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Sri Lanka: Book Review by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6375                              Dated 07-May-2018

By Charles Sarvan

K. M de Silva, The Island Story: A Short History of Sri Lanka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2017: “Sri Lanka in the first few centuries after the early settlement was a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society: a conception which emphasises harmony and a spirit of live and let live (K. M. de Silva, op. cit., page 13”)

Chinese President’s 2018 Reset Policies towards India and Japan analysed

Paper No. 6374                               Dated 07-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s main thrust in 2018 of resetting China’s relations with India and Japan arises not from some heavenly divinations but stand laced with crucial geopolitically and strategically calibrated end-aims to create a breach in China’s hemming-in by US-led Indo Pacific security template

China-India Wuhan Summit April 2018: Competing Geopolitical Perspectives

Paper No. 6373                                            Dated 30-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The China-India Informal Summit between Indian PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, China on April 27-28 201 8 was high on hopes and media hype. Competing geopolitical ambitions, perspectives and politic narratives of China and India cannot be subsumed in hopes only.

Coming to terms with China: Modi’s foreign policy initiatives in our neighbourhood

Paper No. 6371                                             Dated 26-Apr-2018

Col R Hariharan

India’s China Policy Reset 2018 Strategically Inadvisable without India Stipulating Benchmarks for China

Paper No. 6370                                             Dated 23-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India once again stands plagued reminiscent of 2004-05 with China throwing “thaws” and seconded by Indian China-Apologists and some in the policy establishment arguing for a reset of India’s China policy and all without advocating  ‘benchmarks’ for China to change its India-policy.

United States-Russia Military Confrontation 2018 & its Implications for Indian Foreign Policy

Paper No. 6365                                    Dated 16-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States and Russia are in a state of edgy military confrontation which has all the potential of a flare-up and military showdown. Inherent in this are serious implications for India and its foreign policy would be severely tested.

Afghanistan’s Comparative Perceptions of Pakistan and India

Paper No. 6363                                   Dated 09-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan was posed with mighty challenges on the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947 wherein Pakistan despite its Islamic commonality with Afghanistan became interposed as a “Hostile Neighbour” between Afghanistan and India which for centuries had civilizational and friendly ties.

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