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View from Sri Lanka: Populism Modified

Paper No 5774            Dated 23-Aug-2014
 
Guest Column: Dr Kumar David
 
Nehru in his first broadcast to the people of India as Prime Minister on 15 August 1947 began 
 
with the words: “Today I address you for the first time officially as the First Servant of the Indian people, 
 

ASEAN: Analysis of Multilateral Relations

Paper No. 5773                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Introduction

Through the signing of the Bangkok Declaration on August 8th, 1967; the Association For Southeast Nations (ASEAN) was established1. The ASEAN member-States includes all Southeastern Asian nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Vietnam visit of Indian Foreign Minister

Paper No. 5772                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Foreign Minister, Ms Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week. The visit is significant in that Vietnam and India enjoy a long-standing close strategic relationship which has stood the test of times.

Vietnam is presently under tremendous Chinese political and military pressure in the South China Sea disputes foisted on Vietnam more specifically by superior Chinese military power.

Book Review: In the Service of Indian Tamils in Tea Plantations in Ceylon

Paper No. 5771                                        Dated 19-Aug-2014

Guest Column by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Sharada Nayak, The Raj Agent in Ceylon, 1936-1940 (Published by the Author, D 41, Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi, 110003) Pages 132, Price Rs. 300/-

Japan’s “Asian Security Diamond” Strategic Concept Reviewed

Paper No. 5770                                        Dated 19-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan’s “Asian Security Diamond” strategic concept is the brainchild of Japan’s present Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a strategic response to China casting menacing maritime shadows over the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

The Threat of ISIS and the Global Response

Paper No. 5769                                Dated 17-Aug-2014

 By Kazi Anwarul Masud                          

Once again another Islamic radical group has arisen from the sands of the Middle East to wreck havoc in an already disorderly world.  Surprisingly this group has forced its way into internecine fights in Iraq and Syria to carve a "state" that goes beyond terrorism.

Myanmar: Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Paper No. 5768                                      Dated 17-Aug-2014

By C.S. Kuppuswamy

This paper may please be read in conjunction with Paper No. 5670 “Myanmar: The Peace Process Drags on” (http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1484) dated 24 March 2014 by this author posted on this site.

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