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Waving the National Flag”: Sri Lankan Flag- Aggressive & Violent?

                                                             Paper No. 6498            Dated 24-Sep-2019

By Prof. Charles Sarvan

Indus water Treaty: Now Pakistan Complains of excess discharge of water from India!

Paper No. 6493           Dated  12-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Muammil Hussain Chairman of WAPDA of Pakistan, complained about the unexpected release of water into Sutlej that flows into Pakistan from India as part of an attempt to flout the Indus Water Treaty!

In accusing India, he went beyond his brief and accused India of trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, strangulate economically and now trying to strangulate Pakistan’s water resources. 

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Pakistan: The Indus Water Treaty and the Hydro Politics

Paper No. 6578               Dated 3-Aug-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute sponsored a round table Conference on 17th July on the subject of “Managing Hyphenated Climate and Water Challenge- A case study of Pakistan under the National Dialogue Series. 

The National Dialogue Series was initiated by the IPRI to facilitate cooperative solutions to major socio-economic issues and help in the formulation of broad contours of a national narrative.

Bhutan: The sad case of Punatsangchhu project 1- Lessons to be learnt

Paper no. 6577 .             Dated 31-July-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, of DPT and leader of opposition raised the issue of Punatsangchhu I in  Bhutan Parliament and suggested that in view of geological problems, mounting debt and expenditure it would be better to hold the project at the current stage. He added more out of courtesy  that no one can be blamed for ‘geological surprises’.  He said that the project due to be completed by 2016 may get extended even to 2024-2025.

Bhutan: Potential Impact of an Earthquake:

Paper No. 6571                     Dated 22-July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Is Bhutan ready for a major earthquake of a magnitude of over 7 in the Richter Scale as it happened in Nepal in 2015?

This is the basis of a study made by a group of Researchers in Bhutan and they have come out with a report titled “Reliance Strategies and Perceptions of the Potential Impacts of Earthquake to Bhutan. 

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Next Dalai Lama: Must be Chosen within China: India Warned Not to Interfere:

Paper No. 6570            Dated 20-July-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Wang Neng Sheng, Director General of the Government of Tibet Autonomous Region told a group of Indian journalists on 14th July that successor to the 14th Dalai Lama has to be decided within China and “any interference by India on the issue will impact bilateral ties”. 

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Book Review: The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich: Penguin Classics, 2017-

Paper No. 6568 .  Dated 19-July-2019

By Prof. Charles Ponnuthurai  Sarvan:

Alexievich, born 1948, is an internationally recognised writer; winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015.   She’s an ‘oral historian’, one who records the verbal testimony of those who participated in or were directly affected by historical events.

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