Monthly Archives: August 2016

Myanmar and China – Is Daw Suu Kyi the Pivot?; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0144/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Myanmar’s State Counsellor and head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has just concluded a five-day (Aug 17-21) official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese premier Li Keqiang. She was accorded the protocol of a visiting prime minister of a country that the Chinese leaders see not only as being of economic… 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 →

Modi’s POK-Balochistan Ploy: Gambit or Game Plan?; By Col. R. Hariharan

CAS article no. 0142/2016 Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle  Though Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Independence Day covered a wide range of issues, it was his reference to Pakistan’s human rights aberrations in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (including Gilgit Baltistan) and Balochistan that triggered a lot of speculation about a new Indian narrative on Kashmir. No PM before Modi had ever raised the issue of Pakistan’s poor human rights record in POK… Read Article →

China is a Bigger Threat to India than Pakistan; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0141/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Monitor  The Indian security planners have to analyze whether Pakistan is a bigger threat or China is a larger menace to the security of the country. There can also be a scenario of two-front war, when India has to face the combined might of China and Pakistan. India has had three full-fledged wars with Pakistan and one war with China. Besides these wars,… Read Article →

Quetta Terror Attack Shows Pakistan’s Lack of Will to Fight Terrorism; By Jai Kumar Verma

CAS article no. 0140/2016 Courtesy: The India Saga A country which nurtured and abetted terrorism as state policy and launched low intensity war against its neighbour has suffered one more blast at Quetta on August 8 in which more than 90 innocent people lost lives and large number were injured. The irony is that more than one terrorist organization claimed responsibility of this heinous offence as if it was not… Read Article →

The Public and Nuclear Power in China; By L. V. Krishnan

CAS article no. 0139/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) August 6 is a reminder of the first use of a nuclear weapon in war 71 years ago. The imagery of the instantaneous destruction it caused has come to be used as an argument against all things nuclear. On that same day this year, the Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Division of China National Nuclear Corporation, CNNC chose to issue a… Read Article →

After India’s NSG Fiasco: Keen Interest In Chinese Foreign Minister’s Visit; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0138/2016 Courtesy: China.org.cn Recent strains in the relationship between China and India, made worse by New Delhi’s failure to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) – officially attributed to Beijing’s opposition – has aroused keen interest in Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit beginning today. This is the first high-level bilateral interaction after the meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi… Read Article →

Leaving the Glass Ceiling Behind; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0137/2016 Courtesy: Vidura, a journal of the Press Institute of India, July-September 2016 Volume 8 Issue 3.  Ages have passed since the tender feet of little girls in China were compressed into narrow shoes, and though women in that country are still struggling within the narrow walls of societal pressures, there’s a determination among them to progress. Asma Masood reports, buoyed by her recent visit to Beijing.  Women in China seem at first… Read Article →

Charm and Chivalry in China; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0136/2016 Courtesy: Vidura, a journal of the Press Institute of India, July-September 2016 Volume 8 Issue 3.  It will be interesting to see how China wields power in the coming decades, says Asma Masood, who visited the country in April this year as part of an Institute of Chinese Studies-Embassy of China think tank delegation. One thing is clear, she adds – China offers numerous opportunities for India to develop bilateral relations. Love… Read Article →

Because They Too, Are Worth It: Gender Issues Among Rohingya Women; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0135/2016 Courtesy: Red Elephant Foundation This article has been published by Red Elephant Foundation (an Initiative for Peace and Gender Equality through Storytelling) to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9).  “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” ― Aung San Suu Kyi (From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995… Read Article →