Neighbourhood Studies
Updates on Nepalese Elections

In the process of implementing the most controversial constitution promulgated on September 20, 2015, Nepal government completed local level elections for the 753 Village Councils/municipalities between May and September this year in three phases. Re....

Commentary - Repairing Sino-India Relationship: A Chinese Perspective

The Donglang border crisis has been defused for nearly three months. However, up to now, the Sino-Indian relations have not completely out of the shadow and it is still in an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust. There were many bilateral annual dial....

Myanmar’s Armed Forces (Tatmadaw)

Historical Perspective Myanmar historically had three distinct periods. The monarchy which lasted from the 9th to the 19th century comprised, chronologically, the Pagan Dynasty, the Toungoo Dynasty and the Konbaung Dynasty. The ar....

Quad: It shouldn’t be about China, but legit interests

The consultations among the officials of Australia, India, US and Japan on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Manila on November 12 under the chairmanship of Japan have led to revival of the earlier idea of the so-called ‘Quad’. Each countr....

शी को मिला दूसरा कार्यकाल, हुए पहले से ज्यादा ताकतवर, उत्तराधिकारी स्पष्ट नहीं

चीनी कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (सीसीपी) का 19वां पार्टी अधिवेशन (कांग्रेस) 24 अक्टूबर, 2017 को समाप्त हुआ और श....

Analysis of China’s 19th Party Congress

Already holding over fourteen formal positions -- more than any other Chinese communist Party (CCP) leader so far – CCP CC General Secretary Xi Jinping has, as anticipated, emerged considerably stronger from this Congress. By skilful use of the sus....

Commentary: The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Status of Taiwan

On 18 October 2017 Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. While speaking on the section of ‘Upholding One Country, Two Systems’ and ‘Moving towards National Reunification’, he mentioned ab....

रावलपिंडी का रणनीतिक गणित और पाकिस्तानी चुनावी राजनीति में आतंकी पार्टियों का उदय

अगस्त में जब पाकिस्तान के सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने पूर्ववर्ती प्रधानमंत्री नवाज शरीफ को भ्रष्टाच....

Commentary - In Complete Control: Xi Jinping is China’s Undisputed Leader

As had been widely anticipated, President Xi Jinping consolidated his position as the undisputed “core” leader of China at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China held at Beijing in the third week of October 2017. Xi....

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