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Afghanistan’s Future: The imperatives of United States Resolve

Paper No. 6329                                 Dated 18-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan in no military sense has emerged as United States ‘Second Vietnam’ ; however if the United States wavers in its current resolve to stabilise Afghanistan’s governance and security, then, the China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral could possibly succeed in making Afghanistan a ‘Second Vietnam’ for United States.

Russia-China-India Trilateral Geopolitically Redundant in 2017

Paper No. 6328                                  Dated 15-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The recent Russia-China-India Trilateral Foreign Ministers Meet in New Delhi brings into sharp focus the charade of perpetuating a geopolitically redundant conclave which serves no security interests of India.

Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

Paper No. 6326                                   Dated 11-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army having ruled over Pakistan for nearly half its existence since 1947 has no credits to distinguish itself in terms of Pakistan’s nation-building; the contrary is true in that despite its pretentions of being the “Glue that Holds Pakistan Together”, Pakistan as a nation in 2017 is unstuck and dysfunctional.

Indo Pacific Treaty Organisation Emerges Asia Security Imperative in end-2017

Paper No. 6325                                 Dated 05-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indo Pacific Asia as a geopolitical conception replacing the earlier concept of Asia Pacific has evolved markedly since 2008-2009 synchronous with China’s switch from exercise of ‘Soft Power’ to ‘Hard Power’ in Chinese strategic formulations in its Asian strategies which since then singularly are characterised by aggressive military brinkmanship.

Japan’s Imperatives to Break-Free from its Pacifist Constitution

Paper No. 6324                                   Dated 28-Nov-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan on the verge of 2018 is geopolitically a ‘Leading Power’ in Asia along with India, and both as important heavy counterweights to a militarily disruptive China need to fast-track their corresponding military build-ups. Japan needs to unshackle itself from its Pacifist Constitution to do so.

South Korea’s Strategic Imperatives to Shed Historical Mind sets on Japan

Paper No. 6322                                 Dated 20-Nov-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contextual North East Asia security imperatives dictate in 2017 for South Korea to opt for a ‘Nixonian Moment’ of a serious and sustained political and strategic reachout to Japan and shed its historical mindsets on Japan and not follow China’s footsteps of an eternal damnation of Japan.

US President Trump’s Asia Pacific Tour November 2017- An Estimative Analysis

Paper No. 6319                                  Dated 13-Nov-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US  President Trump’s first tour of the Asia Pacific in November 2017, nearly a year after assuming office, raises two questions in terms of estimative analysis--- whether it was a strategic foray to a highly volatile region critical for US security or was it merely a diplomatic necessity, particularly in relation to China?

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