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Sri Lanka: Falling out of love with the Army

Paper No. 5540                                     Dated 08-Aug-2013

Guest Column by Dr. Kumar David  

How quickly a besotted Sinhala public turned from adoration to angst of the country’s military and police has taken me by surprise.

China: Xi Jinping’s Foreign Policy – Expect No End to Assertiveness

Paper No. 5539                                        Dated 07-Aug-2013

By D. S. Rajan

This article approaches the subject using a twofold methodology -    first towards tracing the history of foreign policy evolution in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) covering the period till to date, providing the required basic data and the second aiming to assess how the policy worked at each stage and what are its implications for future.  

Foreign Policy Evolution

Bangladesh – Roots of Liberation at Stake

Paper No. 5538                                    Dated 06-Aug-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

On August 01, the Bangladesh High Court finally delivered a judgement warning those bent on reversing the spirit of liberation that the nation will not give up on its principles. 

Pakistan - India Resumption of Peace Dialogue Premature

Paper No. 5537                                         Dated 06-Aug-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Resumption of Pakistan -India peace dialogue is once again the flavour of the season and its ardent advocates seem to be oblivious to the prevailing political dynamics in both Pakistan and India.


MYANMAR: Will the Peace Process materialise?

Paper No. 5536                               Dated 03-Aug-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy


In his address at the Chatham House, UK on 15 July 2013, President Thein Sein categorically asserted that the armed fighting in Myanmar since 1948 will end soon. 

Vietnam President’s Significant Visit to United States Analysed

Paper No. 5535                                       Dated 31-Jul-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Vietnam President Truong Tan Song’s visit to the United States on an invitation from President Obama, from July 23-26, 2013 was a significant visit more in strategic terms than in political or economic terms.

Reading China on Sino-Indian Border Issue

Paper No. 5534                                           Dated 26-Jul-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

The Chinese Communist leadership has perfected the art of saying things and giving signals leaving it to the other side to decipher and understand.


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