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Pakistan's Failing Economy Arises from Oversized Pak Army's Budget

Paper No. 6441          Dated 13-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan in 2018 has ended up as a ‘Economically Failed State’ chiefly due to massive appropriations by Pakistan Army GHQ in Rawalpindi with no questions dare asked nor accountability called for by Pakistan’s elected/nominated Prime Ministers sitting in Islamabad. Pakistan’s gullible populace is sedated by Pakistan Army hierarchy that this is required to face Pakistan’s threats emanating from both flanks.

Afghanistan:US led 17 years’ War- No end in Sight!

Paper No. 6438                         Dated 11-Oct-2018

By R M Panda

On 7th October 2018, Taliban greeted the 17h year of United States invasion of Afghanistan by attacks that caused 54 deaths of whom 35 were Security Personnel and the rest civilians.

Putin'sVisit to India -October 2018-Comes with a heavy Pakistani Baggage

Paper No. 6434 .       Dated 3-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Russia-India Special Strategic Partnership spanning decades has lost its sheen for India with Russia’s pivot in South Asia towards Pakistan as a piquant response to the growing US-India Strategic Partnership. Thus President Putin arrives in New Delhi on October 04 2018 for the Annual Dialogue with India carrying a heavy Pakistan-baggage.

Pak's Offer to India By Imran Khan's Regime is Determined by International Optics-Compulsions

Paper No. 6433          Dated 1-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contextually in September 2018 Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s peace dialogue offer to India is more determined by compulsions of international optics where Pakistan is globally isolated because of its use of Islamic Jihadi terrorism as State-policy and Pakistan’s dire financial straits arising from funding of terrorist affiliates.

Reconciliation Process in Afghanistan: Will it Work?

Paper No. 6429              Dated 20-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

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.

Indo-Pak Meet under Indus Water Treaty: “Nothing Changes”

Paper No. 6420                     Dated 2-Sept-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The Indus Water Commissioners from India and Pakistan met in Lahore for two days on 29th and 30th of August in Lahore.
 
This meet under the IWT (Indus Water Treaty) was scheduled to meet twice a year, but was abruptly stopped in 2014. It was only revived last March with a meeting in New Delhi followed by the current meet in Lahore. 
 

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