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United States Strategic Over-Evaluation of Pakistan (Saag Paper No.313 of 11.09.2011) Revisited 2017

Paper No. 6311                                  Dated 16-Oct-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States has taken sixteen years down the line and numerous speed-breakers in US-Pakistan relations to realise that Pakistan was not only not delivering on US security interests but also undermining them. Sadly, this Paper of mine (Reproduced as Annexure) was coincidently published on the very morning of the Pakistan facilitated, financed and ISI trained Islamic Jihadi assaults in New York.

Afghanistan’s Renewed Significance in United States Geopolitical Calculus 2017

Paper No. 6286                                   Dated 07-Aug-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s renewed significance in United States geopolitical calculus in 2017 seems to be impelled by the challenge of Afghanistan becoming the cockpit of global power games with the surfacing of the China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral.

Afghanistan: Original Sins by United States & Prognostications 2017

Paper No. 6248                                  Dated 25-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States original sins on Afghanistan and the after effects of which haunt the United States in 2017 is that in both its military interventions in Afghanistan and more so the recent one in 2001 still ongoing, it overly depended on an unreliable and double-timing Pakistan to deliver US strategic objectives.

Russia in Waziristan; Kabul Needs Support, Not Competition

Paper No. 6237                                 Dated 05-Apr-2017

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

As the recent explosions on the St Petersburg metro are assessed, a continuing theme across the world is the question of whether or not a militant terror network was involved and if so, is it of a transnational design. Due to recurring attacks claimed and attributed to Daesh, this is a common global concern.

Russia’s Unprincipled Rebound to Afghanistan 2017

Paper No. 6236                                                Dated 03-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s unprincipled rebound to Afghanistan clearly visible in 2017 in the company of Pakistan and the Taliban who jointly spearheaded the Soviet exit from Afghanistan reflects the Russian depravity of political expediency.

Russia would be sorely disappointed if it has concluded that its renewed rebound to Afghanistan by an unholy coalition with Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban groups would result in the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Pakistan Army Chief’s Visit to United States November 2015 Analysed

Paper No. 6034                                 Dated 18-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif’s visit to United States from November 16-20, 2015 has raised more questions than meets the eye.  This is because of the contradictory reports in Pakistani media that the Pakistan Army Chief was not on a “US-invited visit” but instigated a “self-invited” visit, hardly a few weeks after the Pakistani Prime Minister had visited Washington to meet President Obama.

Afghanistan 2015: India should keep off the Strategic Muddle:

Paper No. 5961                         Dated 29-June-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan in 2015 presents a complex strategic muddle for which India is neither politically, strategically, nor militarily equipped, to compete with the growing strategic convergence of Russia-China-Pakistan interests despite inherent self-contradictions among the three, and the unfolding Afghan-ISIS confrontation.

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