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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.

China: The Strategic Planning of Defence Expenditure

Paper No. 5661      Dated 9-Mar-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

China’s declaration (March 5) raising its military budget for 2014 by 12.2% to almost $132 billion should not be surprising. In fact, it would have been surprising if China had cut its defence budget or made a small increase.

China-Japan Friction: How Can India Respond?

Paper No. 5633                                     Dated 14-Jan-2014

By D.S. Rajan

Current trends make clear that tensions between China and Japan on political and strategic issues are increasing day by day.

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