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Japan-India Military-to-Military Coopertaion-Imperatives

Paper No. 5777                                 Dated 29-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan, India and China form the Asian Powers Triad on which will revolve the future of Asian security. China gets excluded due to its hegemonistic impulses leaving Japan and India as the twin pillars of Asian security.

Calling Off India-Pak Talks

Paper No. 5776                                       Dated 27-Aug-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The recent decision by the government of India to call off the India-Pakistan foreign secretary level talks scheduled for August 25 in Islamabad, has raised a debate inside the country on the new government’s Pakistan policy.

Japan-India Strategic partnership: Imperatives for Game-Changers

Paper No. 5775                                         Dated 25-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan-India Strategic Partnership, though ongoing and evolving, contextually needs game-changers in view of Asian security turbulence generated by China. This should be the prime focus of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s long awaited visit to Japan next week.

Nepal: Action Paralysis in Governance: Update No. 300

Note No. 725                                   Dated 23-Aug-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Governance at its worst.
 
This is what we are seeing in Nepal today.  With the Prime Minister  due to go to US again for cancer treatment, many vital decisions are getting postponed indefinitely.  Added to this is the mistrust between the two major parties and the seven point deal between the two parties is as good as dead.  
 

View from Sri Lanka: Populism Modified

Paper No 5774                                Dated 23-Aug-2014
 
Guest Column: Dr Kumar David

Nehru in his first broadcast to the people of India as Prime Minister on 15 August 1947 began with the words: “Today I address you for the first time officially as the First Servant of the Indian people, pledged to their service and their betterment. I am here because you willed it so and I remain here so long as you choose to honour me with your confidence”.

ASEAN: Analysis of Multilateral Relations

Paper No. 5773                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Introduction

Through the signing of the Bangkok Declaration on August 8th, 1967; the Association For Southeast Nations (ASEAN) was established1. The ASEAN member-States includes all Southeastern Asian nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Vietnam visit of Indian Foreign Minister

Paper No. 5772                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Foreign Minister, Ms Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week. The visit is significant in that Vietnam and India enjoy a long-standing close strategic relationship which has stood the test of times.

Vietnam is presently under tremendous Chinese political and military pressure in the South China Sea disputes foisted on Vietnam more specifically by superior Chinese military power.

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