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Chinese President’s Visit to “Iron Friend” Pakistan (Apr 20-22)

Paper No. 5919                                 Dated 24-Apr-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

On the eve of his twice postponed state visit to Pakistan, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote “this will be my first visit to Pakistan, but I feel I am going to visit the home of my brother” (Xinhua, Apr 24).

Vietnam: Coercive Political Outreach by China

Paper No. 5918                                  Dated 23-Apr-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China chastened by cumulative international condemnation over its conflict escalation in South China Sea in mid-2014 embarked on a political outreach to Vietnam, but highly coercive in nature.

Next phase of the U.S. Pivot to Asia: Responses from China

Paper No. 5917                               Dated 19-Apr-2015

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

Just before setting off to his visit to Japan, South Korea and the US Pacific Command in Honolulu between April 8 and 11, the US Secretary of Defence, Ashton Carter while delivering a speech at Arizona State University’s McCain Institute on April 6, 2015 said that he was ‘personally committed to overseeing the next phase of the rebalance, which will deepen and diversify the US engagement in the region.’

Are Islamic Extremists Poised to Swallow Bangladesh?

Paper No. 5916                                Dated 16-Apr-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

The assassination of two liberal bloggers in quick succession in February and March raises some very disturbing questions.

Chinese Intrusions into India’s Borders Ever End?

Wi    Paper No. 5915                                  Dated 14-Apr-2015

By D. S. Rajan

There has been a faceoff between the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops and Indian soldiers in Burtse and Depsang in northern Ladakh, as late as March 20 and 28, 2015, according to press reports.

China’s India-Policy: Deciphering China’s Long Range Intentions

Paper No. 5914                                Dated 13-Apr-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s India-policy formulations and China’s long range intentions need to be deciphered in view of Indian PM Modi’s visit to China next month. China’s long range intentions pertaining to India are neither benign nor friendly and this must never be lost sight of.

Hoping for a Peaceful Bangladesh

Paper No. 5913                               Dated 11-Apr-2015
Guest Column:  By Kazi Anwarul Masud
The world is passing through a stage of conundrum. 


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