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Goa BRICS Summit brought Terrorism to the fore but blunted by China

Paper No. 6188                                    Dated 26-Oct-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

At the 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit held (October 15 to 16) in Goa, India revealed that the world was far from reaching a consensus on international terrorism, including cross-border terrorism.  But there were take away which could grow in the future within the BRICS and outside it, concerning the world’s biggest threat.

South China Sea: Vietnam Perceptibly Betrayed by the Philippines

Paper No. 6187                                 Dated 25-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

More than the United States it is Vietnam that stands perceptibly betrayed this week on South China Sea dispute solidarity against China, with new Philippines President Duterte declaring his strategic and political illogical tilt to China.

India’s Foreign Policy and the China-Pakistan Axis 2016

Paper No. 6186                                 Dated 20-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy has far too long been vainly straitjacketed by pious hopes that Indian appeasement policies of the 2004-14 era towards China and Pakistan would induce moderation in their adversarial stances against India.

Russia Perceptively Retrieves Policy Drift in South Asia Policy towards Pakistan

Paper No. 6185                                 Dated 18-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia has finally positively acted in retrieving its South Asia policy drift towards Pakistan witnessed recently in Russia-India Summit on the side-lines of BRICS Summit in Goa last weekend. Credit should go to PM Modi to induce Russia to do so.

Triple Talaq and the war of the Mullahs. Let not Shabano case be repeated.

Paper No. 6184                                 Dated 17-Oct-2016

By R.Upadhyay.

For the first time in the constitutional history of India, the Central Government through its Law Ministry filed an affidavit impressing upon the Supreme Court to do away the prevalent practice of polygamy and triple Talaq on the plea that they are not an integral part of the religion and is also against the constitutional guarantee of gender equality.

The Case Against Triple Talaq:

United States Should not be Strategically Diverted from Asia Pacific 2016

Paper No. 6183                                   Dated 12-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States stood strategically distracted from Asia Pacific in the last decade resulting in China’s unimpeded militarisation of the South China Sea and the emergence of China as a maritime power—both impinging on stability and credibility of US security architecture.

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh

Paper No. 6182                                Dated 10-Oct-2016

By Bhaskar Roy             

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. 


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