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Why Absence of India from APEC Dismays China

Paper No. 5833                                   Dated 28-Nov-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The November 2014 APEC summit in Beijing should make the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China (CPC), proud. It is not only the summit, but discussions with foreign leaders on the sidelines of the summit that must be read together.

Maldives: Its Size, Strategic Importance and Vulnerability:

Paper No. 5821         Dated 14-Nov-2014
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
In reply to a question by the opposition MP Ahmed Nashid whether joining the Chinese initiative  of Maritime Silk Route would adversely affect the relations with the neighbouring countries, the Foreign Minister Dunya said that Maldives, as an independent and sovereign nation, is not obliged to consult other countries before making foreign policy.
 

Afghanistan Post-2014: Politico-Strategic Perspectives

Paper No. 5820                                  Dated 12-Nov-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan post-2014 politico-strategic perspectives are complex, intriguing and clouded by unpredictability given its tortured history where external powers outplayed their strategic hands at the cost of Afghanistan’s political stability.

Security concerns over Chinese submarines visit to Colombo

Paper No. 5818                                     Dated 10-Nov-2014

By Col. R. Hariharan

Chinese Submarines in Sri Lanka

Paper No. 5817                                  Dated 10-Nov-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The docking of two Chinese submarines in Sri Lanka within a space of two months raises pertinent questions. As any naval expert would agree docking of submarines is essentially different from port-calls or docking by a warship, because a submarine is a stealth weapon.

China-India Military Confrontation: Strategic Reality Check

Paper No. 5806                                     Dated 17 Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Heading Towards Strategic Redundancy? (SAAG Paper No.4092 Dated October 17, 2010) Reviewed

Paper No. 5804                                 Dated 13-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

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