Category Archives: Un

Leveraging Heritage – China’s Role Within and Across the World By Archana Jayaraman

CAS article no. 0003/2017 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S)  There has been a lot of discussion about China’s ‘Soft Power Push’[1]. From culture, political values, innovation to education, China has been seen as reshaping its image to emerge as a power center in the region and steadily crawling outwards at the same time. Culture, specifically, has seen a major boost under President Xi Jinping’s leadership. At a session… Read Article →

ASEAN Secretariat Rescinds China-ASEAN Joint Statement; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0094/2016 Courtesy: Thayer Consultancy Background Brief, June 15 2016.  The ‘special’ meeting of ASEAN and China foreign ministers in Yunnan yesterday (June 14th) appeared to be a real ‘special’ one, with a statement of ‘serious concerns’ over South China Sea developments by ASEAN’s foreign ministers retracted just some hours after its release. Q1. How do you explain this confusion? ANSWER: The ASEAN Secretariat issuyed the joint statement by… Read Article →

Towards a New Normal in International Relations; By B. S. Raghavan

CAS article no. 0092/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Preamble As one looks at the world scenario, in terms of the power equations, political dispensations, economic gradations and technological advances, one confronts the dilemma of having to come to terms with two mutually contradictory sets of perceptions: The first, those derived from a sense of history and the second, those arising from a sense of pragmatism based on traditional approaches…. Read Article →

Upping the Ante against China and India’s Volta-face; By Prof. B. R. Deepak

CAS article no. 0070/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  Following the 2nd January 2016 attack on the Pathankot air force base in Punjab by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists from Pakistan, India requested the 1267 sanctions committee of the UN in February to include in the list Masood Azhar, the leader of the JeM created by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) in the wake of 1999 hijack of AI flight 814 to… Read Article →

A Rare Show Of Unity?; By Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami

CAS article no:  0039/2015 The rare show of unity at the United Nations Security Council in the passage of Resolution 2249 only underscores the gravity of the threat to the international system, not from mis-guided non state actors but determined terrorists and thugs bent on upsetting the world order, peace and security. Correctly so the 15 member Security Council has identified the ISIS or ISIL as source of “unprecedented threat”… Read Article →

Bickering at UN suggests break in traditional India-Nepal ties; By Shastri Ramachandaran

 CAS article no:  0037/2015  Courtesy: Global Times Relations between India and Nepal have never been as bad as they are today.  Differences and disagreements between land-locked Nepal and its giant neighbor are not new. The airing of these publicly is also an old story, as are Indian and Nepalese politicians taking swipes at each other. What is new in the ongoing build-up of India-Nepal tensions that have spilled over far beyond… Read Article →