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South East Asia: United States & India Convergent Strategic Interests 2018

Paper No. 6344                                    Dated 31-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States recent primacy to Indo Pacific security in its National Security Strategy 2018 and India’s primacy to its Act East Policy are implicitly focused on checkmating belatedly, China’s hegemonistic control over South East Asia, and this leads to increasing strategic convergences between the US and India

Bangladesh: Getting Ready For Elections: The BNP’s Dilemma

Paper No. 6343                               Dated 24-Jan-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It is now getting clear that towards the end of this year, Bangladesh will be having general elections. Both the main parties the Awami League and the BNP have begun preparations for the elections.
 

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017- (Triple Talaq bill)

Paper No. 6342                                   Dated 23-Jan-2018

By R. Upadhyay

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on December 28, 2017 to make the practice of instant triple talaq prevailing in Indian Muslim society a criminal offence with three years imprisonment and fine to the accused husband.

Israel-India Strategic Partnership 2017 “Seizing the Future” Strongly Reaffirmed in 2018: Analysis

Paper No. 6341                               Dated 22-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila           

The January 2018 visit of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has strongly reaffirmed the Israel-India Strategic Partnership signed in mid-2017 and which the Israeli Prime Minister had then very aptly described it as “Seizing the Future” and which was analysed in detail in my SAAG Paper No.6277 dated 10 July 2017 and so titled.www.southasiaanalysis.org

Japan’s Geopolitical Assertiveness is an Asian Security Imperative in 2018

Paper No. 6340                                  Dated 16-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asian security environment plagued with volatility spawned by China’s hegemonistic impulses visible in 2018 places a special call on Japan’s geopolitical assertiveness. Japan is well positioned to do so with its established and credible strategic footings as compared to India which is still positioning itself in the global strategic calculus.

Middle East Strategic Churning’s implications for South Asia

Paper No. 6339                                   Dated 12-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The ongoing strategic churning in Middle East portends an unpredictable course for regional power tussles which are not only spawning volatility amongst the United States and Russia but also generates geopolitical challenges for India and Pakistan, based on South Asian and Middle East regional contiguity.

Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of Contradictions-Analysis

Paper No. 6338                                     Dated 09-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

For far too long the United States has borne the strategic weight of Pakistan’s strategic contradictions of pretensions to be a staunch US ally and simultaneously resorting to destabilisation US interests in Afghanistan by terrorism and suicide bombings sponsored by Pakistan Army though its Islamic Jihadi affiliates.

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