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Bangladesh- Protests of Students: Need for Caution?

Paper No. 6405     Dated 9-Aug-2018
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
A bad motor accident involving the death of two students, followed by violent protests by students, inept handling of the protests by the Government and an indiscreet statement by the shipping and transport minister making light of the accident- all added up to an explosive situation in Dhaka and other major cities in Bangladesh.  And this was when the parties were gearing up for National elections towards the end of the year!

Bangladesh- Gearing up for City Corporation Elections:

Paper No. 6368                                 Dated 20-April-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Ever since the Election Commission of Bangladesh announced local Corporation Polls in Khulna and Gazipur cities for 15 May, the political parties have now earnestly begun to prepare for the elections.
 

China: Muted 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution

Paper No. 6118                               Dated 23-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

May 16, 2016 marked the 50th year of the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution (GPCR) launched by the founding father of communist China Mao Zedong.  In this hey days Mao was known as the Great Helmsman

Xi Jinping: “Cabals and Cliques” – in the Communist Party of China (CPC)

Paper No. 6110                                  Dated 06-May-2016

By Bhaskar Roy                    

In a scathing speech to a plenary session of CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) in January this year, China’s President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee warned of “cabals and cliques” in the communist party, and the party’s fight against corruption, saying “it is not a ‘House of Cards’ power struggle” (Xinhua May 3, 2016).

China: Is Xi Jinping losing his hold on Power?

Paper No. 6104                                  Dated 21-Apr-2016

By D. S. Rajan

Bhutan: Consolidating its democratic credentials: Update No. 110

Note No. 738                dated 17-June-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
One may wonder why Bhutan is moving forward and consolidating its democratic credentials, while  Maldives which introduced a democratic constitution at the same time is failing and in fact sliding backwards towards a full scale dictatorship?
 

China’s Great Leadership Transition

Paper No. 5262                                                Dated 25-Oct-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

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