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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.

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:

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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.

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