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Pakistan Elections- A Preview

Paper No. 5451                      Dated 7-Apr-2013

By B.Raman

The forthcoming Pakistani elections to the National Assembly on May 11,2013, should be of close interest to India. Will the elections pave the way for another five years of civilian rule uninterrupted by Army intervention or will there be new instability prompting the Army to intervene? It is too early to answer this question, but certain issues need to be underlined.

Need for Caution on Space-Related Academic Exchanges with China

Paper No. 5449                                        Dated 04-April-2013

By B. Raman

According to a report carried by “The Hindu” of April 4, 2013, “the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), a Government-run research university known for its work on China’s space programme, signed on April 3 a first of its kind Memorandum of  Understanding (MOU) with Karnataka-based Manipal University paving the way for closer collaboration on joint research projects.”

United States: Strategic Blunders in East Asia

Paper no. 5447                                        Dated 04-Apr-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

East Asia has figured high in the United States strategic calculus ever since the end of the Second World War. Right till China made a strategic swing away from the former Soviet Union, the Eastern littoral of Asia resting on the Western Pacific presented a solid shield of Communist States allied to Russia namely China and Vietnam.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's New Weave on India

Paper No. 5440                                     Dated 28-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

India Jettisons Strategic Partnership with Iran under United States Pressures-A Perceptional Analysis

 

Paper No. 5435                                                                     Dated 25-Mar-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

“…the Singh Government’s shameful willingness to abandon the independence of Indian foreign policy for the sake of strengthening its strategic partnership with the United States”--- Excerpt from The Hindu, September 26, 2005 in a piece entitled ‘India’s Shameful Vote Against Iran.’

Is There a Neo-LTTE Emerging?

Paper No.5430                        Dated 20-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

Is there a neo-LTTE emerging nearly four years after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was wiped out in May, 2009, by the Sri Lankan Security Forces? That is a question that needs the attention of the intelligence agencies in the wake of the growing support for the Sri Lankan Tamils’ political and human rights in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora abroad and among large sections of the international community.

United States Strategic Blunders in Southwest Asia

Paper No. 5427                                Dated 18-Mar-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“Order is preferable to disorder. Just consider what happened to Iraq after we toppled Saddam Hussein. The United States should not want Iraq’s immediate past to be a foretaste of the region’s future”---Robert Kaplan

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