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Japan Visit by US President Trump May 2019- Vexatious Geopolitical Overhang Analysed.–

Paper No. 6544                    Dated   27-May-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President Trump’s ongoing visit to Japan (May 25-28 2019) takes place when Japan singularly stands out contextually as US bulwark against vexatious geopolitical overhang of challenges posed to US by China, North Korea and South Korea which raises questions whether United States can afford ruffling Japan on trade issues particularly.

United States Stares at Hard Strategic Choices for Global Pre-Dominance in 2019:

Paper No. 6416 .      Dated 25-Mar-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Strategic myopia of the United States on the verge of the third decade of the 21s Century and wherein lie United States hardest strategic choices in 2019 is the inability to recognise that its global strategies and especially those on Indo Pacific security need to be crafted to deal with the ‘China Threat’ and not with the ‘Russia Threat’ persisting as Cold War hangover.

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Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture:

Paper No. 6471 .             Dated 16-Dec-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan facing comprehensive threats from a militaristic China and its nuclear proxy North Korea has finally woken up from its Peace Constitution Article 9 slumber realising that the ‘China Threat’ to Japan’s National Security is real and embarked on review of reinforcing its deterrent capabilities both in terms of military hardware and operational doctrines.

China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

Paper No. 6460         Dated 17-Nov-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s invitation to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit China in end-October 2018 may be significant in terms of China’s shift to reset relations with Japan due to prevailing geopolitical pressures but it certainly does not herald ‘game-changer’ long term perspective in established US-led security architecture in East Asia.

Japan-India Summit Significant when Geopolitically Viewed:

Paper No 6455              Dated 4-Nov-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s shadows hovered ominously over the Japan-India Summit 2018 even though not explicitly mentioned by name as Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Indian PM Narendra Modi confabulated at Tokyo on October 29 2018 for their annual dialogue. This is borne out by the contents of the Joint Japan-India Vision Statement 2018 and the summations enshrined.

China's natural Allies -Pakistan and North Korea in Economic Distress

Paper No. 6449          Dated 21-Oct-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and North Korea long maintained by me as China’s only ‘Natural Allies’ are in an acute economic distress. China may have built-up Pakistan and North Korea as nuclear weapons states with missiles arsenal, however seemingly, has not contributed anything to buttress their economic strengths and resilience leaving them open to stray away from China’s orbit.

China's Maritime Silk Road- Strategically impacts Indo-Pacifc Security

Paper No. 6422      Dated 6-Sept-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s Maritime Silk Road projects underway in the last two years emerges as a direct strategic and military challenge to the Indo Pacific Security Template adopted by the United States, India and Japan as it aims to establish a China-dominated maritime grid spanning the maritime global commons of the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean region.

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