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Middle East Chess-Board Power-Play 2019

Paper No. 6513                     Dated 20-Nov-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Middle East chess-board in 2019is marked by intense power rivalries between the regional powers and a rearrangement of chess pieces by the two Major Powers----United States and Russia—traditional rivals vying for influence in this volatile region of the world which has been in a state of strife since end of First World War 1919 when new nations were carved out of the old Ottoman Empire.

Indo Pacific Security- Competing Narratives and India’s Choices:

Paper No 6511                Dated 15-Nov-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indo Pacific region encompassing the vast expanse from West Coast of the United States to the Eastern Littoral of Africa on the Indian Ocean and Australia in South Pacific has emerged in recent year as fulcrum of global security and stability. Competing security narratives led by United States and a reactive and hardly credible narrative by China challenges Indian foreign policy directions.

United States Prime Threat in 2020s is China and Not Russia:

Paper No. 6507                             Dated 2-Nov-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

In the 2020s, the United States will be presented with a challenging policy predicament to decide which is the ‘Prime Threat’ to United States national interests—China or Russia? United States won First Cold War with Former Soviet Union but in 2020s can United States win evolving Cold War with China without a ‘Russia Reset’ policy?

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Nepal: Xi Jinping’s Visit:Looking for Strategic Partnership?

Paper No. 6506               Dated . 18-Oct-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Xi Jinping , President of China visited Nepal on his way back from Mamallapuram for two days from 12th October.

Prime Minister Oli in his twitter message described the visit as “immensely successful”. On the other hand, the Chinese side would have been disappointed that they could not get Nepal sign the extradition treaty on which they were very keen.

China-India Himalayan Divergences Unscaleable by Chennai Connect

Paper No. 6505               Dated 14-Oct-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitically in 2019 it would be a truism for China to accept that India is no longer a strategic push-over as despite China’s massive asymmetries in relative military and economic power the same cannot be translated into geopolitical power warranting China to continue with its South Asia policies with “Pakistan-Centrality” fixations.

China-India Informal Summit-Wuhan 2.0 October 2019 in India is a non-event.

Paper No. 6503                   Dated 5-Oct-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping-Indian PM Modi meet scheduled outside Chennai, India on October 10-13 2019 as a follow-up to Wuhan Informal Summit in China is headed to be a ‘Non-Event’ rich in optics but low in substance as China’s recent geopolitical stances on issues of concern to India have been adversarial.

India Positioned as Global Major Power by PM Modi in September 2019:

Paper No. 6501                   Dated  1-0ct-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India undoubtedly stands positioned as a global Major Power by PM Narendra Modi in September 2019 evidenced by PM Modi’s ‘blitzkrieg’ diplomatic forays in United States and UN General Assembly and preceded by PM Modi presiding as Chief Guest over the Far Eastern Economic Forum Summit at Vladivostok in Russia.

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