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Afghanistan Endangered By US Imparting Political Legitimacy to Taliban:

Paper No. 6488 .          Dated 1-Feb-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s secure and stable future, however apparently uncertain in 2019, stands more endangered by United States imparting political legitimacy to Afghan Taliban by engaging them in official peace talks in Doha, and which political legitimacy the Afghan Taliban could not acquire by battling against the United States in Afghanistan for two decades.

Myanmar: China on “Overdrive” to solve the Ethnic Question: Why?

Paper No. 6487                 Dated 30-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

From the flurry of activities of Sun Guoxiang, Special Envoy for Asian Affairs and the Chinese Ambassador at Yangon, it looks hat Chinese are in a desperate hurry to solve the question of the ethnic minorities and their armed organisations operating in the Kachin and the Shan areas on the Chinese border.

Maldives under President Solih: A Progress report:

Paper No. 6486                          Dated 28-Jan-2019

By R M Panda

The performance of the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government has had mixed results so far.  But judging from the enormous problems inherited by Solih, it is fair to say that Solih is doing his best.  

Afghanistan’s End-Game- Scenarios-Perspectives- Analysed

Paper No. 28       Dated 28-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s preferred end-scenario in positive terms of a ‘Stable and Secure Afghanistan’ not materialising after seventeen years of US military embedment arises mainly from United States reluctance to impose deterrent punitive measures on Pakistan Army for its proxy continuous and sustained disruptive activities against the elected Government of Afghanistan.

Nepal: Madhesi Movement has lost its steam with disunited Leadership

Paper No. 6484             Dated 25-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

Russia’s Japan Policy on wrong side of Geo Political Realities:

Paper No. 6483              Dated 22-Jan-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia seems in 2019 to have got its geopolitical realties wrong going by the condescending and arrogant statements of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov made at  an annual conference directed at Japan on the controversial issue of Japan’s claims on Russia to restore the Northern Islands which Russia had captured after Germany’s defeat in Europe in 1945 invoking Japan’s defeat subsequently.

Bangladesh: Challenges for Hasina led Government:

Paper No. 6482 .   Dated 22-Jan-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

With an unprecedented landslide victory for Sheikh Hasina for a third time, the expectations of the people are naturally high.  Though the election was easy, Hasina is now faced with many challenges that need to be immediately addressed.

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