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Nepal: Use the China Card for getting more leverage with India- K.P. Oli- Update No. 360

Note No. 796                              Dated 23-Feb-2018
By Dr. Chandrasekharan
 
K.P.Oli, the chairman of the UML and now the 41st Prime Minister Nepal, in an interview with the South China Morning Post, Hongkong made three very significant points in Nepal’s relations with China and India.  These were 
 
1.  He wants to deepen the ties with China to explore more options and get more leverage in dealing with India and in keeping with the times.
 

Myanmar - the State of the Peace Process - Not Very Encouraging

Paper No. 6350                                  Dated 19-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Renewed and intensive fighting between the Armed Forces and the KIA, Marginalisation of the UNFC, rigid and inflexible stand of both Tatmadaw and China supported FPNCC and increasingly open intervention by China in the cease fire process- these sum up the state of the peace process in Myanmar.

First, the Fighting in the North:

China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification

Paper No. 6349                                Dated 19-Feb-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Korean Reunification like the Germany Reunification can be brought about only when the citizens of North Korea in a massive upsurge like the East Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. Even if the above is attempted by the North Korean masses, China would not permit the end-aim to be achieved.

Bangladesh: Khaleda’s conviction and its Repercussions:

Paper No. 6348                         Dated 16-Feb-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandasekharan.
 

Maldives on the “Boil”-Yameen Declares Emergency to avoid Court Orders

Paper No. 6346                                 Dated 06-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A Surprise and path breaking judgement, an evasive and defiant President who is a tyrant and an enthusiastic and jubilant but angry population- these describe the current situation in Maldives.

Myanmar: Update- Rohingya issue continues to take the Centre Stage:

Paper No. 6345                        Dated 4-Feb-2018
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Rohingya issue continues to take the Centre stage thus distracting the administration to look into other pressing issues like the cease-fire process, economy etc.
 

Nepal: Nepal-India Relations: India’s Course Correction should be Welcomed: Update No. 359.

Note No. 795                                     Dated 31-Jan-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The impending visit of Indian Foreign Minister to Nepal even before the new government is formed should be welcomed.  This visit was preceded by two calls from Indian Prime Minister inviting K.P.Oli to visit  India  and the response of Oli is very encouraging. In turn,  Oli invited the Indian PM to visit Mukthinath and Lumbini and significantly not Janakpur!
 

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