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Japan-India Strategic partnership: Imperatives for Game-Changers

Paper No. 5775                                         Dated 25-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan-India Strategic Partnership, though ongoing and evolving, contextually needs game-changers in view of Asian security turbulence generated by China. This should be the prime focus of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s long awaited visit to Japan next week.

Japan’s “Asian Security Diamond” Strategic Concept Reviewed

Paper No. 5770                                        Dated 19-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan’s “Asian Security Diamond” strategic concept is the brainchild of Japan’s present Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a strategic response to China casting menacing maritime shadows over the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Japan-India Alliance Affirmative, Japan-India-United States Alliance Negative

Paper No. 5762                                      Dated 11-Aug-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

India witnessed two back-to-back visits by the US Secretary of State and US Defense Secretary Hagel to India recently.US Defense Secretary advocated a Japan-India-United States military alliance which is questionable.

Japan Embraces Wider Strategic Horizons in New Security Postures

Paper No. 5739                                        Dated 04-Jul-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Japan has finally unshackled itself from its six decades old ‘Peace Constitution’ this week in response to the ever enlarging ‘China Threat’ and intensified Chinese military aggressiveness and coercive brinkmanship threatening Japan and East Asia.

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.

India-Japan Vietnam Strategic Trilateral- An Asian Security Imperative

Paper No. 5674                                Dated 28-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India-Japan-Vietnam strategic trilateral emerges in 2014 as an indigenous Asian security imperative against the contextual background of United States and Russia despite their Strategic Pivots to Asia getting distracted by global and regional events.

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