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Pakistan’s New Army Chief General Bajwa & India’s Futile Speculation

Paper No. 6200                               Dated 28-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s announcement of new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on November 24 2016 set in motion a torrent of futile Indian media speculation on positive implications for India in terms of his attitudinal postures.

US President elect Trump and the Global Effect

Paper No. 6198                                  Dated 22-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Despite pundits and punters, Donald J. Trump defeated his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to the American Presidency on Electoral College votes.  He is set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on 20th January 2016.  If the election for the President and Vice President was through direct votes Clinton would have won.  Leave these aside.

Greater Balochistan; A Quiet Frontier set to Explode

Paper No. 6197                                  Dated 15-Nov-2016

Guest Column by Alexander Murray

As infrastructure projects in Greater Balochistan come to be, governments across South and Central Asia should prepare for what will most likely turn into the region’s next hotbed of violence. Baloch across the region must be included in regional governments’ decision making processes or investors should prepare for the rural ethnic Baloch to thrust their projects into the dustbins of history.

Pakistan’s Military Containment an Inescapable Indian Imperative

Paper No. 6194                                          Dated 07-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan’s military containment becomes an inescapable Indian security imperative in 2016. Despite, contemporary geopolitics heavily loaded against Pakistan, surge in Pakistan’s India-centric military confrontation is visible.

Japan: Indian Imperatives to Enhance Strategic Bonds to a Higher Plane November 2016

Paper No. 6191                                 Dated 02-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asia’s evolving geopolitics places a high premium on Indian imperatives to enhance strategic bonds to a higher plane during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan on November11-12 2016 for the Annual Summit Dialogue.

Are India and China Drifting Apart?

Paper No. 6190                                 Dated 01-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments.  Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over.  It is back to the brass tracks.  Core interests are to the fore.

India’s Foreign Policy and the China-Pakistan Axis 2016

Paper No. 6186                                 Dated 20-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy has far too long been vainly straitjacketed by pious hopes that Indian appeasement policies of the 2004-14 era towards China and Pakistan would induce moderation in their adversarial stances against India.

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