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Pakistan’s New Army Chief General Bajwa & India’s Futile Speculation

Paper No. 6200                               Dated 28-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s announcement of new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on November 24 2016 set in motion a torrent of futile Indian media speculation on positive implications for India in terms of his attitudinal postures.

Nepal: “Action Paralysis” Continues: Update No. 340

Note No.  774                                  Dated 23-Nov-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Everything appears to be in a “stand still” position in Nepal.  No consensus could be reached on the promised constitutional amendments and the Terain-Janajathi outfit- the Federal Alliance has given an ultimatum to renew the stir in fifteen days if nothing is done.  Nothing is likely to be done either and we can expect more ultimatums to follow.

Asian Security’s Complex Strategic Quadrilateral

Paper No. 6199                                 Dated 23-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asian security in 2016 stands dominated by the geopolitical dynamics that are at play in the complex ‘Strategic Quadrilateral’ comprising the United States, China, Japan and India.

US President elect Trump and the Global Effect

Paper No. 6198                                  Dated 22-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Despite pundits and punters, Donald J. Trump defeated his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to the American Presidency on Electoral College votes.  He is set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on 20th January 2016.  If the election for the President and Vice President was through direct votes Clinton would have won.  Leave these aside.

Greater Balochistan; A Quiet Frontier set to Explode

Paper No. 6197                                  Dated 15-Nov-2016

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

As infrastructure projects in Greater Balochistan come to be, governments across South and Central Asia should prepare for what will most likely turn into the region’s next hotbed of violence. Baloch across the region must be included in regional governments’ decision making processes or investors should prepare for the rural ethnic Baloch to thrust their projects into the dustbins of history.

Japan-India Special Strategic Partnership and China

Paper No. 6196                                 Dated 13-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan –India Special Strategic Partnership which stood further concretised with Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan in mid-November 2016 has been a pointed eyesore for China going by the statements that emanated from China both prior and after the visit.

US-India Strategic Partnership and incoming President Trump

Paper No. 6195                                  Dated 11-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 2017 ushers in a new era and a challenging one for the US-India Strategic Partnership and the personal diplomatic qualities of PM Narendra Modi.

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