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“US Can’t Squeeze China out of Myanmar”

Paper No. 5310                                              Dated 25-Nov-2012

By B. Raman

That was the message that China sought to convey to President Barack Obama as he completed his eight-hour visit to Yangon (Rangoon) on November 19, 2012, during which he met President Thein Sein and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and addressed the students of the Rangoon University.

MYANMAR: Obama’s Visit – Was it Significant, Symbolic or just a Diplomatic Exercise?

Paper No. 5308                                    Dated 23-Nov-2012

By C.S. Kuppuswamy

“It (Obama’s visit) is certainly not long overdue, nor is it premature. The US has been a good friend to the movement for democracy in Burma. Whatever they are doing they are doing with the intention of promoting democracy, rather than endorsing any particular regime” – Aung San Suu Kyi

Obama in Myanmar: The Reality & the Mirage

Paper No. 5302                                          Dated 19-Nov-2012

By.B.Raman

UNITED STATES: President Obama’s Second Term: Strategic Challenges

Paper No. 5295                                        Dated 14-Nov-2012

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Obama’s Tricky Visit to Myanmar

Paper No. 5290                                        Dated 12-Nov- 2012

By B. Raman

In his first foreign visit after being re-elected, President Barack Obama will be in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand from November 17 to 20, 2012. His visit to Cambodia is to attend the East Asia summit. The brief visits to Myanmar and Thailand will be bilateral.

My Take on L'affaire Petraeus

Paper No. 5289                                         Dated 11-Nov-2012

By B.Raman

In the history of the USA’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), there have been three instances of Directors coming to grief because of their perceived wrong-doings.

2.Richard M.Helms (1966-73) was removed by President Richard Nixon from office because of his alleged disloyalty to the President during the Watergate enquiry.

My take on Obama’s Victory

 

Paper No. 5284                                        Dated 8-Nov-2012

By B. Raman

To be fair to President Barack Obama, one cannot deny that he inherited a bad economy from his predecessor Mr. George Bush. It became worse partly due to lack of energetic handling by his economic team  and partly due to the global economic melt-down during his first term.

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