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Myanmar: Kyaukphyu Port-The Dragon Enters in a Big Way

Paper No. 6467            Dated  6-Dec-2018

By S. Chandrasekharan

Pakistan-US Relationship in Spiralling Nosedive -End 2018

Paper No. 6465                Dated 2-Dec-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Strategic denouement of the United States with Pakistan’s limited strategic utility to US interests was noticeable in end of last decade and has finally come to a head in end-2018 with emergence in Pakistan of PM Imran Khan carrying heavy baggage of Anti-Americanism and proclivity for enhanced relations with China-a country in confrontational mode with USA.

Myanmar: The State of the Peace Process and the Chinese Involvement:

Paper No. 6464 .   Dated 24-Nov-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

On November 21, Suu Kyi made an important speech at the Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation Process at Nay Pyi Taw in which she frankly explained the challenges the Myanmar Government had faced in moving ahead with the Peace Process.  

To me, it looked like a message not only to the domestic audience and various entities like the Army but also to the outside world when she touched upon the Rakhine Issue too.

China and United States on a Collision Trajectory -2018

Paper No. 6463              Dated 24-Nov-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China in end-2018 seems set firmly on a collision trajectory with the United States which has got accentuated with Chinese President Xi Jinping with his oversized strategic ambitions having met more than his match in US President Trump imbued with his ‘America First’ national aim brooking no Chinese challenge to dilute US global predominance.

China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

Paper No. 6460         Dated 17-Nov-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s invitation to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit China in end-October 2018 may be significant in terms of China’s shift to reset relations with Japan due to prevailing geopolitical pressures but it certainly does not herald ‘game-changer’ long term perspective in established US-led security architecture in East Asia.

Pakistan-China headed for Massive Shift due to Geopolitical Compulsions

Paper No   6459 .                 Dated 10-Nov-2018

onBy Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitical compulsions seem to be bearing down heavily in steering Pakistan- China ‘All Weather Iron Brother Relations’ towards a massive shift in end-2018 whose first indicator has been the less than successful first visit of new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Beijing from November 02-05 2018.

Japan-India Summit Significant when Geopolitically Viewed:

Paper No 6455              Dated 4-Nov-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s shadows hovered ominously over the Japan-India Summit 2018 even though not explicitly mentioned by name as Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Indian PM Narendra Modi confabulated at Tokyo on October 29 2018 for their annual dialogue. This is borne out by the contents of the Joint Japan-India Vision Statement 2018 and the summations enshrined.

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