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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.

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): Responses from China and options for India

Paper No. 6020                                  Dated 12-Oct-2015

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

TPP is a trade agreement with 12 Pacific Rim countries that has been signed on 5 October 2015 in secrecy after 5 years marathon negotiations but still subject to ratification by the member states.

China: What Xi Jinping may tell the UNGA

Paper No. 6012                                     Dated 24-Sept-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

One of China’s leading official newspapers, the Global Times (Sept 22), gave a hint on some important points that President Xi Jinping may expound on, in his speech to the UN General Assembly next week.  The report gave brief glimpses of a Position Paper prepared by leading Chinese experts for Xi’s address.

Show of Force in China: A few Takeaways from the V-J parade

Paper No. 6002                                 Dated 04-Sept-2015

Guest Column by Prof. B. R. Deepak

A 90 minute massive parade consisting of more than 12,000 troops of PLA formed the main event in the V-J parade in Beijing.

China: Second Aircraft Carrier Base in Hainan- What it means for India?

Paper No. 5988                                Dated 17-Aug-2015

By D. S. Rajan

It is a known fact that the first aircraft carrier base of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is located at Dalian, in Liaoning province; the carrier ‘Liaoning’ was commissioned into China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on September 25, 2012. 

China: 9th Defence White Paper- A Departure from the Past

Paper No. 5947      Dated 7-June-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

South China Sea: United States Must Pre-Empt Gathering Storm

Paper No. 5937                                Dated 25-May-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea is witnessing a gathering strategic storm unleashed by China’s brazen brinkmanship to gain full-spectrum dominance over this maritime expanse with a new strategy of creating man-made ‘Artificial Islands ‘besides its illegal military occupation of Paracel and Spratly Islands groups.

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