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United States Potent Existential Crisis- 2018- The China Threat.

Paper No.6480                 Dated  16-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The ‘China Threat ‘emerging in 2018  in comprehensive and diverse manifestations poses an existential crisis challenging not only the continuance of United States as the global unipolar Superpower but also targeted with intended consequences of prompting the United States to retreat into isolation within its continental confines.

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Myanmar: Army Announces Cease-fire for four months:

Paper No. 6477 .      Dated 7-Jan-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 21st December, in a surprise move ,the Army Chief Gen. Hliang announced a four-month ceasefire of operations in the northern and eastern regions bordering China and to end by April 30th  2019.

Russia-India Relationship Perspectives Beyond 2018

Paper No. 6475 .   Dated 5- Jan-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia-India relationship beyond 2018 in terms of perspectives does not offer the same optimism and generate the same fizz as it did till before the disintegration of the Former Soviet Union. Geopolitically and in terms of strategic embrace, Russia at turn of Millennium swung towards China and India moved strategically closer to the United States. The reverse swing by both Russia and China was both geopolitical and geostrategic.

Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From Afghanistan:

 Paper No. 6473                          Dated 30-Dec-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s geostrategic location and presence of US Forces embedded in Afghanistan provide a sheet anchor for Indo Pacific security on its Western Periphery. Indo Pacific Security template has comprehensively emerged as crucial for US security in 2018 prompting rechristening of US Pacific Command as US Indo Pacific Command.

Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture:

Paper No. 6471 .             Dated 16-Dec-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan facing comprehensive threats from a militaristic China and its nuclear proxy North Korea has finally woken up from its Peace Constitution Article 9 slumber realising that the ‘China Threat’ to Japan’s National Security is real and embarked on review of reinforcing its deterrent capabilities both in terms of military hardware and operational doctrines.

Iran: Suicide Attack in Chabahar: Its Implications

Paper No. 6470 .    Dated 12-Dec-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 6th December, a terrorist driving a vehicle laden with explosives tried to enter the Police Headquarters in Chabahar, of Sistan-Baluchistan Province of Iran.

Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

Paper No. 6468                   Dated  9-Dec-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitically in end-2018 the United States finds itself in a policy conundrum on Afghanistan primarily because of the inability of US policy planners to recognise that Afghanistan geographically flanked by Pakistan and Iran as Islamist Sates adversarial to United States complicates effective US embedment in Afghanistan for restoration of stability and security.

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