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Nepal: PM Oli under Siege: Update No. 334

Note No. 767                                     Dated 09-Jun-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

PM Oli who had hopes to continue as the Prime Minister till the next General election in Jan or Feb 2018 is facing many problems and it is not certain whether he would continue for long.  His own party leadership as well as his coalition partners are against him and he is being accused of having failed to resolve all the outstanding problems.

China: Muted 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution

Paper No. 6118                               Dated 23-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

May 16, 2016 marked the 50th year of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution (GPCR) launched by the founding father of communist China Mao Zedong.  In this hey days Mao was known as the Great Helmsman

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.

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