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Ignoring Bangladesh Can Spell Disaster

Paper No. 5882                                   Dated 27-Feb-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The anti-government agitation that was started by the opposition, led by the BNP on January 6 appears to be metamorphosing into a terror campaign. Over one hundred innocent people have died. Terrorists have entered the fray, ably engineered by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Bangladesh, which is the BNP’s main strength on the streets.

South China Sea & Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy Analysed

Paper No. 5881                                   Dated 26-Feb-2015

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Strategically responding to China’s conflict escalation in South China Sea, newly elected President WIdodo announced Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy in November 2014.

Contextually, Indonesia should have responded much earlier for a redefinition of Indonesia’s maritime postures in keeping with China’s enlarging escalation of conflict in the South China Sea against Indonesia’s ASEAN neighbours.

Maldives: Nasheed’s Arrest Illegal and Unjust: Little Hope of a Fair Trial

Paper No. 5880                                   Dated 26-Feb-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 22nd Afternoon, former President Nasheed was arrested from him home by the Police on fresh charges of charges of terrorism. This arrest is a blatant violation of all norms of justice and fair play and the international community have already shown concern and some have even condemned the arrest.

China’s Objections to Visits to Arunachal Pradesh by Indian Leaders Remain Moderate

Paper No. 5879                              Dated 24-Feb-2015

By D. S. Rajan

It cannot be denied that the main purpose of China’s latest protest to India on Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh is to reinforce its border claim, especially at a time when preparations are afoot for the first official visit of the Indian leader to the PRC in May 2015 and a proposal for a new code of conduct on border management is under discussion between the two sides.   

Indian Ocean: China-India-US Jostling for Power; cases of Sri Lanka and Maldives

Paper No. 5878                               Dated 23-Feb-2015

By D. S. Rajan

The strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), providing major sea routes for world commerce, connecting East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, with Europe and Americas is growing day by day.

China’s New Great Game - Pakistan Eager to Sell Out

Paper No. 5877                                 Dated 23-Feb-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

Eager to counter US President Barack Obama attending the Indian Republic Day parade (January 26) as the chief guest, Pakistan jumped the gun announcing that Chinese President Xi Jinping would be the chief guest at Pakistan’s National Day parade on March 23.

Necessity for Justice and Identity Politics

Paper No. 5876                                 Dated 23-Feb-2015

Guest Column by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Perhaps the leaders of the world may wish to look back to the events of a century back that caused the world millions of lives and untold misery of the First World War (Oxford University International History Professor Margaret Macmillan-Rhyme of History).

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