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Nepal: Madhesi Politics- In a Mess?

Paper No. 6532                    Dated  11-Jan-2020

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

United States at Strategic Crossroads in the Middle East. 2020

Paper No 6531               Dated 6-Jan-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The overheated Middle East conflictual environment with the US-Iran adversarial confrontation manifested in diverse domains moved a notch higher in January 2020 to ignition point by United States  in what perceptionaly appears to be United States possible ‘War of Choice’ than a ‘War of Necessity’.

Mapping Iran-US Crisis After the Soleimani Incident

Paper No.6530                  Dated 6-Jan-2020

Guest Column: By Dr. Rajesh Krishnamachari

The year has commenced ominously with increased US-Iran tensions triggered by the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani, the long-term head of Iran’s Quds Force. In this note, we address three questions raised by this event:

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Bhutan: Sun Kosh Hydro-Power Project- Mega Project with Mega Problems;

Paper No. 6529                    Dated 5-Jan- 2020

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

There is no doubt that Bhutan is keen to implement the 2560 MWSun Kosh Mega Project as it will be immensely beneficial to Bhutan’s economy.  I had already referred to this project in paper no. 6489 dated 8th September 2019 and the problems involved in the construction of a big storage dam and consequential problems relating to environment, finance et.

Russia- Iran-China- A New Strategic Trilateral in the Making:

Paper No. 6528 .             Dated  29-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Myanmar: Suu Kyi after her return from ICJ: Has it enhanced her position?

Paper No. 6527                Dated 23-Dec-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Suu Kyi returned from the Hague on 14th December.  She was received at the airport by enthusiastic colleagues and the people that included Members of Parliament, Locals, teachers and students.  Significantly, no Senior Army Official was present.

Pakistan Army Grip on Nation’s Political Dynamics Challenged- An Analysis.

Paper No. 6526                      dated 22-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and Pakistan Army stand at unprecedented political crossroads in December 2019 where Pakistan Army’s shock and awe with which Pakistan Army inflicted long spells of Army rule by Army Chiefs usurping political power seems to have waned as evidenced by cumulative political civilian protests and questioning of the Army combined with Judiciary assertion dating back to 2008.

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