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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

Bangladesh: BNP’s Vision -2030 Demands some Introspection

Paper No. 6289                                   Dated 10-Aug-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Kashmir: The root of the Problem

Paper No. 6288                                  Dated 10-Aug-2017

By R. Upadhyay

A soft approach of a sizeable section of Muslim intelligentsia in Kashmir including the political players towards the seditionists confirms the fact that despite accession of the biggest Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir to India under Indian Independence Act 1947, they are still carrying the mental baggage with the feeling of the Muslim-majority Kashmir’s separateness from the Hindu-majority India. 

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