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Global Power Play Churn and India’s Policy Options-2019.

Paper No. 6552             Dated  19-June-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy discourse and strategic analyses have this propensity to lapse into preferences for soft options like ‘Non-Alignment 2.0’ or “Strategic Autonomy’ whenever the geopolitical power play churning becomes challenging as visible in 2019. Both these strategic philosophies are redundant when India has yet to add military muscle to its national aspirational ambitions.

Nepal: “ A Summer of Protests”- Does PM Oli care?

Paper No. 6551                Dated 15-June-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

This summer, Nepal is seen to be witnessing protests on various issues all of the Government’s own making.

 The first was the Media Council Bill which is still attracting a large number of protests. There has been no attempt by the government to explain the Government’s stand! (We have a paper on this)

Sri Lanka’s Sinhala-Tamil Divide: A Fatal Tamil Unawareness:

Paper No. 6550                 Dated 11-June-2019

Guest Column:  By Charles Sarvan;

 I isolate the following two from an email message I received recently:

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China and Russia Fret at US Global Dominance in 2019- An Analysis.

Paper No. 6549                        dated  11-June-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China and Russia stand rattled and fret on their inability to dent United States global predominance in 2019  as reflected in my earlier writings, the United States short of war, has “aggressively unleashed its new economic arsenal to assert its power” as the latest issue of The Economist so puts it.

Nepal: Dahal in a hurry to Get PM’s Post:

Paper No. 6548                Dated 6-June-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 16th May  2018, K.P.Oli head of the UML and P.K.Dahal head of the Maoists entered into an agreement to merge the two parties into one- to be called the Nepal Communist Party. 

Of the five points in the agreement, the fourth point was that the chairs of the two groups will lead the Government on the basis of equality for an equal period.

China Fighting a Losing Battle against US in Indo Pacific Region-2019

Paper No. 6547                 Dated 4-June-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptional battles which today constitute the main ingredient of foreign policies of major Nations indicates that China is losing out to United States in the Indo Pacific Region in 2019 going by the ‘lonesome’ statement of intent asserted by China in response to assertion of forceful intent on upholding Indo Pacific security by United States at the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue commencing May 31 2019.

Myanmar: Civiliazing the Military Nation- When?

Paper No. 6546                 Dated 1-June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Kyaw Zwa Moe, the English Editor of Irrawaddy has written a piece starting with this title “Civilinising this Militarised Nation” and comes to the conclusion that it may take another three decades. He has reasons to be very pessimistic as the developments in Myanmar do not give us any hope of the Army- the Tatmadaw giving up it iron grip over the country.

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