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Who in China Instigated Doklam Stand – off? And Why?

Paper No. 6306                                 Dated 21-Sept-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

After over two month long military stand-off between the soldiers of India and China on the Doklam Plateau (claimed by Bhutan and also by China), disengaged almost simultaneously, both capitals would have heaved a huge sigh of relief.

Is there a need for an “All India Muslim Board”?

Paper No. 6304                                  Dated 14-Sept-2017

By R. Upadhyay

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), an outfit of fundamentalist Sunni group of Indian Islamists that primarily represents Deobandi sect of Sunni Muslims was formed only to protect Muslim Personal Laws rigidly on the basis of Sharia. Its sole agenda was to push back their community to medieval era. It does not even include Shias and Ahmadias.

Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India September 2017 Geopolitically Significant

Paper No. 6303                                Dated 12-Sept-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to India on September13-14 2017 though officially as part of the Annual Summits between the Prime Ministers of Japan and India emerges as geopolitically significant against the contextual Asian security environment muddied by China itself and its nuclear proxies in East Asia and South Asia.

Why Socialism-South Asian Context

Paper No. 6302                                        Dated 12-Sept-2017

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

From Doklam to Tibet

Paper No. 6299                                  Dated 05-Sept-2017

by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

As the Doklam standoff ended last week, observers were left wondering what the legal circumstances of the situation is, including the international legal status of Tibet. Even the large online Wikipedia encyclopedia added a section titled “Tibetan sovereignty debate” which was last edited on August 27th, 2017.[1]

Pen Picture of Trump’s Foreign Policy

Paper No. 6296                                           Dated 1-Sept-2017
 
By Kazi Anwarul Masud
 
Odd Arne Westadt of Harvard Kennedy School of Government (The Cold War and America’s Delusion of Victory RED CENTURY AUG. 28, 2017) is of the opinion that America’s post-Cold War triumphalism came in two versions-one of Bill Clinton’s emphasis on prosperity while the other was George W Bush’s emphasis on predominance.
 

India and South Asia

Paper No. 6295                                     Dated 28-Aug-2017                            

 By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Why, one may ask, despite common cultural heritage and long bonds of history and added to these factors was Indian humanitarian intervention during  the Bangladesh Liberation War    Indo-Bangladesh relations, notwithstanding public diplomacy by the authorities of the two countries, a portion of the people of Bangladesh do not like  India’s “hegemonic” attitude towards this country.

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