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Chah Bahar Tripartite Agreement Signals New Geopolitical Power-Play

Paper No. 6120                                    Dated 30-May-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Chah Bahar Tripartite Agreement signed in Tehran on May 23 2016 between India, Iran and Afghanistan during PM Modi’s Iran visit signals the dawn of a new power- play though essentially economic initially, but with geopolitical implications.

Why OBOR of China is not at all a good idea for India?

Paper No. 6119                                  Dated 25-May-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

Bhutan: Kuensel’s Year Ender; An Objective Appraisal: Update No. 115

Note No. 763                                                  Dated 15-Apr-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

After every year, Kuensel the semi official newspaper from Bhutan, comes out with a study and analysis of events of the past year in that country.

Though the articles in the “year ender” may seem excessively adulatory, it has over the years earned a reputation of being fairly objective. Where criticism is due, the paper has not spared.

Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi and China: - Options

Paper No. 6085                                  Dated 11-Mar-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

As Myanmar nears a historic political transition, the incoming National League for Democracy (NLD) will have a lot on their plate.  They will face the enormous challenge of steering the country according to their plans. Having struggled for two and a half decades against a hardline military rule, they will have a clearer understanding of challenges in the domestic field. But in foreign policy the NLD lacks experience.

China’s Economic Slowdown& Its Strategic and Military Implications

Paper No. 6062                                   Dated 25-Jan-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s much hyped economic bubble has finally burst with its recent stock-markets crash and now the annual growth rates which were in double digits earlier slipping to just 6-7% leaving in its wake serious strategic and military implications for China’s ‘Giant Leap’ to emerge as a Superpower.

Nepal: Coalition Government Finally Moving Amendments to Constitution: Update No. 323

Note No. 754                                 Dated 26-Nov-2015
 
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
 
The Coalition Government led by K.P. Oli has finally decided to move amendments to constitution.  These relate to two of the three major issues that had led to the present agitation.  These amendments were suggested by the former Sushil Koirala led government but held in abeyance for over a month for reasons best known to them.  
 

Bhutan and its Hydro Power: Update No. 113

Note No. 753                                    Dated 24-Nov-2015
 
By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan
 
Bhutan’s fast flowing rivers, deep gradients, huge gorges and sparse population make the country ideal for harnessing hydro power potential at a very low cost with  minimum displacement of human settlements and related rehabilitation issues.  
 

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