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Myanmar- Peace Process in Ruins- Who is Responsible?

Paper No. 6380                         Dated 23-May-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 

Nepal: The New Communist Party of Nepal: Update No 365

Note No. 801                           Dated 22-May-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
On 17th of May, the Chiefs of UML and Maoists Centre, Nepal announced the merger of their two parties and the formation of a new party- called Communist Party of Nepal. The day also marked the 25th anniversary of late Madan Bhandari of UML who died in a car accident though many still believe that he died under suspicious circumstances.
 

Middle East 2018 Witnesses Russia outmaneuvering US.

Paper No. 6379                          Dated 21-May-2018
By Dr Subhash Kapila
The Middle East historically has been geopolitically turbulent but the United States stayed predominant. In 2018, Middle East sands have shifted wherein perceptionaly Russia seems to
have geopolitically outmanoeuvred the United States in terms of predominance.
 

Sri Lanka: Book Review. The Last Years of LTTE De Facto State

Paper No. 6378               Dated 18-May-2018
By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan;  
Book:  A Fleeting Moment in My Country- The Last Years of LTTE defacto State By Dr. N. Malathy
 
Complexity, contradiction and the Tamil Tigers  .EPIGRAPH: “The pity of war, the pity war distilled …”   Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918. (Killed in battle, aged twenty-five, just one week before World War 1 was ended.)
 

Book Review: Indian intervention in Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict and its impact

Paper No. 6377                                  Dated 14-May-2018

By Col R Hariharan

 [*“Oor Enapprachinaiyum Oor Oppanthamum” (An Ethnic Conflict and An Accord) by T Ramakrishnan 2017. Published by Kalaignaan Pathippagam, Chennai-600017, Rs 180]

Indian Foreign Policy 2018 Reclaiming the Neighbourhood

Paper No. 6376                                   Dated 14-May-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian PM Narendra Modi in 2018 has wisely switched once again the focus of Indian foreign policy on reclaiming India’s neighbourhood which stood lost and was inherited in mid-2014 as a legacy inherited problem.

Sri Lanka: Book Review by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6375                              Dated 07-May-2018

By Charles Sarvan

K. M de Silva, The Island Story: A Short History of Sri Lanka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2017: “Sri Lanka in the first few centuries after the early settlement was a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society: a conception which emphasises harmony and a spirit of live and let live (K. M. de Silva, op. cit., page 13”)

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