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Japan’s Geopolitical Assertiveness is an Asian Security Imperative in 2018

Paper No. 6340                                  Dated 16-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asian security environment plagued with volatility spawned by China’s hegemonistic impulses visible in 2018 places a special call on Japan’s geopolitical assertiveness. Japan is well positioned to do so with its established and credible strategic footings as compared to India which is still positioning itself in the global strategic calculus.

Middle East Strategic Churning’s implications for South Asia

Paper No. 6339                                   Dated 12-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The ongoing strategic churning in Middle East portends an unpredictable course for regional power tussles which are not only spawning volatility amongst the United States and Russia but also generates geopolitical challenges for India and Pakistan, based on South Asian and Middle East regional contiguity.

Nepal: Delaying Tactics of Deuba: Unjustified- Update No. 358

Note No. 794                                     Dated 12-Jan-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It is more than a month since the elections under the new constitution took place.  Still, there appears to be no immediate chance of the new government being formed.  It may take another month or even more and as one commentator said that perhaps it may need a third Andolan to get a federal government in place!  
 

Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of Contradictions-Analysis

Paper No. 6338                                     Dated 09-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

For far too long the United States has borne the strategic weight of Pakistan’s strategic contradictions of pretensions to be a staunch US ally and simultaneously resorting to destabilisation US interests in Afghanistan by terrorism and suicide bombings sponsored by Pakistan Army though its Islamic Jihadi affiliates.

Bangladesh: Mayoral Elections in Rangpur- Its Significance:

Paper No. 6337                                   Dated 5-Jan-2017
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 

Pakistan Loses Utility in United States Strategic Calculus 2018

Paper No. 6336                                  Dated 03-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Strategic utility of a smaller nation to that of a major power lies in its credibility, usefulness and loyal effectiveness to serve the national security interests of its strategic patron and that in case of Pakistan seems to have faded as far as the United States is concerned with Pakistan having decidedly opting for the China-Pakistan Axis.

Nepal: Post Election Tremors: Update No. 357

Note No. 793                       dated 2-Jan-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

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