Category Archives: Democracy

Success of Modi’s Act East Policy depends on India – Myanmar ties; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0145/2016 Courtesy: Aviation and Defence Universe  It was External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj first and Hitin Kyaw President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar next within a week, visiting each other’s country that raised eyebrows. It seemed that both the nations were trying to forge close relations with each other, motivated by a desire to counter China’s growing influence as a regional leader. For a… Read Article →

Too Old to Die Young; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0042/2016 Courtesy: Russian International Affairs Council The Vietnam Communist Party (VCP) held its 12th National Congress in Hanoi from 20-28 January. The foreign news media devoted the lion’s share of attention on the contestation for the post of VCP Secretary General between incumbent Nguyen Phu Trong and challenger Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The real issue was not about ideological differences but about collective leadership by the… Read Article →