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Indo Pacific Treaty Organisation Emerges Asia Security Imperative in end-2017

Paper No. 6325                                 Dated 05-Dec-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indo Pacific Asia as a geopolitical conception replacing the earlier concept of Asia Pacific has evolved markedly since 2008-2009 synchronous with China’s switch from exercise of ‘Soft Power’ to ‘Hard Power’ in Chinese strategic formulations in its Asian strategies which since then singularly are characterised by aggressive military brinkmanship.

Japan’s Imperatives to Break-Free from its Pacifist Constitution

Paper No. 6324                                   Dated 28-Nov-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan on the verge of 2018 is geopolitically a ‘Leading Power’ in Asia along with India, and both as important heavy counterweights to a militarily disruptive China need to fast-track their corresponding military build-ups. Japan needs to unshackle itself from its Pacifist Constitution to do so.

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