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Tahir-Ul-Qadri: Need to Reserve Judgement

 

Paper No. 5369                                        Dated 18-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

It is difficult to satisfactorily analyse and assess Allama Tahir-ul-Qadri, a Canadian cleric of Pakistani origin, who has suddenly returned to Pakistan to start a street movement against the civilian Government and traditional political parties on grounds of widespread corruption and bad governance.

India: How Soft on Pakistan

Paper No. 5367                                           Dated 16-Jan-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The gruesome killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops and beheading one of them along the line of control (LOC) on January 8 was a planned and calculated act. 

India-Pakistan: A Pre-Poll Charade

Paper No. 5366                                               Dated 16-Jan-2013

By B. Raman

India, Pakistan Back to Ground Zero?

Paper No. 5364                                       Dated 15-Jan-2013

Guest Column by Rajeev Sharma

Familiar arch-rivals India and Pakistan are back with their familiar hate game. The trigger point is also familiar – the volatile Line of Control (LoC). What has happened between the two nuclear-armed adversaries is that on January 8 the Pakistani soldiers made a deep incursion into the Indian side of the LoC, according to New Delhi, and killed two Indian Army personnel and injured as many more.

Humanitarian disaster looms large in Syria amidst hardening American stand!

Paper No. 5360                                        Dated 14-Jan-2013

Guest Column:  Dr. Sudhanshu Trpathi

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MYANMAR: The war with the Kachins – An update

Paper No. 5357                                         Dated 11-Jan-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

(This paper may please be read in conjunction with Paper No. 5132 dated 23 July 2012 – “Myanmar: The War with the Kachins-One year on” by the same author and posted on the site.

“The decision to use air power against ethnic militias, a tactic unheard of even under military rule, runs counter to reformist President Thein Sein's assurances that troops were acting only in self defence.” - Martin Petty – Reuters.

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Maldives: Is President Waheed in Control?

Paper No. 5356                                       Dated 10-Jan-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Looking at the developments in Maldives, one gets the feeling that President ( by accident as some prefer to call him) Waheed does not appear to be in control of the events. In a moment of frustration he is said to have remarked that "Everybody runs the State as they please" and this has been widely reported in the press.

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