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Bangladesh- Gearing up for City Corporation Elections:

Paper No. 6368                                 Dated 20-April-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Ever since the Election Commission of Bangladesh announced local Corporation Polls in Khulna and Gazipur cities for 15 May, the political parties have now earnestly begun to prepare for the elections.
 

Pakistan’s Western Frontiers Restive: The Pakhtun Awakening

Paper No. 6367                                 Dated 18-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s Western Frontiers comprising Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunwa Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), have been restive for decades but recent Pakhtuns widespread protests in Islamabad and in rest of Pakistan has been described by Pakistani columnists as “The Awakening” and the “Pakhtuns Spring”.

Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy:

Paper No. 6366                                Dated 17-Apr-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
With the Cease fire process as well as the desired progress in Constitutional reforms going no where, it is but natural, that the Government of Suu Kyi is trying rearrange the priorities and focus more on the economy.
 

United States-Russia Military Confrontation 2018 & its Implications for Indian Foreign Policy

Paper No. 6365                                    Dated 16-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States and Russia are in a state of edgy military confrontation which has all the potential of a flare-up and military showdown. Inherent in this are serious implications for India and its foreign policy would be severely tested.

Nepal: PM Oli’s India Visit: Pressing the Reset Button on Indo-Nepal Relations: Update No. 364:

Note No. 800   Dated 13-April-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
PM Oli’s visit to India appears to have been a great success and a rapproachment in relations between the two countries has come not a day earlier.  The Press on both sides have positively reported on the outcome of the three-day visit of Prime Minister Oli.
 

Identity and the ‘Other’- The Case of Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6364                                         Dated 09-Apr-2018

By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan

Afghanistan’s Comparative Perceptions of Pakistan and India

Paper No. 6363                                   Dated 09-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan was posed with mighty challenges on the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 wherein Pakistan despite its Islamic commonality with Afghanistan became interposed as a “Hostile Neighbour” between Afghanistan and India which for centuries had civilizational and friendly ties.

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