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China: Muted 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution

Paper No. 6118                               Dated 23-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

May 16, 2016 marked the 50th year of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution (GPCR) launched by the founding father of communist China Mao Zedong.  In this hey days Mao was known as the Great Helmsman

Xi Jinping: “Cabals and Cliques” – in the Communist Party of China (CPC)

Paper No. 6110                                  Dated 06-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy                    

In a scathing speech to a plenary session of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) in January this year, China’s President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee warned of “cabals and cliques” in the communist party, and the party’s fight against corruption, saying “it is not a ‘House of Cards’ power struggle” (Xinhua May 3, 2016).

China: Is Xi Jinping losing his hold on Power?

Paper No. 6104                                  Dated 21-Apr-2016

By D. S. Rajan

Bhutan: Consolidating its democratic credentials: Update No. 110

Note No. 738                dated 17-June-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
One may wonder why Bhutan is moving forward and consolidating its democratic credentials, while  Maldives which introduced a democratic constitution at the same time is failing and in fact sliding backwards towards a full scale dictatorship?
 

China’s Great Leadership Transition

Paper No. 5262                                                Dated 25-Oct-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

In India People Love to Despise Police

Paper No. 5259                              Dated 25-Oct-2012

By A.K.Verma

Ever wondered what lies at the roots of this oxymoron? The seeds of the mystery are buried in the deep history of the British Raj, so deep that the modern narrative on the subject hardly ever brings it under scrutiny.

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