper No. 6233                                    Dated 22-Mar-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Tibet’s independence flames burn still bright, in 2017 too, notwithstanding that the fires of unceasing Tibetan self-immolations in China Occupied Tibet escape global notice.

India’s Foreign Policy 2017-The Pitfalls Ahead

Paper No. 6232                                  Dated 14-Mar-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy while focussing on India’s national interests cannot at the same time in 2017 be oblivious to China’s and Pakistan’s concerted efforts for a geopolitical and strategic diminution of India to arrest its upward rise.

Pakistan: More on the Indus Water Treaty

Paper No. 6231                                  Dated 10-Mar-2017

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

(This may be read along with the previous paper on the subject- Paper No. 6226 of 24th Feb. 2017)

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