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US President elect Trump and the Global Effect

Paper No. 6198                                  Dated 22-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Despite pundits and punters, Donald J. Trump defeated his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to the American Presidency on Electoral College votes.  He is set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on 20th January 2016.  If the election for the President and Vice President was through direct votes Clinton would have won.  Leave these aside.

India’s Surgical Strikes into Pakistan: The Unintended Consequences

Paper No. 6181                                  Dated 10-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s surgical strikes into Pakistan has not only been a game-changer for India’s strategic assertions but as an unintended consequence stirred more notably a domestic debate within Pakistan on its ISI-sponsored Jihadi terrorist outfits and Kashmir.

Pakistan’s Terrorism – A case of Dangerous Psychological Disorder?

Paper No. 6169                            Dated 17-Sept-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Narendra Modi, a sharp critic of Pakistan when he was in the opposition, completely changed his approach when elected an Indian Prime Minister in 2014. 

Is Pak Power Centre Losing the Script?

Paper No. 6017                                Dated 6-Oct-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

When Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed in New York for the annual UN General Assembly session, his body language lacked confidence and inspiration.  He carried a restricted brief from the GHQ in Rawalpindi – just raise the Kashmir issue and internationalise it.  A limited brief, indeed.

Islamic State Plans Attack on India to Provoke Armageddon

Paper No. 5983                                Dated 10-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

A document titled “A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC STATE CALIPHATE” obtained from Pakistan by the American Media Institute (AMI) states that preparations are underway for an attack on India to provoke an all out confrontation with the United States. It goes on to say that even if the US tries to attack with all its allies as it will, “the (Muslim) Ummah will be united, resulting in the final battle.”

Afghanistan 2015: India should keep off the Strategic Muddle:

Paper No. 5961                         Dated 29-June-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan in 2015 presents a complex strategic muddle for which India is neither politically, strategically, nor militarily equipped, to compete with the growing strategic convergence of Russia-China-Pakistan interests despite inherent self-contradictions among the three, and the unfolding Afghan-ISIS confrontation.

Who planted the bombs in Chennai train?

Paper No. 5695                                         Dated 02-May-2014

By Col R. Hariharan

Two low-intensity improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded in two adjacent sleeper coaches of the Bangalore – Guwahati tri-weekly super fast express just as the train streamed into the Chennai Central station around 7.15 AM on May 1.

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