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Nepal: First Phase of Local Polls Successfully Concluded: Update No. 348

Note No. 783                                    Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan                                                                       

It is to the credit of the Election Commission of Nepal that it conducted successfully the first phase of local elections on May 14 despite many hiccups and hurdles.

The election by itself was a stupendous task with nominations for 13,356 seats in 283 local units of 34 districts of three provinces- 3, 4 and 6.

Myanmar: Recent Developments: The China Factor

Paper No. 6257                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Is Cosmopolitanism Dead? The View from Bangladesh

Paper No. 6256                                  Dated 12-May-2017

By Kazi Anwarul Masud                                                       

Examining the Strategy behind China’s OBOR

Paper No. 6252                                   Dated 04-May-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 14, representatives of 110 countries would be gathered in Beijing in one of the biggest international summits, to listen and discuss China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative.  Around 28 national leaders from Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Turkey, and several from the West and Africa would be in attendance. 

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Paper No. 6251                                  Dated 04-May-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security.

China: Signs of an Expansionist Nation

Paper No. 6249                                Dated 25-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Over the decades the People’s Republic of China has sold to the world the narrative that it is a self-contained power and has no ambition of coveting territories of other nations.  This is far from the truth.  China in the past had tried to expand colonialism over other countries like Vietnam and Indonesia.  The only problem was they were unable to hold on to the territories that they tried to colonise. 

Larger Conspiracy behind BNP’s bitter criticism of Sheikh Hasina’s India initiative

Paper No. 6247                                 Dated 24-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

Ahead of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sk. Hasina’s visit (April 7-9), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “Your dream of golden Bangla is our dream too”. 

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