Category Archives: Soviet Union

Little Things Make it Big: By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0146/2016 Courtesy: DNA India  Infrastructure is a long, boring word. Yet life could be impossible without infrastructure. The everyday essentials — water, food, shelter, electricity, petrol, roads, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals, trains, buses, planes, phones, telecom, internet and so much else — add up to infrastructure. Perhaps, it is not a coincidence that, through artefacts, when civilisations are re-imagined and re-constructed, they are marvelled at for the… Read Article →

China: Divergence of Opinions on the Party’s Status vis-à-vis the Military and the State Constitution; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no:  0001/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies  It would be  justifiable for  analysts  to ask  following  questions concerning two aspects of the governance in the People’s Republic of China (PRC)  – firstly, when it is normal for any nation in the world to empower the State to command the military, why in China , the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)  is adamant to ‘absolutely control’ the  entire… Read Article →