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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] .

Russia’s Resurgence: Policy Options for United States

Paper No. 5663                                      Dated 12-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s resurgence ever since the turn of the millennium was dismissively ignored by successive United States policy establishments presumably buoyed by delusionary strategic assessments of continued longevity of United States unipolarity.

Bangladesh Liberation 1971: Recalling United States and China’s Record

Paper  No. 5625                                      Dated 27-Dec-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation in December 1971after a horrendous ethnic genocide inflicted by the Pakistan Army beginning March 1971 on the Bengali East Pakistan even though the Pakistan Bengalis constituted Pakistan’s majority population.

The Devyani Khobragade Affair

Paper No. 5622                                     Dated 25-Dec-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Many Americans cannot understand why there is such an outrage in India over the arrest and treatment of Ms. Devyani Khobragade, India’s Deputy Consul general in New York, while there was no such outrage when an Indian soldier was beheaded by Pakistani soldiers on the border. 

Iran-United States Nuclear Deal Promises to be Strategic Game Changer

Paper No. 5609                                        Dated 25-Nov-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

The Iran-United States Nuclear Deal finalised yesterday promises to be a strategic game-changer for the United States in the Middle East where the United States was lately floundering.

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