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Nepal: Post Election Developments: Update No. 356

Note No. 792                                     Dated  22-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
There has not been much by way of an official response from India to the communist takeover in Nepal.  It looks like a policy of “wait and see” and that  is good.
 

United States National Security Strategy Document 2017 Saliences Analysed in the Indian Context

Paper No. 6330                                Dated 21-Dec-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The US National Security Strategy Document 2017, the first to be issued by President Trump in his first year of office is a significant departure from United States existing accommodative policy formulations on China and Russia; places Indo Pacific as  top foreign policy focus; notably elevating India to the stature of a global leading power; and critical of Pakistan.

Bhutan: Refugee Issue- Finally coming to a close: Update No. 118

Note No. 791                                    Dated 18-Dec-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is believed that the third country resettlement scheme is closing down when the last batch of refugees would be leaving by end December this year.
 

Nepal: Red Star over Nepal - No Need to Panic - Update No. 355

Note No. 790                                    Dated 15-Nov-2017
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The Grand Surge:
 

Indus Water Treaty: Review is not an Option

Paper No. 6327                                     Dated 11-Dec-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Of late, there are increasing demands from experts and political scientists from Pakistan to revise the almost six decades old Indus Water treaty that had survived despite wars, near wars, acts of terrorism and other conflicts between the two countries.

Myanmar-Is the Peace Process in Crisis?

Paper No. 6323                                    Dated 22-Nov-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

With the international attention on the ongoing Rohingya crisis and Suu Kyi under pressure from all sides, it is but natural that the peace process which is very vital for the country’s stability has taken the back seat.  It is said that the third Panglong Conference is unlikely to be held in end November as envisaged.

Myanmar: Sanctions will only slow down democratic Transition

Paper No. 6321                                  Dated 16-Nov-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In his one day stop at the capital of Myanmar on 15 November 2017, US Secretary of State Tillersen ruled out the much expected announcement of general sanctions against Myanmar.  Instead, he called for an independent investigation into credible reports of the army initiated violence against the Rohingyas. He was wise enough to point out that by imposing sanctions alone the crisis cannot be expected to be considered to be over. 

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