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NAMO: Time for an Alternate Leadership

Paper No. 5321                                              Dated 10-Dec-2012

By B. Raman

Two issues will be in focus during the elections to the Gujarat State Assembly later this week--- the advisability of the BJP led by Shri Narendra Modi continuing for a third term in the government of the State and the expected attempts of the NaMo Brigade to use a new endorsement at the state level as a stepping stone for his gravitating to New Delhi as a Prime Ministerial aspirant during the 2014 elections.

Sri Lanka: Comments on Heroes Day – Update No. 226

 

Note No. 670                                                   Dated 07-Dec-2012

Col. R. Hariharan

(Summary of answers to questions from media analysts on the occasion of  V.  Prabhakaran’s birth day on November 26 and the LTTE’s Heroes Day on November 27 are given in this article.)

November 27 used to be celebrated as the Heroes Day by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). On this occasion what is your take on those who lost their lives in the struggle for Tamil Eelam?

Sri Lanka: Consolidation of Rajapaksa Inc. – Update No. 225

 

Note No. 669                                                Dated 07-Dec-2012

Col. R. Hariharan

The walk out of Chief Justice Mrs Shirani Bandaranayake and her team of lawyers from a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) hearing on an impeachment motion against her Thursday was an eloquent testimony to the charade being enacted in Sri Lanka in the name of democracy. Probably it is a matter of time the PSC would find her guilty of the charges of corruption slapped against her.

NEPAL: President Yadav Intervenes- Is it wise? Update No. 273

Note No. 668                                                   Dated  4-Dec-2012 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

On 22rd November, President Yadav gave an official call to the political parties to form a consensus government within seven days.  He did not spell out what he would do otherwise.  

Begum Zia’s India Visit and Bangla Politics

 

Paper no. 5318                                          Dated 03-Dec-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khalida Zia’s India visit in October-November stirred political discourses on how alignments will be made and party position stated as the country enters election mode.  Each major party in Bangladesh is still trying to decipher what Khalida Zia said in India, what she said on her return and how her party leaders are explaining the change, if any, towards India to their  cadres.

Squeezing the Haqqanis: Will it work?

 

Paper No. 5316                                            Dated 28-Nov-2012

Guest Column by Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi

In the backdrop of a gradually weakening Quetta Shura, the Haqqani network has emerged as a powerful extremist group operating in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater. How can the UN Security Council's recent sanctions against the Haqqanis act as a potential de-motivator for this Pakistan-based terrorist outfit?

Interview: A woman President for Afghanistan?

 

Paper no. 5314                                               Dated 27-Nov-2012

Guest Column by Anushka Shah

The withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014 and the Presidential elections in Afghanistan continue to spark interest the world over. Gateway House interviews Fawzia Koofi, a Presidential candidate in Afghanistan who provides an overview of the upcoming elections and the changing dynamics in the country.

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