Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 05:31
Paper No. 5634 Dated 15-Jan-2014
By Bhaskar Roy
Execution of middle to senior officials in North Korea are common and normally do not send disturbing signals beyond the country’s borders. The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle last month, however, was no normal execution. It shocked the world.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:38
Paper No. 5633 Dated 14-Jan-2014
By D.S. Rajan
Current trends make clear that tensions between China and Japan on political and strategic issues are increasing day by day.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 07:11
Paper No. 5602 Dated 13-Nov-2013
Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi
Australia’s conservative leader Tony Abbott swept into office in national elections recently as voters punished the outgoing Labour government for six years of turbulent rule and for failing to maximize the benefits of a now fading mining boom.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 08:28
Paper No. 5591 Dated 4-Nov-2013
By Dr Subhash Kapila
Russia and Japan in a historical political and strategic reach-out held their 2+2 meeting in Tokyo of their respective Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers on November 2, 2013, not only to discuss political issues but also a strategic dialogue to enhance defence and security cooperation.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 07:25
Paper No. 5561 Dated 17-Sept-2013
By Dr. Subhash Kapila
Russia’s Strategic Pivot to Asia Pacific as declared by President Putin in September 2012 at the APEC Meeting in Vladivostok was analysed by me in SAAG Paper no 5452 dated 08 April 2013. It was pointed out then that “Russia’s strategic pivot to Asia Pacific undoubtedly will prove a strategic game-changer both in terms of its timing and its underlying intent”.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 05:26
Paper No. 5468 Dated 23-Apr-2013
By Col. R. Hariharan
North Korea’s deployment of two additional short-range scud ballistic missile launchers in its eastern coast has strengthened speculations in the South that Pyongyang might launch a missile on April 25, the anniversary of North Korean army. According to South Korean media, the latest deployment was in addition to the seven mobile missile launchers already in place on the coast.
Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 09:22
Paper No. 5457 Dated 11-Apr-2013
By B. Raman
As Kim Jong-Un of North Korea, who completes one year as First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea on April 11, 2013, uses North Korea’s power of escalatory rhetoric to threaten the region with the danger of a nuclear war if its demands are not met, there is increasing nervousness not only among North Korea’s perceived adversaries such as the US, South Korea and Japan, but also in its traditional friend next door, namely, China.