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Russia’s Foreign Policy 2015 Unhitched from Traditional Moorings

Paper No. 6008                                 Dated 14-Sept-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s foreign policy in 2015 appears unhitched from its traditional moorings of President Putin aspiration to re-emerge as an independent global power centre and has lapsed into playing second-fiddle and ‘band-wagoning’ with China, hardly reflecting Great Power aspirations.

Russia Loses its Strategic Sheen with India:

Paper No. 5948                            Dated 8-June-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia in 2015 has lost its strategic sheen and strategic utility to India after more than four decades of being the sheet-anchor of India’s security. The onus of this Indian perception gaining ground lies on Russia squarely for switching to China as sheet-anchor of Russia’s foreign policy.

Global Security Management: Which “G-2” Will the Global Community Prefer?

Paper No. 5868                                 Dated 09-Feb-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The global community would prefer a G-2 combination of the United States and Russia, a combination which held world peace throughout the tumultuous Cold War era. However the United States prefers a G-2 combination of USA and China.

India-Russia-United States Strategic Pyramid Analysed

Paper No 5844                                       Dated 16-Dec-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India under Modi Sarkar sits atop the strategic pyramid with Russia and the United States at the base at opposing ends intending to reinforce their respective Strategic Partnerships with India to their advantage.

Russia and India Relations at Strategic Crossroads

Paper No. 5836                                Dated 02-Dec-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The time-honoured Russia-India Strategic Partnership stands poised at unpredictable crossroads not because of India but of Russia’s strategic petulance to spite India by signing a Russia-Pakistan Defence and Security Cooperation Agreement.

Pakistan and Russia Sign Defence and Military Cooperation Agreement

Paper No. 5826                                 Dated 21-Nov-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and Russia signed a ‘Defence and Military Cooperation Agreement’ on November 20 in Rawalpindi during the significantly first-ever visit of a Russian Defence Minister to Pakistan in the changing security environment.

Indo-Pacific Asia Dominated by Competing Politico-Strategic Dynamics

Paper No. 5760                                      Dated 06-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The ‘China Threat’ now patently hovering over both the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions has prompted the emergence in strategic discourse of a new construct ‘Indo-Pacific Asia’ as a much wider prism for strategic analysis.

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