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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.

Crimea, and China-Russia Relations

Paper No. 5677                                        Dated 31-Mar-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The Crimean referendum to join Russia and subsequent action by Kremlin incorporating it into Russian territory has raised several questions on issues of territorial sovereignty and aspirations of people. Consequent to this development Russia was expelled form the G-8 and certain sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union.

Russia’s Resurgence: Policy Options for United States

Paper No. 5663                                      Dated 12-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s resurgence ever since the turn of the millennium was dismissively ignored by successive United States policy establishments presumably buoyed by delusionary strategic assessments of continued longevity of United States unipolarity.

Russia & United States: Re-Start of A New Cold War?

Paper No. 5657                                       Dated 03-Mar-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

United States by manipulating ongoing domestic political dynamics in Ukraine seems to be intent on re-playing the old Cold War global chess-board with Russia by strategic destabilisation of a resurgent Russia’s peripheries.

Asian Security: Impact of the North East Asia Strategic Quadrilateral

Paper No. 5639                                       Dated 30-Jan-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Asian security and stability is nowhere more impacted than by the power- play and balance of power in North East Asian strategic quadrilateral comprising Russia, Japan, China and the United States and this is a strategic reality that has prevailed ever since 1945 when the United States and Russia emerged as superpowers.

Russia and China Headed for an Inevitable Geopolitical Clash

Paper No. 5628                                           Dated 02-Jan-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Russia’s “Great Power Aspirations” and China’s “Chinese Dream” (euphemism for China’s bid for global power status on par with United States) inherently carry the seed of an inevitable geopolitical clash of interests.

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