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Myanmar: Army Coup: Despite warnings, Protests Continue in Various forms:

Paper No. 6758                                  Dated 23-Feb-2021
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Two weeks after the Coup, the frustrated Army warned the anti coup protestors that they could face up to 20 years in prison besides fine if they obstruct the Armed Forces.  
 

China’s 2021 Imperatives for Military Climb-down against India in Eastern Ladakh Analysed

Paper No. 6757                               Dated 22-Feb-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China ‘s military climb-down in February 2021 against India in Eastern Ladakh after eight months of intense military confrontation and violent clashes has not been prompted by some ‘Divine Revelation’ or China’s sudden desire for peace but impelled by a complex mix of geopolitical, and military factors.

India and security dynamics of the Quad: Q & A

Paper No. 6756                     Dated 19-Feb-2021

Col R Hariharan

The third ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral alliance members being held now, has evoked a lot of interest. Here are my answers to two questions raised by an international news agency on India’s perceptions on the QUAD, particularly in the context of current downslide in the relations between India and China.

Question 1

Certain news reports have suggested that the US is keen on holding a leadership level discussion within the Quad framework.

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Nepal: Oli Continues with his Antics: Is there a Hidden Agenda?

Paper No. 6755                                Dated 18-Feb-2021
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It looks that Nepal is heading towards a Constitutional crisis. 
 
There are many reasons.
 
1.  The Case against dissolution is going at a very slow pace in the Supreme Court.  Going by the time taken for the arguments in the Court, it is said that the earliest date for closing the case will not be before June 17th.
 
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Surging Inequality and possible Social disharmony- in Asian Context

Paper No. 6754                      Dated 18-Feb-2021

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Karl Schwab of World Economic Forum (February 9th 2021) praised China’s Xi Jinxing’s speech that came at an historic time for the global economy.

Afghanistan 2021 Strategic Paradox for United States President Joe Biden

Paper No. 6753                   Dated 17- Feb-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s contextual geopolitical and security environment is a paradoxical challenge for new US President Hoe Biden which he inherits as a ‘legacy challenge’ from two decades of successive US Presidents sending confused signals of  US intent and resolve on Afghanistan’s security and stable future.

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Myanmar: Wide Spread Civil Disobedience Movement and Arrests:

Paper No 6752                       Dated 16-Feb-2021
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

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