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India’s Inescapable Strategic Imperative 2020- The ‘Quad’ Option

Paper No. 6551       Dated 20-Mar-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India for all purposes is virtually a full-fledged and active proponent of the Indo Pacific strategic grouping ‘The QUAD’ comprising United States, Japan, Australia and India but India imparts it with muted diplomatic tones so as not to raise China’s hackles against which ‘The QUAD’ is pointedly intended at and structured for in operational concepts.

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Afghanistan's US-Taliban Peace Deal Perceptionally Unsustainable.

Paper No. 6547                           Dated 8-Mar-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s much awaited US-Taliban peace deal signed over last weekend perceptionaly emerges as unsustainable as it stands signed under weight of contemporary political pressures on both United States and the Taliban with extreme mutual distrust of each other’s warring opponents still menacingly hovering  above the prospects.

US President Trump’s India Visit-Geopolitically Significant:

Paper No. 6541 .                Dated 14-Feb-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila    

US President Trump’s first visit to India on February 25, 2020 is highly significant geopolitically when churning global politics presents unpredictable power templates and challenging strategic uncertainties to both the United States and India too, mainly generated by China not emerging as a responsible stakeholder in Indo Pacific security.

Myanmar: Current Developments and President Xi’s Visit: China Gains

Paper No. 6539                   Dated 12-Feb-2020

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

President Xi JinPing made a two-day visit to Myanmar on 17th and 18th of January.  Though the visit was declared as one to mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries, the real reason for the visit appears to be to regain the momentum of the Chinese dominance in Myanmar which had shown some strains recently.

Pakistan and China's Hybrid Warfare against India:

Paper No. 6537              Dated  4-Feb-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and China in continuation of their relentless adversarial and conflictual military postures against India for decades now appear to have switched over in years preceding 2020 to strategies of hybrid warfare against India having failed to arrest India’s noticeable geopolitical and military rise with the advent of Indian PM Narendra Modi in 2014.

Japan &India Convergent Strategic Perspectives on ‘China-Threat’ Analysed:

Paper No. 6535 .                     Dated 24-Jan-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan and India while adhering to diplomatic niceties may under-play or de-emphasise  the ‘China Threat’  as detrimental to Asian Security and to respective national security interests of Japan and India but undeniably the strategic reality is that it was their convergent strategic perspectives on ‘China Threat’ which strongly binds them in 2020 in Special Strategic Partnership.

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.

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