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View from Sri Lanka: Jaitley-Modi populist budget promises reforms later

Paper No. 5745                                     Dated 21-Jul-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

The budget is a harbinger of state-led capitalism with Indian characteristics.

How India-China Relations Could Evolve:

Paper No. 5743                                              Dated 12-Jul-2014
By Bhaskar Roy
 
The Chinese were quietly watching each step of Mr. Narendra Modi even before he became Prime Minister of India. Mr. Modi had visited China at least three times as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was particularly impressed by China’s infrastructure and the railway system, especially the “bullet train” which runs at a speed of 300 to 350 kms per hour.
 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Visit to Bhutan: View from Nepal

Paper No. 5737                                    Dated 30-Jun-2014

By Prof. Hari Bhans Jha

Indian Prime Minister Narendra recently concluded his first foreign visit to Bhutan. During this visit, India focused on "B2B" or "Bharat to Bhutan" diplomacy, which is important not for Bhutan alone, but for all of India's neighbours.

Bhutan: An update on Recent Developments: Update no. 105

Note No. 718                                       Dated 4-Jun-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Piketty, Maito and Marx

Paper No. 5716                                         Dated 04-Jun-2014

Guest Column by Kumar David

Thomas Piketty has done a splendid job validating one of Marx’s key expectations that relatively the rich will get richer and the poor poorer. However, after saying ‘thank you very much’ many Marxists are savaging him. Maybe they feel reinvigorated these post-2008 days and show little mercy to deviants.

China: On Li Keqiang’s Government Work Report 2014

Paper No. 5662                                    Dated 10-Mar-2014

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

Premier Li’s government work report at Wednesday’s opening session of China’s annual session of the National People’s Congress comes three days after the Kunming railway station carnage allegedly carried out by the militants from the restive region of Xinjiang.

China’s Advent on Global Superpower Scene - An Applied Perspective of Power Transition Theory

Paper No. 5593                                        Dated 06-Nov-2013

Guest Column by Dr Sheo Nandan Pandey & Prof. Hem Kusum

Introduction

China’s immanent rise as global superpower in the debate is broadly anchored on A.F.K Organski’s power transition theory in general and George Modelski’s Long Cycle theory within the over all ambit of constructs of realism and/ or structural realism in international relations (IR).

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