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Pakistan's Political Dynamics in Run-up to General Elections- May 2018

Paper No. 6351                                Dated 26-Feb-2018
By Dr Subhash Kapila
Pakistan’s politically churning dynamics in the run-up to its General Elections mid-2018 throws no surprises in the continuance of Pakistan Army’s obsessive fixation to prevent the return of Former PM Nawaz Sharif  and an equally determined PML-N under Nawaz Sharif in a confrontationist mode with the Pakistan Army to return to power.

Nepal: Use the China Card for getting more leverage with India- K.P. Oli- Update No. 360

Note No. 796                              Dated 23-Feb-2018
By Dr. Chandrasekharan
K.P.Oli, the chairman of the UML and now the 41st Prime Minister Nepal, in an interview with the South China Morning Post, Hongkong made three very significant points in Nepal’s relations with China and India.  These were 
1.  He wants to deepen the ties with China to explore more options and get more leverage in dealing with India and in keeping with the times.

Myanmar - the State of the Peace Process - Not Very Encouraging

Paper No. 6350                                  Dated 19-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Renewed and intensive fighting between the Armed Forces and the KIA, Marginalisation of the UNFC, rigid and inflexible stand of both Tatmadaw and China supported FPNCC and increasingly open intervention by China in the cease fire process- these sum up the state of the peace process in Myanmar.

First, the Fighting in the North:

China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification

Paper No. 6349                                Dated 19-Feb-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Korean Reunification like the Germany Reunification can be brought about only when the citizens of North Korea in a massive upsurge like the East Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. Even if the above is attempted by the North Korean masses, China would not permit the end-aim to be achieved.

Bangladesh: Khaleda’s conviction and its Repercussions:

Paper No. 6348                         Dated 16-Feb-2018
By Dr. S.Chandasekharan.

Maldives on the “Boil”-Yameen Declares Emergency to avoid Court Orders

Paper No. 6346                                 Dated 06-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A Surprise and path breaking judgement, an evasive and defiant President who is a tyrant and an enthusiastic and jubilant but angry population- these describe the current situation in Maldives.

Myanmar: Update- Rohingya issue continues to take the Centre Stage:

Paper No. 6345                        Dated 4-Feb-2018
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
The Rohingya issue continues to take the Centre stage thus distracting the administration to look into other pressing issues like the cease-fire process, economy etc.


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