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Global Flashpoints generating Indian Foreign Policy Challenges in 2017

Paper No. 6274                                   Dated 03-Jul-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Major global flashpoints generating challenges for Indian foreign policy stretch from North Korea to the Middle East via the South China Sea disputes, China’s disruptive strategies in South Asia, Pakistan’s Islamic terrorism exports  and the explosive Saudi-Iran confrontation and ultimately the external military interventions in Syria.

West Asia: Saud Family Wants to Imprison the Entire Peninsula

Paper No. 6273              Dated 30-June-2017

  Guest Column By Ravi Sundaralingam

The 13 points demand made by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar, their erstwhile cousins and co-sponsors of Wahabi/ Salafi -Jihadi extremism/ militancy, is weird as anything one can imagine.

We have grouped the Saudi demands into two categories to understand the mind-sets writing these demands.

Part 1 lists five that deal with Saudi views on Freedom, Society and National Sovereignty.

GHAZWA-e-HIND – Revival and Re- assertion is dangerous to Indian Security:

Paper No. 6272                               Dated 23-June-2017
 
By R. Upadhyay
 
The Indian Media on June 5 mentioned about a recorded message of Zakir Musa the former Hizbul Mujhahideen Commander of Kashmir that  slammed the Indian Muslims for not joining Islamic jihad for ‘Gazwa-e-Hind’(the final and last battle for the conquest of India). This provocative audio message included the following excerpts: 
 

Myanmar: Second Session of Panglong Conference: Mixed Results?

Paper No. 6271                  Dated 22-June-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 

June 26-PM Modi’s Date with President Trump:

Paper No. 6270           Dated 20-June-2017
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
Prime Minister Modi-President Donald Trump summit meeting is finally happening on June 26, in Washington, D.C.  
 

Afghanistan 2017 Offers "No Exit" Options to the United States:

Paper No. 6269     Dated 19-June-2017
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Sensing that the violent paroxysms of the Pakistan Army-Taliban combine in 2017 in disrupting Afghanistan brook no conflict-resolution, the United States this week wisely decided to reinforce US Forces in Afghanistan by another 4,000 troops, possibly, politically signalling a ‘Statement of Intent’ that more troop surges could follow.

Sunni Nato Military Alliance Spells Conflict in the Middle East.

Paper No. 6268                                Dated  12th June 2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

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