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Nepal: Political Earth Quake- Nepali Congress Shocked and Surprised- Update No. 352

Note No. 787                                      Dated 10-Oct-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 3rd October, the three leftist parties, the UML, Maoist Centre led by Dahal and the Naya Shakti led by Baburam Bhattarai agreed to contest the next two tier elections under the same political banner and eventually form a single communist party.  This happened despite the fact that Dahal’s Maoist Centre continued to be a coalition partner of the present government led by the Nepali Congress.

Pakistan September 2017: State of the Nation & its Regional Implications

Paper No. 6310                                    Dated 07-Oct-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan in September 2017 perceptionaly appears in an existential crisis wherein all major pillars of state stand engulfed in a systemic failure likely to endanger regional security and a crisis from which Pakistan cannot retrieve itself without a change of existing mindsets by Pakistan’s policy establishment.

China & India: Inconceivable for Elephant and Dragon to Dance together

Paper No. 6309                                 Dated 04-Oct-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Post-Dokalam Standoff in which China defused the confrontation as a political expedient to save the BRICS Summit in Beijing in September 2017, the new Chinese flavour of the season advocated by the Chinese  Ambassador to India  is that China believes that the “Elephant and the Dragon Can Dance Together”—totally inconceivable.

US-Japan-India Trilateral Ministerial Dialogue September 2017 Analysed

Paper No. 6308                                  Dated 26-Sept-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

 Geopolitically, in the context of a threatening Asian security environment, the Second US-Japan-India Trilateral Ministerial Dialogue of the Foreign Ministers of the three nations was held in New York on September 18 2017 on the side-lines of the UNGA Session acquires added significance.

ROHINGYA CRISIS – Rooted to its religio‑ethnic Issues

Paper No. 6307                                  Dated 23-Sept-2017:

By R.Upadhyay

The Government’s affidavit in Supreme Court that Militant elements among Rohingyas in India have links with ISI and IS and its determination to deport them is being widely debated in Indian media.

Who in China Instigated Doklam Stand – off? And Why?

Paper No. 6306                                 Dated 21-Sept-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

After over two month long military stand-off, the soldiers of India and China on the Doklam Plateau (claimed by Bhutan and also by China), disengaged almost simultaneously, both capitals would have heaved a huge sigh of relief.

Japan’s Imperatives for Nuclear Weapons Arsenal (SAAG Paper No. 487 Dated 05.072002) contextually Reviewed 2017

Paper No. 6305                                   Dated 18-Sept-2017

Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan’s geopolitical and strategic imperatives for nuclear weapons were strongly existent in 2002 and highlighted by me then and when contextually reviewed in 2017 against the backdrop of China-generated North Korea nuclear flashpoint makes a Japanese nuclear weapons arsenal “Inescapable” for Japan’s survival as an Emerged Power.

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