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Myanmar: Second Session of Panglong Conference: Mixed Results?

Paper No. 6271                  Dated 22-June-2017
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
The second session of Panglong Conference, officially called 21st Century Panglong Conference began on 24 May and end on 29 May a day later than the original schedule.  Though many critics have said that the conference did not bring the “desired” results- I think one should go by what Suu Kyi at the end of the day said after the conference that peace “is starting to take tangible form for the first time.”

June 26-PM Modi’s Date with President Trump:

Paper No. 6270           Dated 20-June-2017
By Bhaskar Roy.
 
Prime Minister Modi-President Donald Trump summit meeting is finally happening on June 26, in Washington, D.C.  
 

Afghanistan 2017 Offers "No Exit" Options to the United States:

Paper No. 6269     Dated 19-June-2017
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Sensing that the violent paroxysms of the Pakistan Army-Taliban combine in 2017 in disrupting Afghanistan brook no conflict-resolution, the United States this week wisely decided to reinforce US Forces in Afghanistan by another 4,000 troops, possibly, politically signalling a ‘Statement of Intent’ that more troop surges could follow.

Sunni Nato Military Alliance Spells Conflict in the Middle East.

Paper No. 6268    Dated  12th June 2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghaistan subjected to Unholy Machinations of Pakistan-China-Russia Trilateral

Paper No. 6267                                 Dated 06-May-2017

By Dr   Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan seems to have been subjected to an increasing number of suicide bombings/terrorist attacks especially in Kabul ever since the emergence of the unholy Pakistan-China-Russia Trilateral and its more than usual interference in Afghanistan on the pretext of search for stability and peace in that war-ravaged country.

Bangladesh: A Faustian Bargain?

Paper No. 6266                                Dated 01-Jun-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

South Korea in China’s Strategic Calculus Analysed

Paper No. 6265                               Dated 31-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s strategic calculus imperatives dictate that South Korea never achieves reunification with North Korea and hence the futility of any of South Korea’s episodic “Sunshine Policies”.

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