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Maldives: Free Trade Agreement with China: Regional Impact:

Paper No. 6335                             Dated 1-Jan -2018
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
Of the twelve agreements signed with China, during the recent visit of President Yameen to China, the Free trade agreement signed between them is the most important one.

Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

Paper No. 6334                                   Dated 29-Dec-2017

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Book Review- Sri Lanka: Public Writings on Sri Lanka- Vol. 3 by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6333                                  Dated  27-Dec-2017
(Published by Cinnamon Teal Publishing- 2017)
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

South China Sea: The Wages of United States Strategic Complacency

Paper No. 6332                                    Dated 26-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in end 2017 is faced with a grave legacy challenge of the South China Sea maritime expanse under illegal military occupation of China as a result of US strategic complacency in the past decade. This has resulted in a grave Chinese security threat to Indo Pacific security as a whole.

Myanmar: UNHCR Chief exceeds his brief.

Paper No. 6331                                  Dated 25-Dec-2017
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
Prince Zeid bin Raád Zeid al-Hussain, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in an interview to the BBC called for an international criminal investigation into the perpetrators of what he called the “shockingly brutal attacks”against Muslim ethnic groups in the northern Rakhine in Myanmar.

Nepal: Post Election Developments: Update No. 356

Note No. 792                                     Dated  22-Dec-2017
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
There has not been much by way of an official response from India to the communist takeover in Nepal.  It looks like a policy of “wait and see” and that  is good.

United States National Security Strategy Document 2017 Saliences Analysed in the Indian Context

Paper No. 6330                                Dated 21-Dec-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The US National Security Strategy Document 2017, the first to be issued by President Trump in his first year of office is a significant departure from United States existing accommodative policy formulations on China and Russia; places Indo Pacific as  top foreign policy focus; notably elevating India to the stature of a global leading power; and critical of Pakistan.


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