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Myanmar: Bars Arakan Army from Panglong Conference- An Unwise Move

Paper No. 6658                              Dated 11- Aug-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
On 6th of August, the Myanmar Government announced that the Arakan Army will not be invited for the next 21st Century Panglong Conference.
 
 On the other hand, it indicated that the other seven Ethnic Armed Organizations who have opted out of signing the National Cease fire agreement with the Government will be invited.
 

China’s Diabolical Political Outreach to South Asia’s ‘Non-Performing Assets’ to Isolate India

Paper No. 6656                 Dated 6-Aug-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China persists in political isolation of India as evidenced from China’s last week’s efforts to entice Nepal-Pakistan –Afghanistan, strategically in my view, as South Asia’s “Non-Performing Assets” (NPA in financial terminology) to join China under cover of cooperation to fight Wuhan Vius19 Pandemic which China itself generated.

United States Belatedly Confronts Communist China's Expansionism:

Paper No. 6655            Dated 30-July-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitical rivalries for mastery of the Indo Pacific Region between Communist China and the United States have spiralled down speedily in last few months with Communist China in reckless expansionist military brinkmanship defiantly pushing United States into a corner with no alternative but to embark on a ‘Major Pushback’ if not ‘Containment’ of China.

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Tibet Freedom Needs to be Pivotal Thrust of Indian Foreign Policy 2020

Paper No. 6653                       Dated 23-July-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy establishment and its mandarins for decades have swept under the carpet the issue of Tibet’s “Freedom” from brutal Chinese Military Occupation impelled by misperceived obsessive mindsets of ‘China Appeasement’ and ‘Risk Aversion’ spawned by political timidity of Indian political leadership of past decades.

The Importance of Tibet. Why South and South East Asia Should be Concerned?

Paper No. 6651               Dated 22-July-2020

By Gurvinder Singh

The Indo Gangetic Plain is one of the most  fertile land in the world, thanks to the rivers that flow down from the Himalayas and the Tibet Plateau.. This is why this region evolved naturally to have the highest population densities in the world.

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Myanmar: The US-China Feud Spills into Myanmar:

Paper No. 6650                 Dated 20-July-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In an unusual and not  normally seen in diplomatic circles was the  open letter by United States Embassy in Myanmar openly accusing China of steadily eroding the sovereignty of the countries of ASEAN including Myanmar.
 
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India’s National Security Strategy 2020 Inescapable Imperatives-- “China Containment”

Paper No. 6618                          Dated 10-July-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China presented itself as India’s ‘Implacable Enemy’ when a China Occupied Tibet obliterating Independent Tibet as a centuries old buffer state in 1950,  China imposed  its borders with India on India’s Himalayan Watershed  raising irredentist claims against India on centuries-old established geographical frontiers.

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