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India-Pakistan Road to Peace Runs through Kabul

Paper No. 6055                                Dated 11-Jan-2016

 Dr Subhash Kapila

Modi- Nawaz meet in Paris: Signs of Return to Table?

Paper No. 6043                                 Dated 03-Dec-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The “unstructured” structured 160 seconds meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Nov.30) on the side lines of the Climate Change Meeting (COP21) in Paris may have kindled some hope in both countries for resumption of dialogue in this tension ridden relationship.

Bangladesh: 1971 War Crimes coming full Circle

Paper No. 6041                                    Dated 27-Nov-2015

by Bhaskar Roy

The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind extremely small.  On November 22, Ali Ahsan Mohammed Mujahid and Saluddin Quader Choudhary, two of the worst perpetrators of atrocities against freedom loving Bengalees, were hanged to death.  After 44 long years the sufferers got some justice.  More importantly, the ghosts of 1971 haunting the nation, are beginning to be exorcised.

The Forthcoming ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference

Paper No. 6035                                   Dated 18-Nov-2015

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Pakistan Army Chief’s Visit to United States November 2015 Analysed

Paper No. 6034                                 Dated 18-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif’s visit to United States from November 16-20, 2015 has raised more questions than meets the eye.  This is because of the contradictory reports in Pakistani media that the Pakistan Army Chief was not on a “US-invited visit” but instigated a “self-invited” visit, hardly a few weeks after the Pakistani Prime Minister had visited Washington to meet President Obama.

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): Responses from China and options for India

Paper No. 6020                                  Dated 12-Oct-2015

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

TPP is a trade agreement with 12 Pacific Rim countries that has been signed on 5 October 2015 in secrecy after 5 years marathon negotiations but still subject to ratification by the member states.

Is Pak Power Centre Losing the Script?

Paper No. 6017                                Dated 6-Oct-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

When Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed in New York for the annual UN General Assembly session, his body language lacked confidence and inspiration.  He carried a restricted brief from the GHQ in Rawalpindi – just raise the Kashmir issue and internationalise it.  A limited brief, indeed.

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