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India as Natural Ally of the West- Reflected in Indian Foreign Policy Formulations 2020

Paper No. 6716                         Dated 21-Dec-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India stood firmly embedded as ‘Natural Ally of the West” in 2020 as future historians of India’s foreign policy would record in the years to come assessing from the pattern, trend and intensity of  India’s strategic partnerships exhibited in India’s foreign policy 2014-20 under BJP PM Narendra  Modi.

Afghanstan: Challenges Before Joe Biden Administration

Paper No. 6713             Dated 19-Dec-2020                  

Guest Column By Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra

 The Incoming Joe Biden's administration will have lesser options in dealing with the Afghan insurgency. It cannot choose to go offensive despite the fact that the peace table has not registered any notable progress thus far and insurgency continues unabated. 

ASEAN Geopolitical Centrality in South East Asia 2020 Hinges on Dispensing Neutrality on China

Paper No. 6699                Dated 9-Nov-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

 “Perceptions” generated by visible foreign policy attitudinal inclinations count more than “Intentions” in foreign policy dynamics of Nations or Regional Organisations, ASEAN representing South East Asia, stands close to losing its credibility with its apparent neutrality or divided responses on China’s aggression in South China Sea.

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United States-India Strategic Partnership Touches Himalayan Heights in 2020

Paper No. 6697                        Dated 30-Oct-2020
By Dr Subhash Kapila
United States-India Strategic Partnership has touched ‘Himalayan Heights’ , both literally and figuratively in 2020 commencing with its upgradation to a “Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’ during President Trump’s visit in February and assertions made by United States during  US-India Third 2+2 Dialogue Meet recently.
 

Afghanistan and India 2020 Emerging Perspectives

Paper No. 6694                         Dated 21-Oct-2020
By Dr Subhash Kapila
Afghanistan in 2020 is at critical crossroads arising from uncertainties in wake of US-Taliban Doha Accords impelled by US political expediencies. However, one glimmering certainty is India’s continuing commitment to Afghanistan’s secure and stable future.
 

Turkey’s Perceptional Geopolitical Downslide under President Erdogan

Paper No. 6688    Dated 29-Sep-2060

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitics focuses on political power and international relations and in the case of Turkey under President Erdogan there is a perceptible geopolitical decline chiefly arising from pursuit of Ottomanesque imperial impulses that have cost Tukey strained regional and global relations.

Corona Virus (Wuhan) and the Chinese Hypocrisy:

Paper No. 6687                    Dated 25-Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
On 23rd September,Xi Jinping  spoke at the United National General Assembly (virtual) meeting. His speech mostly covered the Covid 19 Virus and how China is actively involved with the international fight against Covid 19 and how China has contributed its share for upholding global public health security.
 

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