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Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Paper No. 6251                                  Dated 04-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security.

China: Signs of an Expansionist Nation

Paper No. 6249                                Dated 25-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Over the decades the People’s Republic of China has sold to the world the narrative that it is a self-contained power and has no ambition of coveting territories of other nations.  This is far from the truth.  China in the past had tried to expand colonialism over other countries like Vietnam and Indonesia.  The only problem was they were unable to hold on to the territories that they tried to colonise. 

Larger Conspiracy behind BNP’s bitter criticism of Sheikh Hasina’s India initiative

Paper No. 6247                                 Dated 24-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Ahead of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina’s visit (April 7-9), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Your dream of golden Bangla is our dream too”. 

Nepal: Madhesi Groups agree to participate in Local Elections: Update No. 347

Note No. 782                                     Dated 24-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Sanhgiya Gathabandhan that includes the Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum, the newly formed Rashtriya Janata Party as well as a few other parties of Janajathis, finally agreed to withdraw the proposed agitation and participate in the local body elections scheduled for 14th May this year.

Myanmar: Ceasefire on the Rocks: A Set back to Suu Kyi?

Paper No. 6246                                Dated 20-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Nepal: Madhesi Groups should not start a new agitation on the Constitutional Amendment- Update No. 346

Note No. 781                                      Dated 17-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 12th of April, Dahal’s government formally withdrew its previous amendment bill and registered a fresh one.  This new bill does meet some of the demands made by the Madhesi groups, though not all.  As expected, the UML, more out of its cussedness has opposed the bill on the ground that the party was not consulted before hand!

Pakistan 2017 comprehensively colonised by China

Paper No. 6245                                      Dated 17-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Reminiscent of British colonisation of India two centuries ago facilitated by some Indian princes connivance two centuries ago, China in 2017 has comprehensively colonised Pakistan with the connivance of Pakistan Army and Pakistani politicians.

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