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Afghanistan Geo Political Situation End 2018- Revisted

Paper No. 6428             Dated 19-Sept-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitically, Afghanistan in end-2018 can best be characterised that it has certainly not turned out as United States second not so victorious Vietnam War despite Pakistan’s effort in collusion with China to forge a China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral to adversely tilt the balance against the United States. United States continues to be firmly embedded in Afghanistan as resolved by US President Trump.

Nepal: Federalism Only in Name?

Paper No. 6427 .  Dated 18-Sept-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

This month two issues among many dominated the political discourse in Nepal.  The first one was the abrupt postponement of Inter State Council Meeting of the Chief Ministers that was being eagerly awaited by the Provincial Leaders.  Second was an equally abrupt withdrawal of Nepal from the first ever military exercise of BIMSTEC countries initiated by India  way back in June.

Myanmar Under Siege: Give Suu Kyi some Respite!

Paper No. 6426 .    Dated 16-Sept-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Myanmar Government appears to be coming under a siege mainly by the international organizations and some western countries. If their idea is to throw Myanmar back into the arms of the Chinese, they are perhaps already succeeding.  Even if the Government and the people want to get out of the stranglehold of China, the mission of these agencies is to ensure that it does not happen.

Indian Armed Forces Imperatives towards a credible Miliary Posture

Paper No. 6425               Dated 13-Sept-2018

Farcical Elections in Maldives with a Tyrant in-charge!-Part II

Paper No. 6424 .  Dated 13-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

Several countries including the United States, India and the European Union (EU) have raised  serious doubts over the fairness of the Maldives presidential elections to be held on 23rd September.

Nepal: PM Oli Continues to Disappoint:

Paper No. 6423                   Dated 7-Sept-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

China's Maritime Silk Road- Strategically impacts Indo-Pacifc Security

Paper No. 6422      Dated 6-Sept-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s Maritime Silk Road projects underway in the last two years emerges as a direct strategic and military challenge to the Indo Pacific Security Template adopted by the United States, India and Japan as it aims to establish a China-dominated maritime grid spanning the maritime global commons of the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean region.

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