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European Union and Asian Security

Paper No. 5998                                Dated 31-Aug-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The European Union till recently was credited with being the ‘third pole’ in the multipolar world that exists currently and these deductions were logical when the combined political, economic and military might was taken into account of its leading members France Britain and Germany, and with France and Britain being Permanent Members of the UN Security Council with veto powers.

Nepal: Violence in Southern Nepal: Mainstream Political Leaders should review their stand: Update No. 313

Note No. 741                  Dated 28-Aug-2015
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
I had always maintained that without solving the contentious issue of the delineation of provinces, the drafting of the new constitution cannot be completed.  This was the most serious issue affecting the Madhesi and the Janajathi groups and some solution should have been found before the final draft copy was handed over to the Speaker.
 

Takeaways from Sri Lanka General Election

Paper No. 5997                                  Dated 27-Aug-2015

Col R Hariharan  

After the din of recently concluded general election in Sri Lanka is over, the United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s prime minister. He is poised to work with a national unity government. There are eight takeaways from the election and its aftermath that can help in visualising the future course of events in the island nation.

China: Tibet Work Forum Held on August 26, 2015, Prior to the Founding Anniversary- Important Policy Guidelines Given by Xi Jinping

Paper No. 5996                                  Dated 27-Aug-2015

By D. S. Rajan                                     

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, during the National People’s Congress Session (Beijing, March 5,2015) , called for holding  a celebration to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) which falls on September 1, 2015.  

The ‘Pakistan Debate’ In India In 2015

Paper No. 5995                                 Dated 26-Aug-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The ‘Pakistan Debate’ in India in 2015 in terms of Indian policy formulations on Pakistan stands rekindled more intensely after Pakistan called off its participation in the India-Pakistan NSA’s talks on discussion of terrorism, a decision arrived at in the meeting of PM Modi and PM Nawaz Sharif on the side-lines of the SCO Summit at the Russian city of Ufa.

China’s Military Parade to Commemorate Victory over Japan

Paper No. 5994                                   Dated 24-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

On September 03, China will hold a huge military parade in Beijing to commemorate its victory over Japan, and the end of the Second World War. The Chinese people will see this parade, foreign dignitaries will also be there, and the event will be reported all over the world.

China: ‘’Ferociousness of Forces Opposing Reforms can Exceed Imagination”

Paper No. 5993                               Dated 24-Aug-2015

By D. S. Rajan

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