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Pakistan’s Objectives conflict with Peace efforts in Afghanistan

Paper No. 6726                                               Dated 6-Jan-2021

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra,

While Pakistan kept affirming its commitment to the ongoing exercise of Afghan peace talks, its proclivity towards meddling in the internal affairs of another neighboring sovereign country with an inevitable desire to shape political dynamics there, contradicts its obligations and questions its dedication towards the peace process.

China’s Six Decades of Unremitting Offensive Military Adventurism Calls for Indian Foreign Policy Reset

Paper No 6725                                   Dated 5-Jan-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China defying global geopolitical dynamics heavily weighted against China and in favour of India has been engaged since May 2020 in unprovoked military escalation and armed clashes in Eastern Ladakh. Chinese triumphal arrogance against India calls for an urgent reset of India’s China-policy.

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Afghan Peace Process and Plausible Strategies under Biden Administration:

   Paper No. 6724                             Dated 4-Jan-2021

By Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra,

Initial steps towards the peace process in Afghanistan were taken in mid-2018 with senior American officials secretly traveling to Doha to open talks with the Taliban. This breakthrough was geared up with the appointment of Zalmay Khalilzad as the US State Department’s special representative for Afghan reconciliation in September 2018. However, each round of talks, though starting out with some optimism, fizzled out, followed by enhanced insurgency and violence.

Postal Ballot for Non Resident Indians: Need for Introspection

Paper no. 6723            Dated 4-Jan-2021

By M.R. Sivaraman and V. Suryanarayan

Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement: Challenges for India

Paper No. 6722                   Dated 1-Jan-2021

By Vandana Mishra

Myanmar: How to deal with a Bully like China?

Paper No. 6721                       Dated 1-Jan-2021
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Not so long ago, Irrawady in its editorial of 11th August, expressed its fears about China as follows.  It said that at that time, that  the Chinese weapons and economic influence are both spreading in Myanmar and the day may not be far off when China’s shadow will become so big that it will completely engulf Myanmar.
 

Nepal: China on a Rescue Mission:

Paper No. 6720                         Dated 30-Dec-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It looks that China has been taken by surprise on the developments in Nepal which culminated in Prime Minister Oli  convincing the President to immediately dissolve the Parliament giving no chance for an alternate government to be formed. Surprising, that Oli had not tendered his resignation though technically he becomes a Care Taker Head as he is no longer a member of the Parliament.
 
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