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China’s Mythification as Superpower by United States Fades

Paper No. 6167                                     Dated 08-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly, United States mythification of China as a potential Superpower seems to have lasted as long as China confined itself to use of ‘Soft Power’ strategies to gain influence in Asia Pacific. The switch to ‘Hard Power’ under President Xi Jinping from 2012 signalled the end of America’s ‘China Dream’.

Russia-US Rapproachment- A Strategic Imperative:

Paper No. 6155                               Dated 01-Aug-2016
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Russia and United States estranged relationship impinges on global security and stability with China as a ‘revisionist power’ being the major beneficiary of this estrangement and with vested interests in sustaining this trust-deficit.
 

South China Sea Arbitration –Likely Fallouts

Paper No. 6149                                  Dated 18-Jul-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

The much awaited ruling of the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration on the South China Sea (SCS) case brought by the Philippines against China over disputed maritime claims finally came on July 12, at The Hague. 

South China Sea Arbitration: Evolving geopolitical battle lines between China and the US

Paper No. 6147                           Dated 13-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Prof.  B. R. Deepak

Well over three years since the Philippines initiated arbitration proceedings as regards its maritime jurisdiction in the South China Sea (SCS), The Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration announced the award of the arbitration on 12 July 2016.

India's Salience in the Global Strategic Calculus -2016

Paper No. 6131                                 Dated 22-June-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitical constellations in mid-2016 have positioned India in an unmistakeable salience in the global strategic calculus which revolves around the power-play of the United States, Russia and China’s Superpower pretensions.

The Modi Doctrine and the United States: Analysis

Paper No. 6126                              Dated 13-June-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Modi Doctrine christened as such by the Obama Administration in June 2016 was a strategic inevitability from which India shied away in earlier years in defiance of compelling geopolitical and strategic realities.

US India Relations and imperatives for China

Paper No. 6125                                  Dated 10-Jun-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

While reporting on the visit of Modi to US and the US-India relations which are on the upswing, the state run Global Times published an article on 08th June 2016[i] with the title “India’s vision cannot be realized by containing China”.

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