ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Forced Optimism

   Forced Optimism The atmosphere of optimism that marked the latest round of negotiations between representatives of the Indian government and leaders of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-Isaak Muivah (NSCN-IM) group in Amsterdam on May 19 and 20 was also tinged with frustration. The NSCN-IM secretary, Thiungalengah Muivah, an ever-present figure since the talks first began in 1998, has been openly unhappy at the virtually non-existent pace of progress, and finds himself in an unfortunate position. Despite the dividends which peace, following the ceasefire first signed in 1997, has provided Nagaland, tardy progress in finding a

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