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China and Russia Fret at US Global Dominance in 2019- An Analysis.

Paper No. 6549                        dated  11-June-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China and Russia stand rattled and fret on their inability to dent United States global predominance in 2019  as reflected in my earlier writings, the United States short of war, has “aggressively unleashed its new economic arsenal to assert its power” as the latest issue of The Economist so puts it.

Nepal: Dahal in a hurry to Get PM’s Post:

Paper No. 6548                Dated 6-June-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 16th May  2018, K.P.Oli head of the UML and P.K.Dahal head of the Maoists entered into an agreement to merge the two parties into one- to be called the Nepal Communist Party. 

Of the five points in the agreement, the fourth point was that the chairs of the two groups will lead the Government on the basis of equality for an equal period.

China Fighting a Losing Battle against US in Indo Pacific Region-2019

Paper No. 6547                 Dated 4-June-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptional battles which today constitute the main ingredient of foreign policies of major Nations indicates that China is losing out to United States in the Indo Pacific Region in 2019 going by the ‘lonesome’ statement of intent asserted by China in response to assertion of forceful intent on upholding Indo Pacific security by United States at the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue commencing May 31 2019.

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.

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