Follow @southasiaanalys

Strategic Affairs & Security

details of strategic affairs and security

Afghanistan’s Turbulent Neighbourhood 2020-Implications Analysed

Paper No. 6534                       Dated 15-Jan-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan already suffering the tyranny of its geostrategic location generating Major Powers’ conflicting rivalries and if the decades-long disruptive strategies against it by its meddlesome neighbour Pakistan were not enough now stares at a turbulent Islamic neighbourhood with implications of pushing distant any chances of peace and stability.

United States at Strategic Crossroads in the Middle East. 2020

Paper No 6531               Dated 6-Jan-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The overheated Middle East conflictual environment with the US-Iran adversarial confrontation manifested in diverse domains moved a notch higher in January 2020 to ignition point by United States  in what perceptionaly appears to be United States possible ‘War of Choice’ than a ‘War of Necessity’.

Mapping Iran-US Crisis After the Soleimani Incident

Paper No.6530                  Dated 6-Jan-2020

Guest Column: By Dr. Rajesh Krishnamachari

The year has commenced ominously with increased US-Iran tensions triggered by the targeted killing of Qasem Soleimani, the long-term head of Iran’s Quds Force. In this note, we address three questions raised by this event:

Tags: 

Russia- Iran-China- A New Strategic Trilateral in the Making:

Paper No. 6528 .             Dated  29-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan Army Grip on Nation’s Political Dynamics Challenged- An Analysis.

Paper No. 6526                      dated 22-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and Pakistan Army stand at unprecedented political crossroads in December 2019 where Pakistan Army’s shock and awe with which Pakistan Army inflicted long spells of Army rule by Army Chiefs usurping political power seems to have waned as evidenced by cumulative political civilian protests and questioning of the Army combined with Judiciary assertion dating back to 2008.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation at 70- A Strategic Review:

Paper No. 6523                   Dated  14-Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) which recently held its Summit on completion of 70 years of existence presented a spectacle of inherent contradictions in its ranks while at the same time in the Summit Statement defining a new strategic challenge in the form of China. It remains to be seen whether NATO remains focussed on the ‘China Challenge’.

Tags: 

China’s President Externally & Internally Besieged- 2019

Paper No. 6520                   Dated 3- Dec-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly as 2019 is ending, China’s 21st Century Emperor President Xi Jinping seemingly invincible with masterly control of all Party and Government organs under his absolute command seems to be losing that aura by being both externally and internally besieged that  has serious implications  for regional and global security and stability.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Strategic Affairs & Security