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Nepal and the Indo-Pacific Strategy:

Paper No. 6495 .                 Dated 16-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Bhutan:Sunkosh Mega Project- Problems Involved:

Paper no. 6489              Dated 8- Sept-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

In the world today, the controversy between big dams versus small dams, between economic development and environmental protection has not been solved as yet.  Bhutan is no exception with its ambitious 2560 mega reservoir project on the Sun kosh River and its Government sees the project as one of financial and political benefit to the country.

Myanmar- Recent Developments

Paper No. 6488                  Dated  7-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Bhutan: Comprehensive National Development Plan 2030-Launched.

Paper No. 6576                       Dated 31- July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 27th June, little noticed but having the potential to have a long-term impact was the launching of a vision document for the next 20 to 30 years for sustainable development and a self-sufficient economy for Bhutan.

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The UN International Water Courses Convention 2014:

Paper No. 6563                   Dated 13-July-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

In the July 10 Issue of Foreign Policy in focus, Conn Hallinan has made a strong case that the World needs a Water treaty and has suggested that the International Water Courses Convention that came into effect on August 2014 following the endorsement of the treaty by Vietnam should be a good starting point in any dispute/conflict/cooperation among the member countries.

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Pakistan’s 2020 Perspectives Dismally suggest “Failed State” Syndrome:

Paper No. 6558                 Dated  2-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan figured repetitively in the last two decades as a ‘Failed State’ mired in economic bankruptcy and dysfunctional political governance but was repeatedly bailed out committedly earlier by United States and now China with more economic colonisation impulses than commitment. On the verge of 2020, Pakistan once again is tottering on economic bankruptcy and likelihood of intensification of political turbulence.

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Afghanistan: Should go ahead with Shahtoot Dam on Kabul River:

Paper No. 6405              Dated 6-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

When work was begun on Shahtoot dam on Kabul River that would provide drinking water to the burgeoning population of Kabul City, there has been protests from Pakistan that the dam would reduce the water flows into Pakistan.  The Dawn in one of the articles has alleged that there could be a drop of 16 to 17 percent of water in the Pakistan side.

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