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Korean crisis reaching the eye-ball to eye-ball stage

 

Paper No. 5468                                           Dated 23-Apr-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

North Korea’s deployment of two additional short-range scud ballistic missile launchers in its eastern coast has strengthened speculations in the South that Pyongyang might launch a missile on April 25, the anniversary of North Korean army. According to South Korean media, the latest deployment was in addition to the seven mobile missile launchers already in place on the coast.

Discourse on Ethics-Divorced Policy

Paper No. 5466                                       Dated 20-April-2013

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Margaret Thatcher is dead. While her departure from this earth was not universally mourned in England which the Iron Lady ruled for eleven years some have credited her along with her friend Ronald Reagan for initiating the beginning of the end of the cold war.

United States-India Strategic Partnership no Longer Strategic nor a Partnership

Paper No. 5461                                          Dated 16-Apr-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Reviewing the US-India Strategic Partnership after more than a decade of it being in existence the regrettable conclusion reached is that expectations which India and its strategic community had invested in it have not materialised.

A Considered Shift in Chinese Position on India-China Border?

 

Paper No. 5460                                          Dated 15-Apr-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

While in Durban, South Africa, recently to attend the BRICS summit, new Chinese President Xi Jinping told (Mar.27) The Xinhua news agency that “China and India should improve and make good use of the mechanism of Special Representatives to strive for a fair, rational solution framework acceptable to both sides as soon as possible”.

Can 1996 Repeat itself in Afghanistan?

Paper No. 5459                          Dated 13-Apr-2013

By B.Raman

As the US troops prepare to thin themselves out of Afghanistan starting from next year, India has to worry whether 1996 can repeat itself in Afghanistan, when the Taliban, with the help of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), captured power from the Afghan Mujahideen in Kabul and enforced its rule.

Russia’s Strategic Pivot to Asia Pacific

 

Paper No. 5452                                                   Dated 08-Apr-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s strategic pivot to the Asia Pacific indicated in his address at the APEC Meet in September 2012 at Vladivostok has all the ingredients of emerging as a strategic game-changer in the highly militarised region dominated by any number of conflictual flashpoints from North Korea down to the South China Sea disputes.

Pakistan Elections- A Preview

Paper No. 5451                      Dated 7-Apr-2013

By B.Raman

The forthcoming Pakistani elections to the National Assembly on May 11,2013, should be of close interest to India. Will the elections pave the way for another five years of civilian rule uninterrupted by Army intervention or will there be new instability prompting the Army to intervene? It is too early to answer this question, but certain issues need to be underlined.

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