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Afghanistan:US led 17 years’ War- No end in Sight!

Paper No. 6438                         Dated 11-Oct-2018

By R M Panda

On 7th October 2018, Taliban greeted the 17h year of United States invasion of Afghanistan by attacks that caused 54 deaths of whom 35 were Security Personnel and the rest civilians.

India’s Pivotal Indo-Pacific Power Build up needs US & Russian Inputs

Paper No. 6437 .          Dated 8-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporary and unfolding geopolitical imperatives dictate that both the United States and Russia need to stand committed to the power-buildup of India as the pivotal Indo Pacific Power. India’s power attributes of a proven responsible stakeholder in Indo Pacific security management could serve security interests of both the United States and Russia.

Myanmar-International Pressure and Consequent China’s Gains:

Paper No. 6436                      Dated  7-Oct-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Of late, the media in Myanmar is full of articles of possible Coup, failure of the Government,  the international pressure on the Rohingya Issue and consequent bad relations between the Tatmadaw and the Civilian Government. The inference being made out is that if the Government does not act, the possibility of a coup cannot be ruled out! 
 

Bhutan: Elections- Moving on to Final Phase-Trends:

Paper No. 6435 .         Dated 5-Oct-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

With the elections to the National Assembly less than two weeks away, the two parties-DNT and DPT  that emerged as the two top most vote getters are seen to have finally worked  out their strategy for the final round.

Yet going by the trends, it looks that it will be a very close election and even now it is not easy to make any assessment on the final results.

Putin'sVisit to India -October 2018-Comes with a heavy Pakistani Baggage

Paper No. 6434 .       Dated 3-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Russia-India Special Strategic Partnership spanning decades has lost its sheen for India with Russia’s pivot in South Asia towards Pakistan as a piquant response to the growing US-India Strategic Partnership. Thus President Putin arrives in New Delhi on October 04 2018 for the Annual Dialogue with India carrying a heavy Pakistan-baggage.

Pak's Offer to India By Imran Khan's Regime is Determined by International Optics-Compulsions

Paper No. 6433          Dated 1-Oct-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contextually in September 2018 Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s peace dialogue offer to India is more determined by compulsions of international optics where Pakistan is globally isolated because of its use of Islamic Jihadi terrorism as State-policy and Pakistan’s dire financial straits arising from funding of terrorist affiliates.

Maldives: A Surprise Victory for Opposition Candidate Solih!

Paper No. 6432 .       Dated 27-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

In a surprise result, the opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Presidential election with an overwhelming majority with 58.3 percent of the total votes.  Present President Yameen conceded defeat and is said to have personally met Solih to congratulate him.

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