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South China Sea’s Hard Choices for China and the United States

Paper No. 6148                                   Dated 18-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China and the United States face hard choices in their policy options in the wake of The Hague International Arbitration Tribunal delivering an ‘Adverse Ruling’ on China’s sovereignty claims over South China Sea.

The unfolding dimensions of recent developments in South China Sea

Paper No. 6113                                 Dated 13-May-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN Retd.

The initialreaction of the USA to review its invitation to China to participate in the forthcoming RIMPAC could be seen as a response to the turning away of the request to dock an aircraft carrier in Hongkong earlier this month.

South China Sea Dominates ASEAN Summit & East Asia Summit November 2015 Proceedings Analysed

Paper No. 6039                                Dated 25-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea and China’s intractability on resolution of its South China Sea disputes with its ASEAN disputants found China strategically cornered with the dominating focus of global and regional leaders expressing deep concerns at these two important Summits held in Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur over the weekend with China still noticeably obdurate and clinging to its aggressive stand.

ASEAN: Analysis of Multilateral Relations

Paper No. 5773                                          Dated 21-Aug-2014

Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Introduction

Through the signing of the Bangkok Declaration on August 8th, 1967; the Association For Southeast Nations (ASEAN) was established1. The ASEAN member-States includes all Southeastern Asian nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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South China Sea and ASEAN Chairmanship

Paper No. 5630                                        Dated 06-Jan-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

South China Sea disputes involve five ASEAN nations whose sovereignty in different portions of this strategic sea region stand contested by China adopting a mixed strategy of political coercion, military brinkmanship and use of force to occupy its claimed islands and landforms.

“India’s Look East Policy, Act East and South China Sea: Politico-Strategic Dynamics

Paper No. 5603                                       Dated 14-Nov-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

(The Paper was presented by the author at the “5th International Conference on South China Sea: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” on November 11 2013 at Hanoi, Vietnam. The Conference was attended by over 35 international strategic and legal analysts including China)             

 Introductory Observations

VIETNAM: Prime Minister’s Keynote Address at Shangri-La Dialgue 2013, Singapore

Paper No. 5502                                        Dated 03-Jun-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

The Shangri-La Dialogue is an annual event held at Singapore for the last twelve years or so now.

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