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Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make- The Case of Anwar Ibrahim

Paper No. 5873                                Dated 19-Feb-2015

Guest Column by Dr. V. Suryanarayan

The recent decision of the Malaysian Federal Court to uphold the judgement of the lower court and punish Anwar Ibrahim in the sodomy case has sent shock waves throughout Malaysia. The judgement has also saddened the upholders of human rights throughout the world.

South China Sea 2014: China’s Military Provocations Continue Relentlessly

Paper No. 5854                                Dated 06-Jan-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s military provocations and brinkmanship in the South China Sea maritime expanse continued relentlessly in2014 belying the belief of those who claim that China is a responsible power and a stakeholder in Asia Pacific stability.

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.

Vietnam Visit by Indian President Strategically Significant

Paper No. 5786                                      Dated 15-Sept-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian President’s visit to Vietnam from September 14-17, 2014 is rich in strategic significance and also high in terms of political symbolism indicating India’s relentless initiatives to reinforce the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership.

ASEAN: Analysis of Multilateral Relations

Paper No. 5773                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Introduction

Through the signing of the Bangkok Declaration on August 8th, 1967; the Association For Southeast Nations (ASEAN) was established1. The ASEAN member-States includes all Southeastern Asian nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Vietnam visit of Indian Foreign Minister

Paper No. 5772                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Foreign Minister, Ms Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week. The visit is significant in that Vietnam and India enjoy a long-standing close strategic relationship which has stood the test of times.

Vietnam is presently under tremendous Chinese political and military pressure in the South China Sea disputes foisted on Vietnam more specifically by superior Chinese military power.

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