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Russian President Offers Blank Cheque to Pakistan: Implications for India

Paper No. 6773                  Dated 14-April-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan media in wake of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov visit to Islamabad last week is exuberantly agog with headlines that Russian President Putin sought it to be conveyed that Russia is ready to offer a ‘Blank Cheque’ of any Russian assistance that Pakistan desires. Should this unnerve India? Not really so if geopolitically analysed.

Is Bangladesh Caught in a Fish’s net Between India and China?

Paper No 6772                Dated  9-April-2021

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Some recent articles have compared Indian Prime Minister’s style of governance as comparable to China. This is concerning to the neighbours who consider India as the largest practicing democracy and Chinese as style as dictatorial. 

Indian Geopolitical Hedging and Geopolitical Balancing 2021 Invalid Policy Options Contextually

Paper No. 6771           dated 7-April-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian PM Modi would be well advised to steer clear of policy advisories suggesting Geopolitical Hedging or Geopolitically Balancing. Contextually in 2021, if PM Modi wishes to propel India on an ascendant power trajectory as a Major Global Power then unfolding geopolitical scenarios rule out such policy options.


Pakistan’s Olive Branch to India March 2021 Perceptionaly under China’s Nudg

Paper No. 6770                        Dated 26-Mar-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s extending an olive branch to India repeated twice since January 2021 by Pakistan Army Chief has analytically not arisen from some divine revelation but seems to be under China’s nudge. China seems to have concluded that emerging geopolitical geometries will impose heavy costs on its Pakistan Army’s strategic patronage.

The Challenges Facing the World:

Paper No. 6769                       Dated 26- Mar-2021

By Kazi Anwarul Masud:

When one reads V. S. Naipaul or more recent ones one is surprised by the irrelevance we feel about the poverty and inequity we see in the Indian Sub-continent. We feel as if we are born to the discomfort and the inequity by dint of birth( privileges  which one gets through  an accident)  that can be ignored and the poor and hungry littered along the car we travel by is a matter of fact

Sri Lanka; Book Review on Tamil Refugees

Paper No. 6768                  Dated 21-Mar-2021

By Kandaswami Subramanian

Book Review -Akatiyin Tuyaram, V. Suryanarayan, Translated into Tamil by Bernard Chandra,  Kalachuvadu Publications Pvt Ltd., Nagercoil 629001, pp.133, Rs.160.

Holy shrine demolition in Pakistan: Beyond ‘Apology and Forgiveness’

Paper No. 6767                                    Dated 16-Mar-2021
By K.M. Seethi  
“If you want to see the brave, look at those who can forgive. If you want to see the heroic, look at those who can love in return for hatred,” says Bhagavad Gita. 


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