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United States and India Embark on an Epochal Strategic Journey: Analysis

Paper No. 5866                                 Dated 28-Jan-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemed to have put United States and India on an epochal strategic journey going by both the symbolism and their substantive declarations this January 26 2015 weekend.

United States and India at Strategic Crossroads in January 2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Paper No. 5861                               Dated 19-Jan-2015

United States and India are poised at strategic crossroads in January 2015 on the eve of President Obama’s unprecedented second visit to India.  India-at-large expects deliverable game-changers in the politico-strategic arena.

Afghanistan Post-2014: Politico-Strategic Perspectives

Paper No. 5820                                  Dated 12-Nov-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan post-2014 politico-strategic perspectives are complex, intriguing and clouded by unpredictability given its tortured history where external powers outplayed their strategic hands at the cost of Afghanistan’s political stability.

Western Pacific Seas: Sounds of Distant War Drums?

Paper No. 5694                                        Dated 1-May-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The South China Sea and the East China Sea in the Western Pacific no longer stand confined to China’s maritime territorial sovereignty disputes between China and its neighbours but have emerged as the arena of a major power struggle between China and the United States for the mastery of the Western Pacific and in mid-2014 the sounds of distant war drums are discernible.

Japan Gains Significant Strategic Pledge from United States: An Analysis

Paper No. 5692                                         Dated 28-Apr-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Japan today has a troubled security environment with China having lately indulged in conflict-escalation and political coercion in claiming sovereignty over the Japanese Senkaku Islands.

Crimea, and China-Russia Relations

Paper No. 5677                                        Dated 31-Mar-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The Crimean referendum to join Russia and subsequent action by Kremlin incorporating it into Russian territory has raised several questions on issues of territorial sovereignty and aspirations of people. Consequent to this development Russia was expelled form the G-8 and certain sanctions imposed by the US and the European Union.

Demilitarisation, Human Rights, and Indo-US Interests

Paper No. 5672                                       Dated 25-Mar-2014

Guest Column by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The United States is reported to have requested a military installation in Sri Lanka as part of its “Pivot Towards Asia” where the Pentagon has stated that approximately 60% of U.S. Navy assets will be in the Asia Pacific region including Oceania, South China Sea, and the Indian Ocean by 2020[1] .

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