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Afghanistan: Terrorists Gaining Ground?

Paper No. 6415             Dated 26-Aug-2018

By R.M. Panda

The situation in Afghanistan is confusing with the interference of all major powers who pursue their own agenda and their strategic interests. The beleaguered Afghan Government that has been legitimately elected has been fighting on all fronts and doing its best. 

Middle East 2018 Witnesses Russia outmaneuvering US.

Paper No. 6379                          Dated 21-May-2018
By Dr Subhash Kapila
The Middle East historically has been geopolitically turbulent but the United States stayed predominant. In 2018, Middle East sands have shifted wherein perceptionaly Russia seems to
have geopolitically outmanoeuvred the United States in terms of predominance.
 

Israel-India Strategic Partnership 2017 “Seizing the Future” Strongly Reaffirmed in 2018: Analysis

Paper No. 6341                               Dated 22-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila           

The January 2018 visit of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly reaffirmed the Israel-India Strategic Partnership signed in mid-2017 and which the Israeli Prime Minister had then very aptly described it as “Seizing the Future” and which was analysed in detail in my SAAG Paper No.6277 dated 10 July 2017 and so titled.www.southasiaanalysis.org

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.

‘Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance’ 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief reviewed

Paper No. 6253                                Dated 08-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) sponsored by Saudi Arabia which is a misnomer as it is essentially a “Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance” has finally emerged in May 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif.

United States Policy Focus 2017-Middle East or East Asia?

Paper No. 6241                                 Dated 10-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in 2017 seems to be falling into the same trap of the decade of the 2000s wherein US Middle East-predominant policy focus enabled China’s military rise threatening American predominance in East Asia.

United States Should not be Strategically Diverted from Asia Pacific 2016

Paper No. 6183                                   Dated 12-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States stood strategically distracted from Asia Pacific in the last decade resulting in China’s unimpeded militarisation of the South China Sea and the emergence of China as a maritime power—both impinging on stability and credibility of US security architecture.

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