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Sino- Myanmar Pauk-Phaw Relationship under Strain?

Paper No. 6674                        Dated 2-Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks that of late, the much talked about Pauk-Phaw  relationship between Myanmar and China is under strain.  This Pauk-Phaw that means fraternal relationship was hailed as the centre piece of the relationship by no one less than Xi Jinping during his visit to Myanmar recently  in January this year. 
 

Can India be the Leader of South Asia?

Paper No. 6673                      Dated 31-Aug-2020
By Kazi Anwarul Masud (Former Secretary & Ambassador of Bangladesh.)
 
Several trends of thought are circulating in India today, prominent
among those are, whether India should be the leader of South Asia or
look inwards towards more development –both economically, culturally,
and militarily to face the growing threat of Chinese soft and hard

Nepal: Intra Party Feud in NCP Intensifies

Paper No. 6672                      Dated 28-Aug-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasdekharan
 
“He never listens to anyone, never sticks to his words, never follows Party Procedure, never remains under anyone and never controls his speech.”  
 
One would think that this describes President Trump.  But No.  It refers to certain inborn characteristics of Prime Minister Oli as described by one Analyst in Nepalese Media- Shyam Shrestha.
 
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Indo-Vietnam Bilateral Cooperation- Strategic Dimensions

Paper No. 6671                        Dated 28-Aug-2020

By Vandana Mishra

Ever since India transformed its Look East Policy to Act East Policy (AEP), it is seen to be endeavouring to enhance its engagement with ASEAN members in particular and countries of the East and Far East in General, both at bilateral and multilateral levels. Accordingly, in pursuit of its AEP, India has advanced its bilateral engagement with Vietnam consistently in spite of several bottlenecks and ongoing tussle in the South China Sea (SCS).

Another Book Review: An Absorbing Account of Indian Involvement in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6670                     Dated 23-Aug-2020
By M. R. Sivaraman, IAS (Retd.)
 
(V. Suryanarayan and Ashik Bonofer, Haksar on India’s Sri Lanka Policy (Bookventure,, Chennai, 2020) (F 2, Surya Castle, 30, West Road, West C I T Road, Chennai600 035), pages 96. {Price Rs.200/-$ 4.99)
 
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Maldives: Countering Chinese Challenges in Indian Ocean

Paper No 6669                Dated 22-Aug-2020

By Vandana Mishra

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Mortgages Nation’s Future to China:

Paper No. 6668                        Dated 21-Aug-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan PM Imran Khan in a riposte to Saudi Arabia’s hardened stand snub against Pakistan consequent to Pakistan Foreign Minister’s threats to the Head of OIC on Kashmir issue has post-haste despatched Foreign Minister Qureshi to China along with a public assertion that Pakistan’s future lies with China and that China too needs Pakistan.

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