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United States can Ill-Afford Two Concurrent Cold Wars

Paper No. 6079                                  Dated 25-Feb-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China foisted Cold War II on the United States in the first decade of the 21st Century and which has in 2015 assumed clearer contours and that leads to the crucial question whether the United States can afford a concurrent revival of Cold War I with Russia in support of Saudi Arabia’s and Turkey’s  regional power-play with Iran.

Global Security Management: Which “G-2” Will the Global Community Prefer?

Paper No. 5868                                 Dated 09-Feb-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The global community would prefer a G-2 combination of the United States and Russia, a combination which held world peace throughout the tumultuous Cold War era. However the United States prefers a G-2 combination of USA and China.

Russia and India Relations at Strategic Crossroads

Paper No. 5836                                Dated 02-Dec-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The time-honoured Russia-India Strategic Partnership stands poised at unpredictable crossroads not because of India but of Russia’s strategic petulance to spite India by signing a Russia-Pakistan Defence and Security Cooperation Agreement.

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.

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.

Russia and China Headed for an Inevitable Geopolitical Clash

Paper No. 5628                                           Dated 02-Jan-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Russia’s “Great Power Aspirations” and China’s “Chinese Dream” (euphemism for China’s bid for global power status on par with United States) inherently carry the seed of an inevitable geopolitical clash of interests.

Russia’s Strategic Choices in the Asia Pacific

Paper No. 5561                                        Dated 17-Sept-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s Strategic Pivot to Asia Pacific as declared by President Putin in September 2012 at the APEC Meeting in Vladivostok was analysed by me in SAAG Paper no 5452 dated 08 April 2013. It was pointed out then that “Russia’s strategic pivot to Asia Pacific undoubtedly will prove a strategic game-changer both in terms of its timing and its underlying intent”.

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