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Vietnam Visit by Chinese President-November 2015 Analysed

Paper No. 6027                                Dated 02-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping as Vietnam’s geographically oversized, militarily dominating and aggressive, politically over-bearing and coercive Northern neighbour will be on an invitational visit to Vietnam on November 5-6, 2015 against the contextual background of China’s marked conflict-escalation in the South China Sea ever since President Xi Jinping assumed the Chinese Presidency.

Russia-China Strategic Nexus: How Strategic?

Paper No. 6016                                  Dated 05-Oct-2015

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia-China strategic nexus and the troubled China-US relations are the most hotly debated topics in global strategic nexus in the 21st Century.

Vietnam-United States In Quest Of Strategic Partnership

Paper No. 5968                               Dated 14-Jul-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s hegemonistic belligerence and aggressive brinkmanship postures on its contentious claims to the maritime expanses of the Western Pacific involving Japan, Philippines and Vietnam have seemingly impelled Vietnam and the United States in the quest of a strategic partnership.

Vietnam: Coercive Political Outreach by China

Paper No. 5918                                  Dated 23-Apr-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China chastened by cumulative international condemnation over its conflict escalation in South China Sea in mid-2014 embarked on a political outreach to Vietnam, but highly coercive in nature.

South China Sea & Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy Analysed

Paper No. 5881                                   Dated 26-Feb-2015

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Strategically responding to China’s conflict escalation in South China Sea, newly elected President WIdodo announced Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy in November 2014.

Contextually, Indonesia should have responded much earlier for a redefinition of Indonesia’s maritime postures in keeping with China’s enlarging escalation of conflict in the South China Sea against Indonesia’s ASEAN neighbours.

Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make- The Case of Anwar Ibrahim

Paper No. 5873                                Dated 19-Feb-2015

Guest Column by Dr. V. Suryanarayan

The recent decision of the Malaysian Federal Court to uphold the judgement of the lower court and punish Anwar Ibrahim in the sodomy case has sent shock waves throughout Malaysia. The judgement has also saddened the upholders of human rights throughout the world.

South China Sea 2014: China’s Military Provocations Continue Relentlessly

Paper No. 5854                                Dated 06-Jan-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s military provocations and brinkmanship in the South China Sea maritime expanse continued relentlessly in2014 belying the belief of those who claim that China is a responsible power and a stakeholder in Asia Pacific stability.

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