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South China Sea Disputes Merits Geneva –Model International Conference

Paper No. 6073                                 Dated 10-Feb-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China with its illegal occupation of Paracels and Spratly Islands followed by conflict escalation in enlarging its military control over the entire South China Sea expanse by wholesale construction of military facilities on artificial islands on reclaimed coral reefs poses a serious threat to Indo Pacific and global security and that merits an international response.

New Law Signals China’s Intentions to accelerate its International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Paper No. 6066                                Dated 28-Jan-2016

By D. S. Rajan

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India’s ‘Look East’ and ‘Act East’ Policies Reviewed 2016

Paper No. 6057                                   Dated 18-Jan-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s ‘Look East ‘Policy was impelled by economic and political imperatives whereas India’s ‘Act East ‘Policy was impelled by India’s strategic imperatives to establish its strategic footprints in South East Asia, a region where India has had established its footprints centuries back and where China has been muscling-in its way for decades.

China: Personality Cult Growing around Xi Jinping?

Paper No. 6047                                  Dated 14-Dec-2015

By D. S. Rajan

As the end of the third year of China’s top leader Xi Jinping’s ascension to power approaches and a new year is to usher in,   one does not fail to see the regularly appearing evidence pointing towards not so concealed efforts to boost the image of the already all powerful leader, touching all key fields like ideology, politics, economy and military.

South China Sea Dominates ASEAN Summit & East Asia Summit November 2015 Proceedings Analysed

Paper No. 6039                                Dated 25-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea and China’s intractability on resolution of its South China Sea disputes with its ASEAN disputants found China strategically cornered with the dominating focus of global and regional leaders expressing deep concerns at these two important Summits held in Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur over the weekend with China still noticeably obdurate and clinging to its aggressive stand.

Book Review

Paper No. 6023                                              Dated 19-Oct-2015

By D. S. Rajan

China:  Confucius in the Shadows – Poonam Surie

(KW Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India; Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, India, 2015, pp 262, Rs 980/-)

Russia’s Strategic Pivot to the Middle East 2015

Paper No. 6021                                      Dated 12-Oct-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s strategic pivot to the Middle East in 2015 manifested by the Russian military intervention in Syria arises not only from Russian imperatives to bolster President Asaad’s regime in Syria but also that Russia’s strategic pivot to Asia Pacific  declared in 2012 failed to take off primarily due to China complicating the Russian initiative primarily focused on Japan.

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