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Nepal: Deuba Takes over as 40th Prime Minister Update No. 350

Note No. 785      Dated  27-June-2017
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepali Congress took over as 40th Prime Minister on 6th June on the basis of an understanding with former PM Dahal who resigned after the first phase of the Local Body Elections.
 

Myanmar: Second Session of Panglong Conference: Mixed Results?

Paper No. 6271                  Dated 22-June-2017
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
The second session of Panglong Conference, officially called 21st Century Panglong Conference began on 24 May and end on 29 May a day later than the original schedule.  Though many critics have said that the conference did not bring the “desired” results- I think one should go by what Suu Kyi at the end of the day said after the conference that peace “is starting to take tangible form for the first time.”

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.  
 

Bangladesh: A Faustian Bargain?

Paper No. 6266                                Dated 01-Jun-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Myanmar: Peace Process with Chinese Characteristics:

Paper No. 6264                Dated 30-May-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
One narrative that is all too prominent in the second Union Peace Conference- officially called the 21st century Panglong Conference is the role of China and its proxies before and during the Conference.
 

Nepal: Dahal Steps Down: update No. 349

Note No. 784                                    Dated 28-May-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Prime Minister Dahal tendered his resignation to the President on 24th May.  Dahal said that he is doing it in pursuance of a commitment he made to the Nepali Congress ten months ago.
 

PM Modi recalls shared heritage of Buddhism on Vesak Day in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6262                                  Dated 26-May-2017

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Adding a fresh chapter in the traditionally rich cultural heritage ever-evolving as mutual friendship between India and Sri Lanka even prior to independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 May warned the international community against the growing "arc of violence", that has emerged in the South Asian region.

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