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United States and India Embark on an Epochal Strategic Journey: Analysis

Paper No. 5866                                 Dated 28-Jan-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed to have put United States and India on an epochal strategic journey going by both the symbolism and their substantive declarations this January 26 2015 weekend.

Maldives: Moving Towards Despotism

Paper No. 5865                                 Dated 28-Jan-2015

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

The signs are getting stronger- Maldives appears to be moving towards despotism.  The latest in the series is the sudden and hurried sacking of the Defence Minister after a raid of his premises by the Police. 

What should be worrying is not of President Yameen consolidating his position but the sinister way by which he is going about it by disregarding all constitutional norms.

Obama’s India Visit and India’s role as a ‘swing power'

Paper No. 5864                                 Dated 27-Jan-2015

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

US President, Barack Obama became the first American President to be a chief guest at the annual Republic Day parade of India, the only US president having visited India twice during his presidency and perhaps the only lame duck president to meet Indian Prime Minister 4th time in a gap of one year. 

MYANMAR: Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and The War with the Kachins

Paper No. 5863                                   Dated 23-Jan-2015

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

This paper may please be read in conjunction with Paper No. 5768 – dated 17 August 2014 “Myanmar: Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement” (http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/1594)

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Pakistan’s Ongoing Existential Crisis

Paper No. 5862                                Dated 23-Jan-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s existential crises generated by Pakistan Army’s repetitive onslaughts on Pakistan’s democratic fabric are widely recognised. Constitutional abdication once again stands forced by the Pakistan Army on PM Nawaz.

Nepal: Promulgation of New Constitution: Dead line Missed- Update No. 305

Note No. 732              Dated 22-Jan-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As expected the dead line of Jan 22,  2015 for the promulgation of a new constitution is being missed.  The political parties refused to compromise and made little headway in drafting a new constitution.  One whole year was wasted.
 

United States and India at Strategic Crossroads in January 2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Paper No. 5861                               Dated 19-Jan-2015

United States and India are poised at strategic crossroads in January 2015 on the eve of President Obama’s unprecedented second visit to India.  India-at-large expects deliverable game-changers in the politico-strategic arena.

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