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Indus Water Treaty: Review is not an Option

Paper No. 6327                                     Dated 11-Dec-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Of late, there are increasing demands from experts and political scientists from Pakistan to revise the almost six decades old Indus Water treaty that had survived despite wars, near wars, acts of terrorism and other conflicts between the two countries.

China & India: Inconceivable for Elephant and Dragon to Dance together

Paper No. 6309                                 Dated 04-Oct-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Post-Dokalam Standoff in which China defused the confrontation as a political expedient to save the BRICS Summit in Beijing in September 2017, the new Chinese flavour of the season advocated by the Chinese  Ambassador to India  is that China believes that the “Elephant and the Dragon Can Dance Together”—totally inconceivable.

Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India September 2017 Geopolitically Significant

Paper No. 6303                                Dated 12-Sept-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to India on September13-14 2017 though officially as part of the Annual Summits between the Prime Ministers of Japan and India emerges as geopolitically significant against the contextual Asian security environment muddied by China itself and its nuclear proxies in East Asia and South Asia.

From Doklam to Tibet

Paper No. 6299                                  Dated 05-Sept-2017

by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

As the Doklam standoff ended last week, observers were left wondering what the legal circumstances of the situation is, including the international legal status of Tibet. Even the large online Wikipedia encyclopedia added a section titled “Tibetan sovereignty debate” which was last edited on August 27th, 2017.[1]

Myanmar - The Kachin Conflict- The way to deal with it

Paper No. 6276                                               Dated 05-Jul-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

(The Kachins have over 500 Kms of border with India mainly in Arunachal Pradesh. Of the border with Myanmar, the Kachin border is the most peaceful and stable on both sides of the border in India and Myanmar.  Unfortunately, it is the least developed both in terms of infrastructure and inter action.  This needs to change)

NATIONAL ANTHEM– A spiritual-cultural hymn for holding the nation together?

Paper No. 6221                                  Dated 09-Feb-2017

By R. Upadhyay

Greater Balochistan; A Quiet Frontier set to Explode

Paper No. 6197                                  Dated 15-Nov-2016

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

As infrastructure projects in Greater Balochistan come to be, governments across South and Central Asia should prepare for what will most likely turn into the region’s next hotbed of violence. Baloch across the region must be included in regional governments’ decision making processes or investors should prepare for the rural ethnic Baloch to thrust their projects into the dustbins of history.

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