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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.

Pakistan - India Resumption of Peace Dialogue Premature

Paper No. 5537                                         Dated 06-Aug-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Resumption of Pakistan -India peace dialogue is once again the flavour of the season and its ardent advocates seem to be oblivious to the prevailing political dynamics in both Pakistan and India.

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Vietnam President’s Significant Visit to United States Analysed

Paper No. 5535                                       Dated 31-Jul-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Vietnam President Truong Tan Song’s visit to the United States on an invitation from President Obama, from July 23-26, 2013 was a significant visit more in strategic terms than in political or economic terms.

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.

United States: Strategic Blunders in East Asia

Paper no. 5447                                        Dated 04-Apr-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

East Asia has figured high in the United States strategic calculus ever since the end of the Second World War. Right till China made a strategic swing away from the former Soviet Union, the Eastern littoral of Asia resting on the Western Pacific presented a solid shield of Communist States allied to Russia namely China and Vietnam.

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