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Myanmar - the State of the Peace Process - Not Very Encouraging

Paper No. 6350                                  Dated 19-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Renewed and intensive fighting between the Armed Forces and the KIA, Marginalisation of the UNFC, rigid and inflexible stand of both Tatmadaw and China supported FPNCC and increasingly open intervention by China in the cease fire process- these sum up the state of the peace process in Myanmar.

First, the Fighting in the North:

China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification

Paper No. 6349                                Dated 19-Feb-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Korean Reunification like the Germany Reunification can be brought about only when the citizens of North Korea in a massive upsurge like the East Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. Even if the above is attempted by the North Korean masses, China would not permit the end-aim to be achieved.

Bangladesh: Khaleda’s conviction and its Repercussions:

Paper No. 6348                         Dated 16-Feb-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandasekharan.
 

Japan’s Naval Outreach to France and Britain

Paper No. 6347                                   Dated 08-Feb-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan’s increasing strategic profile in 2018 now transcends the rapid buildup of its military muscle to forging strategic relationships especially in the maritime domain with France and Britain to offset China’s worrisome military adventurism in the South China Sea and East China Sea which in both cases endangers Japanese security.

Maldives on the “Boil”-Yameen Declares Emergency to avoid Court Orders

Paper No. 6346                                 Dated 06-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A Surprise and path breaking judgement, an evasive and defiant President who is a tyrant and an enthusiastic and jubilant but angry population- these describe the current situation in Maldives.

Myanmar: Update- Rohingya issue continues to take the Centre Stage:

Paper No. 6345                        Dated 4-Feb-2018
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Rohingya issue continues to take the Centre stage thus distracting the administration to look into other pressing issues like the cease-fire process, economy etc.
 

South East Asia: United States & India Convergent Strategic Interests 2018

Paper No. 6344                                    Dated 31-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States recent primacy to Indo Pacific security in its National Security Strategy 2018 and India’s primacy to its Act East Policy are implicitly focused on checkmating belatedly, China’s hegemonistic control over South East Asia, and this leads to increasing strategic convergences between the US and India

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