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Sri Lanka: Book Review. The Last Years of LTTE De Facto State

Paper No. 6378               Dated 18-May-2018
By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan;  
Book:  A Fleeting Moment in My Country- The Last Years of LTTE defacto State By Dr. N. Malathy
 
Complexity, contradiction and the Tamil Tigers  .EPIGRAPH: “The pity of war, the pity war distilled …”   Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918. (Killed in battle, aged twenty-five, just one week before World War 1 was ended.)
 

Indian Foreign Policy 2018 Reclaiming the Neighbourhood

Paper No. 6376                                   Dated 14-May-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian PM Narendra Modi in 2018 has wisely switched once again the focus of Indian foreign policy on reclaiming India’s neighbourhood which stood lost and was inherited in mid-2014 as a legacy inherited problem.

Sri Lanka: Book Review by Charles Sarvan

Paper No. 6375                              Dated 07-May-2018

By Charles Sarvan

K. M de Silva, The Island Story: A Short History of Sri Lanka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2017: “Sri Lanka in the first few centuries after the early settlement was a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society: a conception which emphasises harmony and a spirit of live and let live (K. M. de Silva, op. cit., page 13”)

Chinese President’s 2018 Reset Policies towards India and Japan analysed

Paper No. 6374                               Dated 07-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s main thrust in 2018 of resetting China’s relations with India and Japan arises not from some heavenly divinations but stand laced with crucial geopolitically and strategically calibrated end-aims to create a breach in China’s hemming-in by US-led Indo Pacific security template

China-India Wuhan Summit April 2018: Competing Geopolitical Perspectives

Paper No. 6373                                            Dated 30-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The China-India Informal Summit between Indian PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Wuhan, China on April 27-28 201 8 was high on hopes and media hype. Competing geopolitical ambitions, perspectives and politic narratives of China and India cannot be subsumed in hopes only.

Coming to terms with China: Modi’s foreign policy initiatives in our neighbourhood

Paper No. 6371                                             Dated 26-Apr-2018

Col R Hariharan

India’s China Policy Reset 2018 Strategically Inadvisable without India Stipulating Benchmarks for China

Paper No. 6370                                             Dated 23-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India once again stands plagued reminiscent of 2004-05 with China throwing “thaws” and seconded by Indian China-Apologists and some in the policy establishment arguing for a reset of India’s China policy and all without advocating  ‘benchmarks’ for China to change its India-policy.

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