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South East Asia: United States & India Convergent Strategic Interests 2018

Paper No. 6344                                    Dated 31-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States recent primacy to Indo Pacific security in its National Security Strategy 2018 and India’s primacy to its Act East Policy are implicitly focused on checkmating belatedly, China’s hegemonistic control over South East Asia, and this leads to increasing strategic convergences between the US and India

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.

Maldives: Free Trade Agreement with China: Regional Impact:

Paper No. 6335                             Dated 1-Jan -2018
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Of the twelve agreements signed with China, during the recent visit of President Yameen to China, the Free trade agreement signed between them is the most important one.
 

South China Sea: The Wages of United States Strategic Complacency

Paper No. 6332                                    Dated 26-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in end 2017 is faced with a grave legacy challenge of the South China Sea maritime expanse under illegal military occupation of China as a result of US strategic complacency in the past decade. This has resulted in a grave Chinese security threat to Indo Pacific security as a whole.

Afghanistan’s Future: The imperatives of United States Resolve

Paper No. 6329                                 Dated 18-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan in no military sense has emerged as United States ‘Second Vietnam’ ; however if the United States wavers in its current resolve to stabilise Afghanistan’s governance and security, then, the China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral could possibly succeed in making Afghanistan a ‘Second Vietnam’ for United States.

Russia-China-India Trilateral Geopolitically Redundant in 2017

Paper No. 6328                                  Dated 15-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The recent Russia-China-India Trilateral Foreign Ministers Meet in New Delhi brings into sharp focus the charade of perpetuating a geopolitically redundant conclave which serves no security interests of India.

Japan’s Imperatives to Break-Free from its Pacifist Constitution

Paper No. 6324                                   Dated 28-Nov-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan on the verge of 2018 is geopolitically a ‘Leading Power’ in Asia along with India, and both as important heavy counterweights to a militarily disruptive China need to fast-track their corresponding military build-ups. Japan needs to unshackle itself from its Pacifist Constitution to do so.

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