Category Archives: Politics

Book Review: India and China in Africa: A Comparative Perspective of the Oil Industry; By K. Subramanian

CAS article no. 0026/2017   Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) The rise of China as the fasted growing economy attracted global attention. Its expansion through trade and investment with other parts of the world such as Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa has excited many scholars and triggered much research work. India has also risen as an economic power and is included in the list of economies categorised… Read Article →

The Stars Just Refuse to Align for President Park By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0002/2017 Courtesy: DNA This would never have happened in India where yogis, sadhus, sadhvis and munis flourish in politics and use their political proximity to even build business empires. These ‘higher beings’ are perceived to be above politics, institutions and even the laws of the land. This facet of Indian politics has been visible even at the highest level since the time Gulzarilal Nanda broke through Indira… Read Article →

Citizenship without Bias; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan and Geeta Ramaseshan

CAS article no. 0143/2016 Courtesy: The Hindu  The new citizenship legislation should include refugees from persecuted minorities of all denominations who have made India their home. On July 19, 2016, the government introduced a Bill to amend certain provisions of the Citizenship Act, 1955. The Bill has now been referred to the joint select committee of Parliament. The object of the proposed Bill is to enable Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains,… Read Article →

Politics of China’s Military Reorganization; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0049/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies China’s President Xi Jinping, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) chaired a path  – breaking meeting of the CMC from November 24 to 26, 2015 which brought about wide ranging structural changes in the country’s defense doctrine. The doctrinal changes have not been spelt out,… Read Article →

Bangladesh Politics And  U.S. Intel’s  Questionable Position; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0031/2016 Deposing (Feb.9,2016) before the U.S.Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper said in a written statement that Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s,“continuing efforts to undermine the political opposition will probably provide openings for transnational terrorist groups to expand their presence in the country”. Clapper went on to say that Sheikh Hasina and other government officials have maintained publicly that the… Read Article →

Vietnam’s 12th National Party Congress – The China Factor; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no:  0010/2015 The Vietnam Communist Party (VCP) is scheduled to hold its next national party congress reportedly in early 2016. There are signs, however, that consensus has not been reached on a number of issues including the South China Sea and relations with China and the selection of Vietnam’s future leadership. This could result in a rescheduling of the congress until a later date. Vietnam holds national party… Read Article →