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Myanmar-Renewed Fighting by Northern Alliance- Is China part of the problem?

Paper no 6497             Dated  20-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

Despite declaration of “unilateral” cease fire by both sides, there has been intensive fighting between the three groups of the Northern Alliance- the TNLA, MNDAA and the AA- the Arakan Army with the Myanmar Army- Tatmadaw.

US Global Primacy- Its Significance:

Paper No. 6496                   Dated 17- Sep-2019

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

The primacy of the US is expected to remain, though contested by somefor the forthcoming future. Though the emerging economies would like
to have some influence in the conduct of global affairs the huge gapbetween the US, China and India will constrain these powers to
challenge the US.

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Nepal and the Indo-Pacific Strategy:

Paper No. 6495 .                 Dated 16-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

United States-India-Russia Triangular Dynamics in 2020s

Paper No. 6494              Dated 15-Sep-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitical realities in first decade of 21st Century pushed India from its longstanding Strategic Partnership with Russia towards United States when Russia entered into a strategic nexus with China. The 21st Century second decade perceptionaly witnesses the United States pushing India into a Russian tilt again by politically expedient reversing of US policy gears in South Asia.

Indus water Treaty: Now Pakistan Complains of excess discharge of water from India!

Paper No. 6493           Dated  12-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Muammil Hussain Chairman of WAPDA of Pakistan, complained about the unexpected release of water into Sutlej that flows into Pakistan from India as part of an attempt to flout the Indus Water Treaty!

In accusing India, he went beyond his brief and accused India of trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, strangulate economically and now trying to strangulate Pakistan’s water resources. 

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India Needs a Deradicalisation Strategy in Kashmir and Beyond – Here’s One

Paper No. 6492             Dated .   11-Sept-2019

By Moorthy S. Muthuswamy

(The views expressed are author's own)

It appears that the BJP-led government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 has garnered broad-based support. Not surprisingly, the Hindu and Buddhist majority regions of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir have welcomed the move. The initial curfew in these regions quickly gave way to normal life.

Nepal: Some Concerns about Oli’s Government:

Paper No. 6491              Dated 10-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Despite an overwhelming majority, Oli’s Government has not been able to perform satisfactorily and the reasons seem to be many but many point out that it is the individual style of working of Oli that creates problems for Oli and for his colleagues who are more interested in strengthening their positions vis a vis the party.

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