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Adding Substance to SAARC: India-Sri Lanka Experience.

Paper No. 5294                    Dated 13-Nov-2012

By Col. (retd) R.Hariharan

[This article includes extracts from the valedictory address delivered by the author at the International Conference on “India-Sri Lanka Relations: Strengthening SAARC” organised by the Centre for Indian Ocean Studies, Osmania University Hyderabad on November 8 and 9, 2012.]

China- Likely New CPC Leadership

Paper No. 5293                 Dated 12-Nov-2012

By B.Raman

The 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) will end on November 14,2012, after approving the new General Secretary (Mr.Xi Jinping), the new seven-member Standing Committee of the Politbureau, the new Politbureau and the new 18th Central Committee.

Complexities of Dealing with China:

Paper No. 5292                            Dated 12-Nov-2012

By B.Raman

Sri Lanka: What to do about the Thirteenth Amendment?

 

Paper No. 5291                                           Dated 12-Nov-2012

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

The national question has dragged on unresolved for 65 years since independence. The country has lived through a brutal civil war where thousands perished; Tamils have suffered pogroms which saw arson, rape and murder; political distrust between communities never ceased and Tamils have fled Sri Lanka in hundreds of thousands never to return. The national question festers on like an open wound.

Obama’s Tricky Visit to Myanmar

Paper No. 5290                                        Dated 12-Nov- 2012

By B. Raman

In his first foreign visit after being re-elected, President Barack Obama will be in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand from November 17 to 20, 2012. His visit to Cambodia is to attend the East Asia summit. The brief visits to Myanmar and Thailand will be bilateral.

China: Message of Defiance from Tibet to CPC Congress

Paper No. 5288                       Dated 10-Nov-2012

By B.Raman

“We shall not give up our struggle for preserving our ethnic, religious and cultural identity. We shall not give up our reverence for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We will not lose hopes of his returning to our homeland one day and guiding us again. We are Tibetans and we shall prevail.”

Sri Lanka:Eastern Diplomacy: TNA is sent to Guangxi

Paper No. 5287                           Dated 10-Nov-2012 

Guest Column: By Ravi Sundaralingam.  (The views expressed are his own)

Immense excitement and euphoria followed among the Tamil Expatriate Communities when the LTTE was given the status of being the Lankan Tamil Leadership and taken to the capitals of Western Countries by the Norwegians.

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