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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.

Russia’s Strategic Forays in Asia Pacific in November 2013

Paper No. 5620                                        Dated 20-Dec-2013

Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s Strategic Pivot to Asia Pacific declared a year back seems to be fleshed out with remarkable alacrity. In the last month or so Russia has made strategic and political reach-outs to Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.

Russia & Japan in a Historical Political and Strategic Reachout

Paper No. 5591                                            Dated 4-Nov-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Russia and Japan in a historical political and strategic reach-out held their 2+2 meeting in Tokyo of their respective Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers on November 2, 2013, not only to discuss political issues but also a strategic dialogue to enhance defence and security cooperation.

Syria: Birth of a new US-Russian connection

Paper No. 5564                                         Dated 19-Sept-2013

Guest Column by Kumar David

The dramatic topic a few weeks ago was whether Obama would strike Syria but the next surprising development was that the US and Russia were close to agreeing on a UN Security Council resolution to strip Syria of its chemical weapons and use force under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter if Syria fails to obey; a 180 degrees turn by both.

Russia’s Strategic Choices in the Asia Pacific

Paper No. 5561                                        Dated 17-Sept-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s Strategic Pivot to Asia Pacific as declared by President Putin in September 2012 at the APEC Meeting in Vladivostok was analysed by me in SAAG Paper no 5452 dated 08 April 2013. It was pointed out then that “Russia’s strategic pivot to Asia Pacific undoubtedly will prove a strategic game-changer both in terms of its timing and its underlying intent”.

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