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Why Absence of India from APEC Dismays China

Paper No. 5833                                   Dated 28-Nov-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The November 2014 APEC summit in Beijing should make the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China (CPC), proud. It is not only the summit, but discussions with foreign leaders on the sidelines of the summit that must be read together.

Establishment of NDB and AIIB: Shifting Economic Base from West to East

Paper No. 5824                                           Dated 20-Nov-2014

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

The recently established New Development Bank (NDB) by BRICS member countries and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) by 21-member Asian countries with their headquarters in China herald a shift in economic power from the West to the East. It is speculated that these two monetary institutions would dwarf the size of West-supported World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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, pledged to their service and their betterment. I am here because you willed it so and I remain here so long as you choose to honour me with your confidence”.

Modi's Visit to Nepal: An opportunity lost by Nepal

Paper No. 5767          Dated 15-Aug-2014

By: Hari Bansh Jha

As per the media report, India was prepared to announce a huge economic assistance package for Nepal during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal. Nepal also reciprocated and expressed desire to receive Indian assistance, particularly in such development projects as hydropower, Kathmandu-Terai fast-track road, Hulaqi Sadak (postal highway), Mahakali bridge and a cricket academy.

India, China and Sri Lanka: the uneasy triangle

Paper No. 5759                                         Dated 04-Aug-2014

by Col. R. Hariharan

China’s President Xi Jinping has accepted a long-standing invitation from President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Sri Lanka sometime this year. The first-ever visit by a Chinese President to Sri Lanka will no doubt be hailed alas a crowning achievement for President Rajapaksa’s foreign policy which had been under siege for some time now. 

Bhutan: One Year After the Elections: Update No. 106

Note No. 723                Dated 1-Aug-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The Elections to the National Assembly took place on July 13, 2013 and it is now more than eleven months since Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay took office in Bhutan.

China Centric Orgns BRICS & SCO: How Advantageous to India?

Paper No. 5755        Dated 30-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

BRICS and SCO are basically China-Centric multilateral organisations. They perceptionaly stand designed to counter United States and Western domination of the global geopolitical space and of global financial institutions.

India is one of the founder member states of BRICS which now six years old comprises Brazil, Russia, India and China originally, and with South Africa as a recent entry.

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