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Vietnam-India-Japan Trilateral as an Asian Strategic Coalition

Paper No. 5810                                  Dated 24-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Imperatives exist for the crystallisation of an Asian Strategic Coalition comprising Vietnam, Japan and India for a more balanced Asian security environment and the foundation for this is already in existence in the form of Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership, Japan-India Special Global &Strategic Partnership and Japan-Vietnam Strategic Partnership.

Vietnam Prime Minister Highly Significant Visit to India-October 2014

Paper No. 5809                                   Dated 21-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Highly significant in the geopolitical context and in adding substance to the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership (2007) will be the forthcoming visit of Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s visit to India in end October 2014. No stranger to India Prime Minister Dung’s visit will be his first visit after the Modi Government assumed office in May 2014.

Vietnam Visit by Indian President Strategically Significant

Paper No. 5786                                      Dated 15-Sept-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian President’s visit to Vietnam from September 14-17, 2014 is rich in strategic significance and also high in terms of political symbolism indicating India’s relentless initiatives to reinforce the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership.

ASEAN: Analysis of Multilateral Relations

Paper No. 5773                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Introduction

Through the signing of the Bangkok Declaration on August 8th, 1967; the Association For Southeast Nations (ASEAN) was established1. The ASEAN member-States includes all Southeastern Asian nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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Vietnam visit of Indian Foreign Minister

Paper No. 5772                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian Foreign Minister, Ms Sushma Swaraj is scheduled to visit Vietnam next week. The visit is significant in that Vietnam and India enjoy a long-standing close strategic relationship which has stood the test of times.

Vietnam is presently under tremendous Chinese political and military pressure in the South China Sea disputes foisted on Vietnam more specifically by superior Chinese military power.

South China Sea: China’s Unfolding Strategic Blueprint for Full-Spectrum Dominance

Paper No. 5746                                         Dated 21-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

(Observations made at Round Table Conference at Danang, Vietnam May 20 2014 by Dr Subhash Kapila following the International Workshop on May 19 2014.)

South China Sea has emerged as an explosive regional and global flashpoint endangering the security and stability of the wider Indo Pacific region. This arises mainly from China’s propensity to use force to settle territorial disputes.

Japan Embraces Wider Strategic Horizons in New Security Postures

Paper No. 5739                                        Dated 04-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Japan has finally unshackled itself from its six decades old ‘Peace Constitution’ this week in response to the ever enlarging ‘China Threat’ and intensified Chinese military aggressiveness and coercive brinkmanship threatening Japan and East Asia.

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