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DECISION- MAKING IN FOREIGN POLICY

    Note no. 86  

Decision-making in foreign policy involves the analysis and assessment of past and current data, in the light of our past experience and that of others, who had dealt with similar situations, in order to identify the need and available options for action in the future and the likely implications of each of those options for the protection and promotion of our national interests.

MEDIEVAL BARBARISM IN NEW MILLENNIUM

Indian security agencies have in the past handled successfully many hijackings by Sikh terrorist elements, the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front, Myanmarese and Nepali political dissidents, the Japanese Red Army faction and individual eccentrics, but this is the first time they have had to deal with one by an Islamic terrorist group, of apparently Wahabi orientation.

The Foreigner Issue: Historical Analysis

 

THE AFGHAN PLANE HIJACKING

 

The reported hijacking of a plane of Afghanistan's Ariana Airlines, while on a domestic flight from Kabul to Mazar-e-Sharif, is the second major act of terrorism in Taliban-controlled territory.

Y2K OK: KEEPING THE FINGERS CROSSED

Note no. 56  

We had previously circulated the following two papers on the Y2K problem:

* 'The Millennium Incompatibility: Need For Timely Audit & Action": Disseminated on April 14,1997.

SRI LANKA: Chandrika makes a tactical move: Update 67

Note No. 235             08. 08. 2004

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

President Chandrika Kumaratunga resigned from the post of leader of UPFA (United People’s Freedom Alliance) on August 4. The Presidential Secretariat said that the decision was due to pressure of work.

SRI LANKA: What is holding up discussion on ISGA?: Update 69.

   Note no. 241           01. 10. 2004

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

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