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South China Sea and the US-India-Japan Trilateral Revitalisation

Paper No. 5811                                  Dated 27-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The re-vitalisation of the US-India-Japan Trilateral is a contextual response lately to China’s conflict-escalation in the South China Sea primarily followed by military brinkmanship against Japan in the East China Sea region.

Vietnam-India-Japan Trilateral as an Asian Strategic Coalition

Paper No. 5810                                  Dated 24-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Imperatives exist for the crystallisation of an Asian Strategic Coalition comprising Vietnam, Japan and India for a more balanced Asian security environment and the foundation for this is already in existence in the form of Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership, Japan-India Special Global &Strategic Partnership and Japan-Vietnam Strategic Partnership.

Vietnam Prime Minister Highly Significant Visit to India-October 2014

Paper No. 5809                                   Dated 21-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Highly significant in the geopolitical context and in adding substance to the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership (2007) will be the forthcoming visit of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to India in end October 2014. No stranger to India Prime Minister Dung’s visit will be his first visit after the Modi Government assumed office in May 2014.

Sri Lanka: Comments India and the ECJ judgement annulment of the LTTE's inclusion in the EU's list of terrorist organisations

Paper No. 5808                                  Dated 21-Oct-2014

By Col R Hariharan

[Here are answers to e-mail questions raised by a legal analyst on the recent ECJ judgement annulment of the inclusion of the LTTE in EU terrorist organisations list.]

General Court of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 138/14 Luxembourg, 16 October 2014 Judgment in Joined Cases T-208/11 and T-508/11  Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) v Council

Pakistan: The North Waziristan Operations: Some Observations

Paper No. 5807                 Dated 20-Oct-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

With the visit of Nawaz Sharif along with his Army Chief to Miramshah on 9th October, it is said that operation Zarb-e-Azb is almost coming to an end. The PM was informed that 80 percent of the area has been cleared.

Top military commanders claimed that the militants who had run away will not be allowed to regroup and return to the NWA. ( North Waziristan Agency)

China-India Military Confrontation: Strategic Reality Check

Paper No. 5806                                     Dated 17 Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Maldives: The Tyranny of the Judiciary-The Supreme Court Strikes Again.

Paper No. 5805                                     Dated 16-Oct-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It may be recalled that the Judiciary in Maldives on the eve of the parliamentary polls in March this year framed charges against the Chairman of the Election Commission and his deputy with contempt of court and went on to dismiss them from their jobs.

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