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United States & West Confrontation with Russia: Geopolitical Consequences

Paper No. 6362                               Dated 03-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Grave geopolitical consequences are likely to flow for global security and stability by the ongoing confrontation between United States and the West with Russia. Highlighted in my past SAAG Papers was that the United States cannot afford two sets of Cold Wars with its global predominance under challenge.

Deen (Faith) Bachao Conferene – Does it help the Community?

Paper No. 6361                                     Dated 28-Mar-2018

by R. Upadhyay

Myanmar: Army continues its Offensive against Kachins- a setback to Peace efforts?

Paper No. 6360                                    Dated 27-Mar-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

In our paper 6350 dated 19 Feb 2018 we have mentioned that fighting between the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) and the Kachins had intensified and that the offensive instead of bringing around the KIA to signing the agreement would only result in throwing them in the lap of the Chinese through the newly formed FNPCC (Federal Political Negotiation and Consultation Committee) led by the Chinese supported UWSA (United Wa State Army).

Independent and impartial judiciary maintains Constitutionalism, rule of law

Paper No. 6359                                     Dated 26-03-2018

Guest Column by Anjum Parvez and Subhra Agarwal 

Independent and impartial judiciary is unequivocally regarded as one of the hallmarks of a vibrant democracy. It’s often said that the social development, prosperity and strengthening of democratic credentials in a society depends upon complete justice, independent judiciary and rule of law.

China’s Vital Geopolitical Stakes in Indian General Elections 2019

Paper No. 6358                                Dated 26-Mar-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China has vital geopolitical stakes in impeding the return to power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Indian General Elections 2019 as a strong Indian Government wedded to realism in foreign policy conduct endangers China’s blueprint in South Asia.

Nepal: Use of “China Card”- Nepal Gets rewarded: Update No. 363

Note No. 799     Dated 23-Mar-2018
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
In an earlier update (no. 360 dated 23rd feb.) we had referred to PM Oli’s statement on Indo-Nepal Relations.  We had said that what was more troubling was the open, brazen and arrogant declaration of Oli that he would be able to get more leverage from India by getting closer to China.  Though we criticised the statement, it looks that Oli was perhaps right in his assessment on relations with India.
 

China’s Strategic Vulnerabilities make it Assailable

Paper No. 6357                               Dated 20-Mar-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China in the 21st Century may have a mighty military machine and a threatening missiles arsenal capable of hitting Continental United States but the Great Wall of China on land and the Great Sea Wall of artificially constructed & fortified islands in South China Sea still have not made China unassailable

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