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Russia is No Longer a Strategic Asset for India’s Foreign Policy—Contemporary Trends 2020

Paper No. 6719                              Dated 29-Dec-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly, in 2020, analysing by contemporary trends of Russia positioned in a virtual military alliance with China, it loses its worth to Indian foreign policy as a ‘Strategic Asset’. Russia ceases to be even an existential counterweight for India against China’s contemporary military adventurism.

India: Dual Citizenship: Dangerous Implications

Paper No. 6718                       Dated 24-Dec-2020

By Prof. V. Suryanarayan*

Nepal: More on the Constitutional Coup by Oli:

Paper No. 6717                                            Dated 24-Dec-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan
 
This may be read  along with my earlier paper on Nepal that discussed the dissolution of the Parliament in Nepal by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.  More details have come to light since then,though there is some confusion on the sequence of events. 
 
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India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy Formulations 2020

Paper No. 6716                         Dated 21-Dec-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India stood firmly embedded as ‘Natural Ally of the West” in 2020 as future historians of India’s foreign policy would record in the years to come assessing from the pattern, trend and intensity of  India’s strategic partnerships exhibited in India’s foreign policy 2014-20 under BJP PM Narendra  Modi.

Myanmar: Post Election Developments:

Paper No. 6715                     Dated 21- Dec-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the post election scenario two distinct strands are seen but surprisingly both appear to be mutually exclusive. A third development that is noticed is that the Army’s relationship with the civilian authorities appears to have worsened after the elections.  
 

Nepal: Parliament Dissolved: Fresh Elections in April/May 2021

Paper No. 6714                  Dated 20-Dec-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The internal dispute within the Ruling Party between Prime Minister Oli and the other top leaders of the Party reached its climax today with the Cabinet convened by PM oli-recommended a dissolution of the Parliament.
 
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Afghanstan: Challenges Before Joe Biden Administration

Paper No. 6713             Dated 19-Dec-2020                  

Guest Column By Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra

 The Incoming Joe Biden's administration will have lesser options in dealing with the Afghan insurgency. It cannot choose to go offensive despite the fact that the peace table has not registered any notable progress thus far and insurgency continues unabated. 

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