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Sri Lankan Refugees- Another Memorable Judgement

Paper No. 6542                  Dated 19-Feb-2020

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

Bhutan: Recent Developments-National Day, Economic downturn and DNT’s falling popularity:

Paper No. 6541                Dated 15-Feb-2020

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Though the Government led by DNT and its leader and Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering have done fairly well, yet its popularity is having a steep decline in terms of membership! Normally membership in a Ruling Party increases many fold when it is in power, but in Bhutan it appears to just the opposite.  The Ruling Party is yet to give a proper reason for the decline!

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US President Trump’s India Visit-Geopolitically Significant:

Paper No. 6541 .                Dated 14-Feb-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila    

US President Trump’s first visit to India on February 25, 2020 is highly significant geopolitically when churning global politics presents unpredictable power templates and challenging strategic uncertainties to both the United States and India too, mainly generated by China not emerging as a responsible stakeholder in Indo Pacific security.

Nepal:The Controversial Appointment of Speaker Sapkota:

Paper No. 6540            Dated 12-Feb-2020

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It came as no surprise when both Oli and Dahal between themselves decided to nominate Agni Prasad Sapkota, a person who is facing murder charges in the Supreme Court as the next Speaker to the National Assembly.  The other day Dahal himself openly admitted that he was responsible for the death of over 5000 persons and in any other country after this, he would have been stripped of all his posts!

Myanmar: Current Developments and President Xi’s Visit: China Gains

Paper No. 6539                   Dated 12-Feb-2020

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

President Xi JinPing made a two-day visit to Myanmar on 17th and 18th of January.  Though the visit was declared as one to mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries, the real reason for the visit appears to be to regain the momentum of the Chinese dominance in Myanmar which had shown some strains recently.

Sri Lanka: Resolve Sri Lankan Refugee Dilemma

Paper No. 6538              Dated 11-Feb-2020

By Prof. Surynarayan

Pakistan and China's Hybrid Warfare against India:

Paper No. 6537              Dated  4-Feb-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and China in continuation of their relentless adversarial and conflictual military postures against India for decades now appear to have switched over in years preceding 2020 to strategies of hybrid warfare against India having failed to arrest India’s noticeable geopolitical and military rise with the advent of Indian PM Narendra Modi in 2014.

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