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Sri Lanka: Book Review by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6375                              Dated 07-May-2018

By Charles Sarvan

K. M de Silva, The Island Story: A Short History of Sri Lanka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2017: “Sri Lanka in the first few centuries after the early settlement was a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society: a conception which emphasises harmony and a spirit of live and let live (K. M. de Silva, op. cit., page 13”)

Chinese President’s 2018 Reset Policies towards India and Japan analysed

Paper No. 6374                               Dated 07-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s main thrust in 2018 of resetting China’s relations with India and Japan arises not from some heavenly divinations but stand laced with crucial geopolitically and strategically calibrated end-aims to create a breach in China’s hemming-in by US-led Indo Pacific security template

China-India Wuhan Summit April 2018: Competing Geopolitical Perspectives

Paper No. 6373                                            Dated 30-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The China-India Informal Summit between Indian PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, China on April 27-28 201 8 was high on hopes and media hype. Competing geopolitical ambitions, perspectives and politic narratives of China and India cannot be subsumed in hopes only.

Ethnicity, Identity and Nationality: A Case Study of Rohingya Problem

Paper No. 6372                                    Dated 27-Apr-2018

Colonel R Hariharan

 [This is an up-dated version of the  paper presented by the author at an international seminar on “Borders in South Asia: States, Communities and People” organized by Pondicherry University School of Social Sciences & International Studies UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation & Centre for South Asian Studies at Pondicherry on February 1 and 2, 2018]

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Coming to terms with China: Modi’s foreign policy initiatives in our neighbourhood

Paper No. 6371                                             Dated 26-Apr-2018

Col R Hariharan

India’s China Policy Reset 2018 Strategically Inadvisable without India Stipulating Benchmarks for China

Paper No. 6370                                             Dated 23-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India once again stands plagued reminiscent of 2004-05 with China throwing “thaws” and seconded by Indian China-Apologists and some in the policy establishment arguing for a reset of India’s China policy and all without advocating  ‘benchmarks’ for China to change its India-policy.

Transnational Terrorism: Learning From Sri Lanka’s Success against Tamil Tigers

Paper No. 6369                                 Dated 20-Apr-2018

Col. R Hariharan

[Next month, it will be nine years since the LTTE was defeated in Sri Lanka.  Written in 2016, Col hariharan’s paper is still relevant.  It may republished or used with author's permission. The views expressed are author’s own]-Director

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