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Pakistan Loses Utility in United States Strategic Calculus 2018

Paper No. 6336                                  Dated 03-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Strategic utility of a smaller nation to that of a major power lies in its credibility, usefulness and loyal effectiveness to serve the national security interests of its strategic patron and that in case of Pakistan seems to have faded as far as the United States is concerned with Pakistan having decidedly opting for the China-Pakistan Axis.

Nepal: Post Election Tremors: Update No. 357

Note No. 793                       dated 2-Jan-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Maldives: Free Trade Agreement with China: Regional Impact:

Paper No. 6335                             Dated 1-Jan -2018
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Of the twelve agreements signed with China, during the recent visit of President Yameen to China, the Free trade agreement signed between them is the most important one.
 

Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

Paper No. 6334                                   Dated 29-Dec-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Myanmar: UNHCR Chief exceeds his brief.

Paper No. 6331                                  Dated 25-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Prince Zeid bin Raád Zeid al-Hussain, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in an interview to the BBC called for an international criminal investigation into the perpetrators of what he called the “shockingly brutal attacks”against Muslim ethnic groups in the northern Rakhine in Myanmar.
 

Nepal: Post Election Developments: Update No. 356

Note No. 792                                     Dated  22-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
There has not been much by way of an official response from India to the communist takeover in Nepal.  It looks like a policy of “wait and see” and that  is good.
 

United States National Security Strategy Document 2017 Saliences Analysed in the Indian Context

Paper No. 6330                                Dated 21-Dec-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The US National Security Strategy Document 2017, the first to be issued by President Trump in his first year of office is a significant departure from United States existing accommodative policy formulations on China and Russia; places Indo Pacific as  top foreign policy focus; notably elevating India to the stature of a global leading power; and critical of Pakistan.

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