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United States: Strategic Blunders in East Asia

Paper no. 5447                                        Dated 04-Apr-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

East Asia has figured high in the United States strategic calculus ever since the end of the Second World War. Right till China made a strategic swing away from the former Soviet Union, the Eastern littoral of Asia resting on the Western Pacific presented a solid shield of Communist States allied to Russia namely China and Vietnam.

Talks between our PM & Xi Jinping---As Seen by Beijing


Paper No. 5442                                                           Dated 29-Mar-2013

By B. Raman

The PLA Daily of March 29, 2013, has carried the following report on the bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the margins of the BRICS summit at Durban on March 27.

Xi says world needs common development of China, India

(Source: Xinhua)   2013-03-29

Required: A Sri Lanka Policy - An Expat Sri Lankan Tamil's view

Paper No. 5437                                           Dated 26-Mar-2013

Guest Column by Ana Pararajasingham

In December 2004, I wrote a paper titled “India's Sri Lanka Policy: Need for A Review”   (first published in the website of the South Asian Analysis Group)   arguing that that there was a need for New Delhi to review its Sri Lanka Policy.


Paper No. 5413                                      Dated 1-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Predicting China is always a hazardous game. Yet, no one can say that China is not changing. There has been greater transparency of the years and decades. More recently, the society has been allowed to be more active, even question and criticize policies as long as the red line is not crossed. The Communist Party of China (CPC) still remains sacrosanct. 

China: Post- Party Congress Scenario: Policy Indicators in Two Speeches of Xi Jinping

Paper No. 5399                                         Dated 18-Feb-2013        

By D. S. Rajan

With an eye on discerning any policy indications, the rest of the world is paying attention to the two speeches made by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping in the post-Party Congress period – first in early December 2012 and the second on late January 2013. 

India’s Foreign Policy 2012: A Critical Review in Relation to China and Pakistan Military Threats


Paper No. 5388                                        Dated 11-Feb-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

India’s foreign policy successes cannot be measured by the number of foreign dignitaries visiting India annually, from Presidents to Prime Ministers, or hosting international conferences in New Delhi. This would be a delusionary deduction to draw as such beelines were visible also in the hey-day of the equally delusionary days of the Non Alignment era. What was the end result?

Myanmar-China Relations – Post Myitsone Suspension

Paper No. 5380                                                    Dated 28-Jan2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

This paper may please be read in conjunction with Paper No. 4833 dated 29.12.2011 “Myanmar Balancing Relations with US and China” by the same author.



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