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Marines: An Over-Anxiety to Oblige The Italian Govt

Paper No. 5422                                                  Dated 13-Mar-2013

By B. Raman

An over-anxiety on the part of the Government of India to oblige the Italian Government on the issue of the two Italian Marines, who have been charged with killing two Kerala fishermen wrongly mistaking them for pirates in an incident that took place on February 15, 2012, has created suspicions in public mind on the bona fides of the Government of India.

Islamic Extremism in BD: A Set-Back, But Not Yet A Defeat

Paper No. 5419                                         Dated 08-Mar-2013

By B. Raman

Will Pakistan Collapse?

Paper No. 5418                                     Dated 5-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The fact that a civilian government in Pakistan is completing a full five-year tenure is a hopeful sign. There is another fact, which is worrying.  Army Chief Gen. Parvez Asfaq Kayani recently stated that the army will back peaceful elections and a civilian government.

Maldives: Keeping Nasheeed Alive

Paper No. 5417                                    Dated 5-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

India has a moral obligation to see that former President Mohammad Nasheed, who was arrested by Maldivian Commandoes on March 5,2013, in alleged response to a court order to face trial in a case pending against him, remains alive and is not shown by the Maldivian Government of President Mohammad Waheed as killed in an encounter while trying to escape from custody.

Kishenganga Project: Interim Verdict of ICA- Lessons to be learnt

 

Paper No. 5415                                         Dated 05-Mar-2013

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In a dispute between India and Pakistan over the diversion of water of Kishenganga in J & K through Wular lake, the International Court of Arbitration ruled that

Pakistan: An Evolving State

Paper No. 5414                                      Dated 3-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

In our preoccupation with the anti-India activities of the Pakistani jihadi organisations,  we should not overlook the positive factors that have brought a ray of hope not only to Pakistan, but to the region as a whole.

HOW WILL CHINA’S 12TH NPC WORK OUT?

Paper No. 5413                                      Dated 1-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Predicting China is always a hazardous game. Yet, no one can say that China is not changing. There has been greater transparency of the years and decades. More recently, the society has been allowed to be more active, even question and criticize policies as long as the red line is not crossed. The Communist Party of China (CPC) still remains sacrosanct. 

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