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Letter from Hong Kong-Youthful naiveté versus a sclerotic state

Paper No. 5802                                        Dated 13-Oct-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David

Bright young faces, technically savvy, nimble of mind, polite and controlled in protest; 30 years of intimacy with Hong Kong, nearly 25 in universities in HK and China had not prepared me for this fortnight. I have not before seen the youthful flower of Hong Kong’s future bloom so bright; but not without its share of blunders costing it the public support it had initially garnered.

India-Japan Vietnam Strategic Trilateral- An Asian Security Imperative

Paper No. 5674                                Dated 28-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India-Japan-Vietnam strategic trilateral emerges in 2014 as an indigenous Asian security imperative against the contextual background of United States and Russia despite their Strategic Pivots to Asia getting distracted by global and regional events.

Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Adding Substantial Contours

Paper No. 5666                                      Dated 18-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang is currently on a State-visit to Japan in what can be read as a calibrated attempt by both Vietnam and Japan to adding substantial contours to their existing Strategic Partnership to meet the security challenges confronting them.

Vietnam’s Epochal Saga of Beating Back Massive Chinese Invasion 1979

Paper No. 5653                                        Dated 25-Feb-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

North East Asia Strategically Notices India

Paper 5635                                              Dated 16-Jan-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

North East Asia is a strategically significant region which earlier experienced intense Cold War confrontations and is now witnessing the unfolding of possibly a new more intense Cold War, this time between China and the United States and in both cases Japan and South Korea are significant regional players on this chessboard.

North Korea’s Publicized But Opaque Execution

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.

China-Japan Friction: How Can India Respond?

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.

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