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Pakistan-China headed for Massive Shift due to Geopolitical Compulsions

Paper No   6459 .                 Dated 10-Nov-2018

onBy Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitical compulsions seem to be bearing down heavily in steering Pakistan- China ‘All Weather Iron Brother Relations’ towards a massive shift in end-2018 whose first indicator has been the less than successful first visit of new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Beijing from November 02-05 2018.

Maldives: Former President Nasheed Gets a tumultuous welcome on his return from Exile:

Paper No. 6457                 Dated 6-Nov-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

Former President Mohamed Nasheed who returned to his country on 1st November received a tumultuous welcome in Male from his party workers and the whole of Male was a “sea of yellow”.

President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was present at the airport to receive him.

Sri Lanka: The Political Crisis: View from Sri Lanka

Paper No. 6454             Dated 2nd Nov. 2018

Guest Column:By V.Sivanendran

Colombo is eerily quiet. There are less people on the streets than usual. Buses are not overcrowded. There are intense conversations in tea boutiques among members of the public. The topic is the same. That is the ongoing current political crisis. People are anxious of the outcome and nervous of the consequences. The average citizen is confused and is in fear of the future.

Sri Lanka: Dismantling of Democracy

 

Paper No. 6453          Dated     2-Nov-2018

By Prof.V. Suryanarayan

Sri Lanka: President Sirisena Joining hands with the Man he ousted

Paper No. 6452                         Dated 29-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan
 

Afghanistan: Wolesi Jirga 2018 Elections- High Turnout showed People’s faith in Democracy:

Paper No. 6450                   Dated 23-Oct-2018

R M Panda

Maldives: Yameen Steps Down (Finally?)

Paper No. 6448            Dated 20-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan
On 23rd September, President Yameen lost the Presidential elections by an overwhelming margin to the opposition candidate Ibu Solih.  After conceding defeat publicly, Yameen met the opposition candidate and indeed congratulated him.
 
But within a week the wily President urged his followers to protest against the election results.
 

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