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  • Pakistan-Turkey-Malaysia Bloc To Challenge Arab Domination Of Islamic World0

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    • February 22, 2020

    By SAAG 21 February 2020 By Dr Subhash Kapila Noticeable since last year is the emergence of a new Islamic bloc of Pakistan-Turkey-Malaysia which ostensibly asserts to bring about a renaissance in the Islamic World but essentially comprises three Non-Arab Sunni Muslim nations attempting to challenge the Arab domination of the Islamic World led by

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  • Sri Lanka’s India Equation: Rhetoric And Reality0

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    • November 28, 2019

    November 28, 2019 SAAG By Prof. V. Suryanarayan* The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the Presidential election held on November 16, 2019, with a massive mandate, not unexpected by Sri Lanka watchers in India, opens a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s history and also in Sri Lanka-India relations. Gotabaya is a controversial figure; while the

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  • Sri Lanka: What Does Rajapaksa’s Victory Mean For Tamil Polity?0

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    • November 26, 2019

    By SAAG Prof. Ramu Manivannan* 26 November 2019 The victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa was much anticipated in the recently held 16th November presidential elections in Sri Lanka given the course of national politics after the evaporation of false euphoria over the success of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in keeping Mahinda Rajapaksa out

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  • Pakistan: The Indus Water Treaty And The Hydro Politics0

    By SAAG August 4, 2019 By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan The Islamabad Policy Research Institute sponsored a round table Conference on 17th July on the subject of “Managing Hyphenated Climate and Water Challenge: A case study of Pakistan under the National Dialogue Series.  The National Dialogue Series was initiated by the IPRI to facilitate cooperative solutions

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  • Bhutan: Refugee Issue All But Forgotten?0

    By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan SAAG July 29, 2019 On the World Refugee Day on June 20th, a few articles appeared in the media about the Bhutanese refugees still remaining in the camps in Nepal and about the ordeals faced by the Refugees before they were settled in third countries. There are still 7000 and odd

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  • Myanmar: Full Scale Civil War In Rakhine State0

    By SAAG 14 April 2019 By S.Chandrasekharan The situation in the ethnic front is rather grim, with a full scale civil war going on in Rakhine state where the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army are engaged in heavy fighting resulting in the civil administration coming to a stand still within two months of the ongoing conflict.

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  • Myanmar: Arakan Army Is Not A Terrorist Outfit0

    South Asia Analysis Group 10 March 2019 By S. Chandrasekharan It looks that both the Myanmar Government and its Army with the tacit support of China are trying make out that the Arakan Army is deeply in cohort with the terrorist outfit- the ARSA in causing depredations in Rakhine State. The idea appears to be

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  • Bangladesh: Landmark Judgement Of High Court Against ‘River Grabbing’0

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    • February 13, 2019

    February 13, 2019 By SAAG By S. Chandrasekharan ‘A River is a living entity, a legal person and a juristic person’. So said the Bangladesh High Court Bench in a petition filed by the Human Rights and Peace on the degradation of Turag River. It is a remarkable judgement and a landmark one that would

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  • Farcical Elections In Maldives 0

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    • September 14, 2018

      September 14, 2018 SAAG By R M Panda Several countries including the United States, India and the European Union (EU) have raised serious doubts over the fairness of the Maldives presidential elections to be held on 23rd September. Bending the rules and abusing state resources, an autocratic President “Abdulla Yameen” is fighting to get

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  • Bangladesh: Protests Of Students, Need For Caution?0

    August 13, 2018 SAAG 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

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  • Pakistan’s July General Elections0

    June 26, 2018 SAAG By Dr Subhash Kapila Pakistan’s General Elections are scheduled for mid-July 2018 but the perspectives on it remain clouded in that in the run-up what has become abundantly clear is that the Pakistan Army-Supreme Court Chief Justice Combine carried out a “Judicial Coup” and thereby attempting scripting the outcome by pre-empting

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  • India’s Relations With It’s Smaller Neighbors 0

    June 7, 2018 SAAG By Col R Hariharan* Q: What are the misconceptions about India in South Asia, when it comes to security related issues as a threat to State Sovereignty? Why do these perceptions exist? And how can India move past these misperceptions? India’s cultural, religious, ethnic and linguistic soft power dominates the entire

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