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South China Sea's Annexation By China and Japan's Strategic & Economic Security

Paper No. 6406                            Dated 10-Aug-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s forcible annexation of virtually the entire maritime expanse and consequent militarisation of the South China Sea in the last decade has generated grave regional and global complications. Japan as an Asian power contender with China and the nation whose strategic and economic survival is critically dependent on the sea-lanes that traverse the South China Sea gets logically drawn into South China Sea conflictual dynamics.

Indo-Pacific's Centrality in US National Strategy and Indian Position

Paper No. 6403                         Dated 4-Aug-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indo Pacific security and stability in 2018 occupies a centrality in US National Strategy stands unambiguously asserted at the highest levels of Trump Administration. India is expected by United States to play a pivotal role towards this end though not an exclusive one. Contextual geopolitical environment in Indo Pacific dictates India plays an assertive role, but the question is whether India is ready for this role?

China's Game Plan to Ease Out US- Suceeding?

Paper No. 6396 .  Dated 9-July-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China for decades has chafed at the overwhelming geopolitical and military predominance that the United States had superimposed in the Western Pacific at China’s doorsteps. China for decades has employed various geopolitical and military stratagems to prompt the exit of the United States from the Western Pacific. In 2018, China seems to be succeeding in this aim.

Nepal: PM Oli’s China Visit: View from India

Paper No. 6393 .          Dated 27-June-2018

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Prime Minister Oli’s five day visit to China from 19th June is said to have been a very successful one.  Oli stayed in Beijing for three days after which he flew to Lhasa for another two days before returning to Kathmandu.

United States Pillars of Asian Security 2018:

Paper No. 6385                 Dated 4-June-2018
By Dr Subhash Kapila
United States strategic embedment in Asian security can only be successfully effective when US policy in 2018 reflects that India and Japan are the pillars of Asian security and therefore a US “Strategic Imperative” and not a policy choice. Implicit in the foregoing is that the United States must extend strategic equitability in its relationships with India and Japan.
 

Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy:

Paper No. 6366                                Dated 17-Apr-2018
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
With the Cease fire process as well as the desired progress in Constitutional reforms going no where, it is but natural, that the Government of Suu Kyi is trying rearrange the priorities and focus more on the economy.
 

China’s Strategic Vulnerabilities make it Assailable

Paper No. 6357                               Dated 20-Mar-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China in the 21st Century may have a mighty military machine and a threatening missiles arsenal capable of hitting Continental United States but the Great Wall of China on land and the Great Sea Wall of artificially constructed & fortified islands in South China Sea still have not made China unassailable

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