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Nepal: Madhesi Groups should not start a new agitation on the Constitutional Amendment- Update No. 346

Note No. 781                                      Dated 17-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 12th of April, Dahal’s government formally withdrew its previous amendment bill and registered a fresh one.  This new bill does meet some of the demands made by the Madhesi groups, though not all.  As expected, the UML, more out of its cussedness has opposed the bill on the ground that the party was not consulted before hand!

Pakistan 2017 comprehensively colonised by China

Paper No. 6245                                      Dated 17-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Reminiscent of British colonisation of India two centuries ago facilitated by some Indian princes connivance two centuries ago, China in 2017 has comprehensively colonised Pakistan with the connivance of Pakistan Army and Pakistani politicians.

Afghanistan: US Drops “Mother of All Bombs” Potentially Changing Kabul’s Regional Role

Paper No. 6244                                   Dated 15-Apr-2017

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

Myanmar by Elections: Has Suu Kyi lost her sheen?

Paper No. 6243                               Dated 13-Apr-2017

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A year after a resounding victory of NLD in the general elections, the recently held by elections have some lessons for Suu Kyi.

China’s Brinkmanship on Dalai Lama’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

Paper No. 6242                               Dated 12-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

China has periodically raised the issue of Arunachal Pradesh as a disputed territory, and linked it to the resolution of India-China border issue.  It has always protested visits by senior leaders to Arunachal Pradesh, especially to Tawang, where the Galden Namgyal monastery is located. 

United States Policy Focus 2017-Middle East or East Asia?

Paper No. 6241                                 Dated 10-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in 2017 seems to be falling into the same trap of the decade of the 2000s wherein US Middle East-predominant policy focus enabled China’s military rise threatening American predominance in East Asia.

Nepal: Trigger happy Police Kill Five protestors in Rajbiraj: Update No. 345

Note No. 780                                     Dated 07-Apr-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In an incident on 7th April at Maleth in Saptari district, the Police opened fire on a group of Madhesis who were protesting against the convening of a rally led by former Prime Minister K.P.Oli and the UML in their programme of “Mechi to Mahakali.”  This rally was supposed to mobilise the public for the coming local elections on May 14 that was being strongly opposed by the Madhesi front.  

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