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China-India Informal Summit-Wuhan 2.0 October 2019 in India is a non-event.

Paper No. 6503                   Dated 5-Oct-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping-Indian PM Modi meet scheduled outside Chennai, India on October 10-13 2019 as a follow-up to Wuhan Informal Summit in China is headed to be a ‘Non-Event’ rich in optics but low in substance as China’s recent geopolitical stances on issues of concern to India have been adversarial.

Nepal and the Indo-Pacific Strategy:

Paper No. 6495 .                 Dated 16-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Bhutan:Sunkosh Mega Project- Problems Involved:

Paper no. 6489              Dated 8- Sept-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

In the world today, the controversy between big dams versus small dams, between economic development and environmental protection has not been solved as yet.  Bhutan is no exception with its ambitious 2560 mega reservoir project on the Sun kosh River and its Government sees the project as one of financial and political benefit to the country.

Myanmar- Recent Developments

Paper No. 6488                  Dated  7-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Bhutan: Comprehensive National Development Plan 2030-Launched.

Paper No. 6576                       Dated 31- July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 27th June, little noticed but having the potential to have a long-term impact was the launching of a vision document for the next 20 to 30 years for sustainable development and a self-sufficient economy for Bhutan.

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The UN International Water Courses Convention 2014:

Paper No. 6563                   Dated 13-July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

In the July 10 Issue of Foreign Policy in focus, Conn Hallinan has made a strong case that the World needs a Water treaty and has suggested that the International Water Courses Convention that came into effect on August 2014 following the endorsement of the treaty by Vietnam should be a good starting point in any dispute/conflict/cooperation among the member countries.

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Pakistan’s 2020 Perspectives Dismally suggest “Failed State” Syndrome:

Paper No. 6558                 Dated  2-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan figured repetitively in the last two decades as a ‘Failed State’ mired in economic bankruptcy and dysfunctional political governance but was repeatedly bailed out committedly earlier by United States and now China with more economic colonisation impulses than commitment. On the verge of 2020, Pakistan once again is tottering on economic bankruptcy and likelihood of intensification of political turbulence.

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