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PAKISTAN: PM Imran Khan’s Visit to US July 22, 2019 Aanalysed

Paper No. 6567                 Dated  17-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President Trump would be “welcoming” Pakistan PM Imran Khan for “official working visit” on July 2019 at the White House. How does one read President Trump’s invitation to Pakistan PM as only about a year ago he was severely castigating Pakistan for undermining US interests in Afghanistan? Intriguing question that arises contextually is whether this is an US ‘invitation’, or a US ‘summons’ to the Pakistan PM.

Pakistan’s 2020 Perspectives Dismally suggest “Failed State” Syndrome:

Paper No. 6558                 Dated  2-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan figured repetitively in the last two decades as a ‘Failed State’ mired in economic bankruptcy and dysfunctional political governance but was repeatedly bailed out committedly earlier by United States and now China with more economic colonisation impulses than commitment. On the verge of 2020, Pakistan once again is tottering on economic bankruptcy and likelihood of intensification of political turbulence.

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Pakistan’s Water Crisis: Blaming India will not do:

Paper No. 6556                 Dated    29- June-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Nitin Gadkari, Minister dealing with River waters, said on May 9, 2019 that India will stop Pakistan’s share of water allocated under the Indus Water Treaty. He also mentioned that “India is not bound to follow the Treaty and had plans to divert the water flow to Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.  This statement was perhaps made during the election campaign more for the domestic audience.

Pakistan’s Deep Frustrations on Afghanistan- Analysed:

Paper No 6417         Dated 30-3-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s deep frustrations in March 2019 on Afghanistan stand manifested by Pakistan PM Imran Khan calling for installation of an Interim Government in Kabul. United States needs to evidently note that Taliban has no capability to over-run Afghanistan and Pakistan is seeking in 2019 a back-door entry for Taliban in Afghanistan’s governance.

China’s Veto on Naming Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist and its Security Implications:

Paper No. 6413 .       Dated  18-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China and Pakistan in one stroke of China’s veto in United Nations blocking designation of JeM Chief Masood Azhar in February 2019 have forced into global consciousness the stark reality that Pakistan and China are complicit in Pakistan Army’s adopting State-sponsored terrorism, particularly against India.

China: Persists in Imposing Adversarial Template in Masood Azhar Case:

Paper No. 6408 .   Dated 14-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China brazenly and wilfully reinforced Indian perceptions that its policies and actions in intent and deed are decidedly those of a diehard military opponent of India and Indian national security interests by blocking yesterday for the fourth time in United Nations a move to designate Pakistan-based and supported JeM terrorist chief Masood Azhar as “Global Terrorist”.

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Afghanistan: Should go ahead with Shahtoot Dam on Kabul River:

Paper No. 6405              Dated 6-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

When work was begun on Shahtoot dam on Kabul River that would provide drinking water to the burgeoning population of Kabul City, there has been protests from Pakistan that the dam would reduce the water flows into Pakistan.  The Dawn in one of the articles has alleged that there could be a drop of 16 to 17 percent of water in the Pakistan side.

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