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Nepal: PM Oli Makes Last Ditch Efforts to Stay on

Paper No. 6617                     Dated 9-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
As one Analyst said, the current politcal turmoil in Nepal can be described as a fight between Oli with his naked arrogance and Dahal with his unfettered ambition.  
 
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Myanmar: Elections- 2020- Can the NLD led by Suu Kyi Repeat the Landslide?

Paper No. 6616                           Dated 6-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
Late on Monday night of June 1st, the Election Commission of Myanmar announced that the upcoming General elections for all categories will be held in November.  This included 330 seats for the Lower House, 168 for the Upper House, 644 seats for State and Regional Parliaments and 29 for ethnic entities bringing the total to 1171Parliamentary Seats up for grabs.
 

China: Taming the Dragon

Paper No. 6615                       Dated 6-July-2020

Guest Column:  By Gurvinder Singh

Myanmar: Army Chief Hints at Chinese Meddling in Ethnic Conflict:

Paper No. 6614                    Dated 5-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In my earlier paper 6497 of 20th September 2019, titled “Renewed Fighting by Northern Alliance - Is China Part of Problem”, I had stated that there is an increasing suspicion and expressed by some even in Myanmar that China is not doing enough and does want to do enough either in bringing to an end the ethnic conflict in Myanmar. ( Shown as Annexure)
 

Nepal: PM Oli on his way out? Is NCP Splitting?

Paper No. 6610                        Dated 1-July-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It was a disastrous week fo Prime Minister Oli.  His nationalistic rhetoric had no takers in his party and most of the Standing Committee members were unequivocal in demanding his resignation not only the post of Party Chairman but also the post of Prime Minister in the last meeting held on 30th June.
 
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Nepal:PM Oli’s Position-Shaky?

Paper No. 6609                       Dated 27-June-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
 
Having run out of Gas in pushing for ultra nationalist (read Anti Indian) rhetoric regarding the dispute of Kalapani area,  Oli has been brought down to earth by his colleagues to face the realities in handling(mis) of the Spread of Wuhan Virus and for taking unilateral decisions without taking the top party leadership into confidence in all his decisions.
 

Nepal: Oli Needling India and looks for distractions to Save his Seat.

Paper No.  6607                             Dated 23-June-2020
By Dr. Chandrasekharan
 
According to one Indian Channel that covers Nepal extensively, Nepal is crossing all redlines to challenge India.  It adds that “Silence” is not a solution.
 

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