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South China Sea: The Wages of United States Strategic Complacency

Paper No. 6332                                    Dated 26-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in end 2017 is faced with a grave legacy challenge of the South China Sea maritime expanse under illegal military occupation of China as a result of US strategic complacency in the past decade. This has resulted in a grave Chinese security threat to Indo Pacific security as a whole.

Myanmar: UNHCR Chief exceeds his brief.

Paper No. 6331                                  Dated 25-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Prince Zeid bin Raád Zeid al-Hussain, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in an interview to the BBC called for an international criminal investigation into the perpetrators of what he called the “shockingly brutal attacks”against Muslim ethnic groups in the northern Rakhine in Myanmar.
 

Nepal: Post Election Developments: Update No. 356

Note No. 792                                     Dated  22-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
There has not been much by way of an official response from India to the communist takeover in Nepal.  It looks like a policy of “wait and see” and that  is good.
 

United States National Security Strategy Document 2017 Saliences Analysed in the Indian Context

Paper No. 6330                                Dated 21-Dec-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The US National Security Strategy Document 2017, the first to be issued by President Trump in his first year of office is a significant departure from United States existing accommodative policy formulations on China and Russia; places Indo Pacific as  top foreign policy focus; notably elevating India to the stature of a global leading power; and critical of Pakistan.

Bhutan: Refugee Issue- Finally coming to a close: Update No. 118

Note No. 791                                    Dated 18-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is believed that the third country resettlement scheme is closing down when the last batch of refugees would be leaving by end December this year.
 

Afghanistan’s Future: The imperatives of United States Resolve

Paper No. 6329                                 Dated 18-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan in no military sense has emerged as United States ‘Second Vietnam’ ; however if the United States wavers in its current resolve to stabilise Afghanistan’s governance and security, then, the China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral could possibly succeed in making Afghanistan a ‘Second Vietnam’ for United States.

Nepal: Red Star over Nepal - No Need to Panic - Update No. 355

Note No. 790                                    Dated 15-Nov-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
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