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Mapping Iran-US Crisis After the Soleimani Incident

Paper No.6530                  Dated 6-Jan-2020

Guest Column: By Dr. Rajesh Krishnamachari

The year has commenced ominously with increased US-Iran tensions triggered by the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani, the long-term head of Iran’s Quds Force. In this note, we address three questions raised by this event:

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Russia- Iran-China- A New Strategic Trilateral in the Making:

Paper No. 6528 .             Dated  29-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army Grip on Nation’s Political Dynamics Challenged- An Analysis.

Paper No. 6526                      dated 22-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and Pakistan Army stand at unprecedented political crossroads in December 2019 where Pakistan Army’s shock and awe with which Pakistan Army inflicted long spells of Army rule by Army Chiefs usurping political power seems to have waned as evidenced by cumulative political civilian protests and questioning of the Army combined with Judiciary assertion dating back to 2008.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation at 70- A Strategic Review:

Paper No. 6523                   Dated  14-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) which recently held its Summit on completion of 70 years of existence presented a spectacle of inherent contradictions in its ranks while at the same time in the Summit Statement defining a new strategic challenge in the form of China. It remains to be seen whether NATO remains focussed on the ‘China Challenge’.

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China’s President Externally & Internally Besieged- 2019

Paper No. 6520                   Dated 3- Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly as 2019 is ending, China’s 21st Century Emperor President Xi Jinping seemingly invincible with masterly control of all Party and Government organs under his absolute command seems to be losing that aura by being both externally and internally besieged that  has serious implications  for regional and global security and stability.

India: A Little Revisionism Never Hurts Anyone

Paper No. 6519                Dated  2-Dec- 2019

  Guest Column: By Vasud Torsekar

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Middle East Chess-Board Power-Play 2019

Paper No. 6513                     Dated 20-Nov-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Middle East chess-board in 2019is marked by intense power rivalries between the regional powers and a rearrangement of chess pieces by the two Major Powers----United States and Russia—traditional rivals vying for influence in this volatile region of the world which has been in a state of strife since end of First World War 1919 when new nations were carved out of the old Ottoman Empire.

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