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Turkey’s Political Turbulence Cause of Strategic Concern

Paper No. 6153                               Dated 26-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Turkey’s political turbulence evidenced by the attempted military coup in recent weeks in mid-2016 raises grave strategic concerns arising from its crucial geostrategic location astride the junction of Europe and Asia.

Turkey perceptionaly stands besieged today both internally and externally as a result of its domestic politics and its foreign policy deviating from its long established Western-centric policies.

Nepal: Oli's Govt Fall Imminent: Dahal Pulls the “Rug”- Update No. 335

Note No. 768                                      Dated 21-Jul-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

On 12th July, the Maoist Centre of Nepal led by Dahal formally withdrew its support to Oli’s government.  The next day a no confidence motion against  Oli was filed in the Parliament.

Oli Defiant!

Devious Plans of China to bring in the issue of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ownership

Paper No. 6152                                   Dated 21-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

There have been some reports from New Delhi to indicate that China’s Officiating Ambassador to India made a quid-pro-quo suggestion to India seeking its support for its South China Sea (SCS) claims based on historicity to resolve the outstanding border disputes.

INDIA’s ULEMA – Fighting for Political Space:

Paper No. 6151                                  Dated 19-Jul;-2016

By R. Upadhyay

Is it a Fight between Barlevis and Deobandhis or among the Barlevis themselves?

Common Enemy?

India Needs to Fast-Track Securing Andaman & Nicobar Islands against China’s Covetous Designs

Paper No. 6150                                 Dated 19-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China has cast its covetous designs on India’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands evidenced by recent Chinese statements both in New Delhi and in China. Imperatives exist of fast-track securing of these strategic Islands.

South China Sea Arbitration –Likely Fallouts

Paper No. 6149                                  Dated 18-Jul-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

The much awaited ruling of the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration on the South China Sea (SCS) case brought by the Philippines against China over disputed maritime claims finally came on July 12, at The Hague. 

South China Sea’s Hard Choices for China and the United States

Paper No. 6148                                   Dated 18-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China and the United States face hard choices in their policy options in the wake of The Hague International Arbitration Tribunal delivering an ‘Adverse Ruling’ on China’s sovereignty claims over South China Sea.

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