Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Thu, 12/29/2016 - 05:48
Paper No. 6208 Dated 29-Dec-2016
by Dr Subhash Kapila
The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika having emerged on the South Asian geopolitical scene now with undisguised contours and political signalling emerges as India’s foremost foreign policy challenge in 2017.
The China-Pakistan Axis has been in existence from 1963 onwards but the addition of Russia to the China-Pakistan Axis leading to its emergence as the China-Pakistan-Russia Troika is a phenomenon of recent vintage.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 15:36
Paper No. 6207 Dated 26-Dec-2016
By Vappala Balachandran
On December 23 US President Elect Donald Trump “stunned” nuclear weapons experts by telling Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe programme” that he was encouraging a nuclear arms race. This interview had followed his December 22nd tweet: “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 10:59
Paper No. 6206 Dated 20-Dec-2016
By Bhaskar Roy
Depression can be treated. But self-inflicted deception which hurts neighbours can be controlled to an extent if the patient is locked up in a padded cell. This self-deception is like a jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing, frustrating everyone including even Pakistan itself.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 15:51
Paper No. 6205 Dated 19-Dec-2016
By Dr Subhash Kapila
Fluidity in global geopolitical dynamics on verge of 2017 centring on USA, Russia and China with consequent impact on Indian foreign policy is already evident with the initial posturing of US President-elect Trump.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:45
Paper No. 6204 Dated 13-Dec-2016
By Dr Subhash Kapila
Chah Bahar Port in Eastern Iran and Gwadar in Western Pakistan, both on the North Arabian Sea littoral have emerged as the latest chess-pieces in the maritime Great Power Game unfolding between India and China in the Indian Ocean.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:20
Note No. 776 Dated 12-Dec-2016
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
After much dilly dallying and hesitation, the main Madhesi group SLMM- Samyukta Loktantric Madhesi Morcha agreed to accept the new amendments to the constitution which in their view addresses three of their concerns-namely citizenship, representation in the Upper house and on the working language in the provinces.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:25
Note No. 775 Dated 06-Dec-2016
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
It is eight years since democracy was introduced in Bhutan. It has already had two elections at the national level, with one resulting in a change of government and two elections to the National Council. Elections were peaceful and orderly.