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Myanmar: Civiliazing the Military Nation- When?

Paper No. 6546                 Dated 1-June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Kyaw Zwa Moe, the English Editor of Irrawaddy has written a piece starting with this title “Civilinising this Militarised Nation” and comes to the conclusion that it may take another three decades. He has reasons to be very pessimistic as the developments in Myanmar do not give us any hope of the Army- the Tatmadaw giving up it iron grip over the country.

Nepal: Explosions in Kathmandu By Chand Group: Not to be taken Lightly

Paper No. 6545                     Dated 29-May-2019

By Dr. S. Chandraekharan/

On 26th May, a day prior to their declared hartal, a series of blasts by the Chand group in Kathmandu and its environs should be an eye opener to the Oli administration that soft options have not worked despite a sympathetic approach by some of his erstwhile Maoist colleagues. 

Japan Visit by US President Trump May 2019- Vexatious Geopolitical Overhang Analysed.–

Paper No. 6544                    Dated   27-May-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President Trump’s ongoing visit to Japan (May 25-28 2019) takes place when Japan singularly stands out contextually as US bulwark against vexatious geopolitical overhang of challenges posed to US by China, North Korea and South Korea which raises questions whether United States can afford ruffling Japan on trade issues particularly.

China in US ‘s Adversarial Crosshairs in 2019 -Contours visible.

Paper No. 6543             Dated 21-May-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China has decidedly moved up in adversarial crosshairs of the United States in 2019 when the geopolitical, geostrategic and geoeconomics dots are joined on the United States radars both globally and regionally in terms of Indo Pacific Security. United States President Trump seems to be moving towards a more robust strategy of checkmating China, short of containment.

Myanmar: Signatories of NCA Meet: Lofty ideas but with no clout !

Paper No. 6542                   Dated .   16-May-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The ten signatories to the National Cease fire Agreement started a five-day meeting at Chiang Mai from May 14-18 to discuss about the agreement and how to move the peace process forward.

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Nepal: The New Media Council Bill: Much Ado about Nothing

Paper No. 6541 .        Dated .    14-May-3019

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan

The Oli Government has just introduced a new Media Council Bill replacing the old Press Council Act.

India’s Foreign Policy- Post May 23 2019- Three Scenarios:

Paper No. 6540            Dated 13-May-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s geopolitical significance rose to unprecedented heights in global strategic calculus under the assertive foreign policy initiatives and formulations of Prime Minister Modi during period 2014-19 coupled with international recognition of India’s pragmatic economic foreign investor-friendly policies.

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