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Nepal: “Action Paralysis” Continues: Update No. 340

Note No.  774                                  Dated 23-Nov-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Everything appears to be in a “stand still” position in Nepal.  No consensus could be reached on the promised constitutional amendments and the Terain-Janajathi outfit- the Federal Alliance has given an ultimatum to renew the stir in fifteen days if nothing is done.  Nothing is likely to be done either and we can expect more ultimatums to follow.

Greater Balochistan; A Quiet Frontier set to Explode

Paper No. 6197                                  Dated 15-Nov-2016

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

As infrastructure projects in Greater Balochistan come to be, governments across South and Central Asia should prepare for what will most likely turn into the region’s next hotbed of violence. Baloch across the region must be included in regional governments’ decision making processes or investors should prepare for the rural ethnic Baloch to thrust their projects into the dustbins of history.

Japan-India Special Strategic Partnership and China

Paper No. 6196                                 Dated 13-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan –India Special Strategic Partnership which stood further concretised with Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan in mid-November 2016 has been a pointed eyesore for China going by the statements that emanated from China both prior and after the visit.

“Withering Hopes”: Book Review of PEARL- 2016

Paper No. 6193                                              Dated 07-Noc-2016

Guest Column by Prof. Charles Sarvan

India’s pragmatic foreign policy!

Paper No. 6192                                  Dated 07-Nov-2016

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Nepal: Impeachment of CIAA Chief: UML has the Last Laugh: Update No. 339

Note No. 773                                   Dated 02-Nov-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Riding on a popular wave of nationalism and anti Indianism, the UML led by K. P. Oli appears to be calling the shots.  They have the numbers and no amendment to the Constitution is possible without their support.

Are India and China Drifting Apart?

Paper No. 6190                                 Dated 01-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments.  Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over.  It is back to the brass tracks.  Core interests are to the fore.

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