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Nepal: Madhesi Groups Renew Stir- a wrong move: Update No. 333

Note No. 766                                      Dated 20-May-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The Madhesi groups led by a few opportunistic leaders have once again embarked on a renewed programme of agitation to press for their demands.  The new programme is said to be different in the sense that it will be Kathmandu centric and will also involve other marginalised Janajathi groups.

Bangladesh: Struggle to Reclaim 1971

Paper No. 6116                                  Dated 19-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

On May 11, Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) Bangladesh Amir, Motiur Rehman Nizami was hanged to death. 

Did India lose another opportunity to resolve the border? Yes, suggests Dai Bingguo in his memoirs

Paper No. 6115                                  Dated 17-May-2016

By Prof. B. R. Deepak

India and China lost a few opportunities to resolve the border – first during Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai’s India visit in 1960, second during 1979 during Vajpayee’s China visit, and third during 1980s when rather than a package deal India insisted on sectoral approach.

Nepal: Indo-Nepal Relation Reaches a New Low: Update No. 332

 
Note No. 765                                    Dated 12-May-2016
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
With the recall and dismissal of the Nepalese Ambassador to India for conniving with India to “topple” Oli’s government, Indo Nepal Relations reached a new “low.”    Added to this was the sudden and abrupt cancellation of the visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to India.
 
Operation “Topple”:
 

Middle East Shifting Sands 2016 and the United States

Paper No. 6112                                   Dated 09-May-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila           

The Middle East sands in 2016 seem to shifting at great speed buffeted by strong and unpredictable winds both regionally and globally generating strategic uncertainties and challenges for the United States.

India’s Interface with Pak-China Axis

Paper No. 6111                                  Dated 06-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

For decades India has been engaging in an unrelenting but soft struggle with “all-weather friends” Pakistan and China, to preserve a stable sub-continent, conducive for much needed development. 

Xi Jinping: “Cabals and Cliques” – in the Communist Party of China (CPC)

Paper No. 6110                                  Dated 06-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy                    

In a scathing speech to a plenary session of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) in January this year, China’s President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee warned of “cabals and cliques” in the communist party, and the party’s fight against corruption, saying “it is not a ‘House of Cards’ power struggle” (Xinhua May 3, 2016).

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