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China's Game Plan to Ease Out US- Suceeding?

Paper No. 6396 .  Dated 9-July-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China for decades has chafed at the overwhelming geopolitical and military predominance that the United States had superimposed in the Western Pacific at China’s doorsteps. China for decades has employed various geopolitical and military stratagems to prompt the exit of the United States from the Western Pacific. In 2018, China seems to be succeeding in this aim.

Pakistan General Elections July 2018 Subverted by the Army-Judiciary Nexus

Paper No. 6395 .        Dated 5-July-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan General Elections July 2018 could have been a defining moment in Pakistan’s political history of a back-to-back democratic transfer of power through the ballot box. But all portents available a month prior to General Elections 2018 suggest that this would be a farcical exercise as Pakistan Army-Judiciary nexus has contrived a political vacuum facilitating Imran Khan to emerge as their preferred winner.

East Asia Security Not Visibly Conflictual After Trump-Kim Summit

 Paper No. 6394                          30-June-2018

Nepal: PM Oli’s China Visit: View from India

Paper No. 6393 .          Dated 27-June-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Prime Minister Oli’s five day visit to China from 19th June is said to have been a very successful one.  Oli stayed in Beijing for three days after which he flew to Lhasa for another two days before returning to Kathmandu.

Myanmar- Pressure on Civilian Government uncalled for:

Paper No. 6392 .   Dated 26-June-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It is noticed that the UN and some Western Countries are putting undue pressure on the civilian leadership in Myanmar thus straining the delicate and cautious relationship between the civilian government led by Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw (the Army). The problem relates to the events in Rakhine State and the exodus of nearly six to seven hundred thousand Rohingyas to Bangladesh.

Nepal: Upendra Yadav Joins Government on Assurances:

Paper No. 6391          25-June-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

On June 1st, Upendra Yadav of SSFN- ( Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal) joined Oli’s government as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population.  Another member of his party Mohammed Istiyaq Raya has also been inducted as Minister for Urban Development.

Pakistan General Elections July 2018 - Perspectives

Paper No. 6390     Dated 23-June-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s General Elections are scheduled for mid-July 2018 but the perspectives on it remain clouded in that in the run-up what has become abundantly clear is that the Pakistan Army-Supreme Court Chief Justice Combine carried out a “Judicial Coup” and thereby attempting scripting the outcome by pre-empting the return to power of Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by an unprecedented verdict of his ‘Disqualification for Life.”

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