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Bhutan Primary Election: Brings a Surprise.

Paper No. 6431                 Dated 26-Sept-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

In the primary elections held on 15 September, the incumbent party PDP was knocked out and instead, the people chose an untested party DNT ( Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa) led by a Medical Practitioner Dr. Lotay Tshering that got the maximum number of votes.  The second was the DPT led by Pema Gyamtso-a party that was in power in the first election and in opposition in the second election.

Middle East Acocalypse Now with Regional Power Tussle-2018

Paper No. 6430              Dated 26-Sept-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

In the closing months of 2018, the Middle East security environment presents the spectacle of an intense power struggle going on among the major regional powers like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel besides the geopolitical and military involvement of the traditional external powers like the United States and China that compulsively get drawn into Middle East regional conflicts on opposing sides.

Reconciliation Process in Afghanistan: Will it Work?

Paper No. 6429              Dated 20-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

Afghanistan Geo Political Situation End 2018- Revisted

Paper No. 6428             Dated 19-Sept-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitically, Afghanistan in end-2018 can best be characterised that it has certainly not turned out as United States second not so victorious Vietnam War despite Pakistan’s effort in collusion with China to forge a China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral to adversely tilt the balance against the United States. United States continues to be firmly embedded in Afghanistan as resolved by US President Trump.

Nepal: Federalism Only in Name?

Paper No. 6427 .  Dated 18-Sept-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

This month two issues among many dominated the political discourse in Nepal.  The first one was the abrupt postponement of Inter State Council Meeting of the Chief Ministers that was being eagerly awaited by the Provincial Leaders.  Second was an equally abrupt withdrawal of Nepal from the first ever military exercise of BIMSTEC countries initiated by India  way back in June.

Myanmar Under Siege: Give Suu Kyi some Respite!

Paper No. 6426 .    Dated 16-Sept-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The Myanmar Government appears to be coming under a siege mainly by the international organizations and some western countries. If their idea is to throw Myanmar back into the arms of the Chinese, they are perhaps already succeeding.  Even if the Government and the people want to get out of the stranglehold of China, the mission of these agencies is to ensure that it does not happen.

Indian Armed Forces Imperatives towards a credible Miliary Posture

Paper No. 6425               Dated 13-Sept-2018

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