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Pakistan: Water Crisis and the Indus Water Treaty

Paper No. 6226                                  Dated 24-Feb-2017

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It is well known that Pakistan is one of the most “water stressed” countries of the world.  Currently its per capita annual water capability is 1017 cubic metres- that is perilously close to a threshold of 1000 cubic metres.  Back in 2009, it was 1500 cubic metres.

Pakistan’s Terror Machinery under International Pressure – China Lone Saviour

Paper No. 6222                                Dated 14-Feb-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Afghanistan: Sanctions on Hekmatyar Lifted; Eyes on Russia

Paper No. 6220                                  Dated 08-Feb-2017

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

On 4 February, the UN Security Council (UNSC) agreed to remove Hezb-e-Islami-e-Gulbuddin (HIG) power-broker and former Afghan Prime Minister, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, from its international sanctions list. Having negotiated a truce with HIG and settled on the peaceful terms of Hekmatyar’s reintegration into Afghan civil society, the government of President Ashraf Ghani is sure to welcome the news.

Afghanistan cannot be abandoned to China-Pakistan-Russia Troika in 2017

Paper No. 6214                                 Dated 17-Jan-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan seemed to have disappeared from the United States radar in the months to the run-up to US Presidential Elections resulting in a void which the China-Pakistan-Russia Troika has exploited to US disadvantage.

Why India – Vietnam Military Relation Disturbs China

Paper No. 6213                                Dated 16-Jan-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

The Chinese official newspaper, the Global Times (January 11) in an article entitled “Indian arms same to Hanoi disturbing if aimed at China”, warned New Delhi that India must desist from doing to China what China does to India. 

Afghan Calls to Lift UN Sanctions: A Welcome to Pakistan and Warning to the World

Paper No. 6209                               Dated 30-Dec-2016

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

Earlier this month, the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani made requests of the UN Security Council (UNSC) that Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and his political affiliate, Hezb-e-Islami-ye-Gulbuddin (HIG), be removed of international sanctions.

India’s Foremost 2017 Foreign Policy Challenge: China-Pakistan-Russia Troika

Paper No. 6208                                Dated 29-Dec-2016

by Dr Subhash Kapila

The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika having emerged on the South Asian geopolitical scene now with undisguised contours and political signalling emerges as India’s foremost foreign policy challenge in 2017.

The China-Pakistan Axis has been in existence from 1963 onwards but the addition of Russia to the China-Pakistan Axis leading to its emergence as the China-Pakistan-Russia Troika is a phenomenon of recent vintage.

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