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South China Sea: China Regenerates Coercion and Brinkmanship against Vietnam

Paper No. 5697                                       Dated 8-May-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

China has once again endangered security and stability in the maritime expanse of the South China Sea region by repetition of its traditional strategy of military coercion and brinkmanship against Vietnam in early May 2014.

United States President Visits Asia Pacific April 2014: Challenges

Paper No. 5688                                      Dated 25-Apr-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States President Obama commenced his four-nation visit to the Asia Pacific region by his first State Visit to Japan which commenced on April 23 2014 and will be followed by visits to South Korea, Philippines and Malaysia and these visits becoming strategically significant in that contextually it is taking place against rising tensions generated by China in East Asia more pointedly.

South China Sea: Indonesia Finally Sheds Strategic Ambiguity

Paper No. 5686                                         Dated 16-Apr-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indonesia finally shed its strategic ambiguity in March 2014 on the China-generated South China Sea conflicts by Indonesian officials asserting that China’s Nine Dash Line is in conflict with Indonesia’s maritime sovereignty around the Natuna Inlands in response to increased Chinese military activities in the Southern Segment of the South China Sea.

India-Japan Vietnam Strategic Trilateral- An Asian Security Imperative

Paper No. 5674                                Dated 28-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India-Japan-Vietnam strategic trilateral emerges in 2014 as an indigenous Asian security imperative against the contextual background of United States and Russia despite their Strategic Pivots to Asia getting distracted by global and regional events.

Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Adding Substantial Contours

Paper No. 5666                                      Dated 18-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang is currently on a State-visit to Japan in what can be read as a calibrated attempt by both Vietnam and Japan to adding substantial contours to their existing Strategic Partnership to meet the security challenges confronting them.

Festering Wounds in Little India

Paper No. 5656                                          Dated 28-Feb-2014

Guest Column by Prof. V. Suryanarayan

In a turbulent region, characterized by xenophobia, the Republic of Singapore was considered to be an oasis of stability and orderly progress.

Vietnam’s Epochal Saga of Beating Back Massive Chinese Invasion 1979

Paper No. 5653                                        Dated 25-Feb-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

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