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Myanmar: Current Developments-The Army Holds the Key

Paper No. 6301                                   Dated 07-Sept-2017

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

From Doklam to Tibet

Paper No. 6299                                  Dated 05-Sept-2017

by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

As the Doklam standoff ended last week, observers were left wondering what the legal circumstances of the situation is, including the international legal status of Tibet. Even the large online Wikipedia encyclopedia added a section titled “Tibetan sovereignty debate” which was last edited on August 27th, 2017.[1]

Donald Trump’s Ultimatum to Pak – But will the US Walk the Talk?

Paper No. 6297                                 Dated 2-Sept-2017
 
By Bhaskar Roy
 
On August 21, US President Donald Trump threatened Pakistan with heavy retribution if Islamabad did not close down terrorist havens on its soil and drive out these elements.  He specifically mentioned the Afghan Taliban and the Al Qaeda, but in a manner referred to all Pakistan – supported terrorists (including understandably those that continuously target India).  
 

Pen Picture of Trump’s Foreign Policy

Paper No. 6296                                           Dated 1-Sept-2017
 
By Kazi Anwarul Masud
 
Odd Arne Westadt of Harvard Kennedy School of Government (The Cold War and America’s Delusion of Victory RED CENTURY AUG. 28, 2017) is of the opinion that America’s post-Cold War triumphalism came in two versions-one of Bill Clinton’s emphasis on prosperity while the other was George W Bush’s emphasis on predominance.
 

India and South Asia

Paper No. 6295                                     Dated 28-Aug-2017                            

 By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Why, one may ask, despite common cultural heritage and long bonds of history and added to these factors was Indian humanitarian intervention during  the Bangladesh Liberation War    Indo-Bangladesh relations, notwithstanding public diplomacy by the authorities of the two countries, a portion of the people of Bangladesh do not like  India’s “hegemonic” attitude towards this country.

From Strategic Patience to Strategic Savvy: The Case of US Foreign Policy

Paper No. 6292                                  Dated 18-Aug-2017

Guest Column by Kimberley Anne Nazareth

The coming of the new administration in the US, has perplexed not only the US, the international community but scholars as well. There are many who have tried to break down the policies of the administration, this paper seeks to assign a policy doctrine to the current administration.  

North Korean Conundrum

Paper No. 6291                             Dated 16-Aug-2017

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

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