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Russia and China’s Contradictory Preferences in US Presidential Elections 2020

Paper No. 6691                           Dated 15-Oct-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia and China otherwise knit together into a compulsive ‘Strategic Nexus’ due reasons of geopolitical expediencies are intriguingly positioned in contradictory preferences of their respective ‘Preferred Choice’ of next US President in 2020.

United States Belatedly Confronts Communist China's Expansionism:

Paper No. 6655            Dated 30-July-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitical rivalries for mastery of the Indo Pacific Region between Communist China and the United States have spiralled down speedily in last few months with Communist China in reckless expansionist military brinkmanship defiantly pushing United States into a corner with no alternative but to embark on a ‘Major Pushback’ if not ‘Containment’ of China.

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Afghan Taliban Should not be Engaged by India in any Dialogue Process.

Paper No.6587                       Dated 29-May-2020

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India should engage the Afghan Taliban only when they make two public official statements that Kashmir is an ‘Integral Part of India’ and secondly, that Afghan Taliban is committed to the creation of Greater Afghanistan incorporating Pashtun Areas of Pakistan’s borderlands.

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.

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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United States Prime Threat in 2020s is China and Not Russia:

Paper No. 6507                             Dated 2-Nov-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

In the 2020s, the United States will be presented with a challenging policy predicament to decide which is the ‘Prime Threat’ to United States national interests—China or Russia? United States won First Cold War with Former Soviet Union but in 2020s can United States win evolving Cold War with China without a ‘Russia Reset’ policy?

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