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Indian Geopolitical Hedging and Geopolitical Balancing 2021 Invalid Policy Options Contextually

Paper No. 6771           dated 7-April-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian PM Modi would be well advised to steer clear of policy advisories suggesting Geopolitical Hedging or Geopolitically Balancing. Contextually in 2021, if PM Modi wishes to propel India on an ascendant power trajectory as a Major Global Power then unfolding geopolitical scenarios rule out such policy options.

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Afghanistan Abandonment 2021 by U S to Taliban will be Geopolitical Suicide

Paper No. 6766                                   Dated 16-Mar-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“Geopolitical Suicide” would be the end-result of United States withdrawal of US Military Forces from Afghanistan by May01 2021, robbing United States of an irreplaceable vital “Strategic Perch’ which empowers United States to extend power and influence in turbulent Greater South West Asia expanse.

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Can China Ever Be an Alternative?

Paper No. 6765                                Dated 14-Mar-2021

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

  Decades back when the US reigned supreme in the aftermath of the Second World War, given both the political, moral and economic character that the world, many parts were yet under colonial rule, must follow, none had the courage including the European allies whose interests coincided with those of the US, to oppose the dictat.

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Indian Subcontinent 2021 Global Geopolitical Dynamics Weighted in Favour of India

Paper No. 6760                   Dated 1-Mar-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India perceptionaly emerges tall in 2021 resulting from the global geopolitical dynamics in play in the Indian Subcontinent. India emerging geopolitically tall in the global geopolitical calculus is recognition of its political stability, its economic resurgent growth and its power-packed Indian Armed Forces, capitalisd under PM Modi.

India and security dynamics of the Quad: Q & A

Paper No. 6756                     Dated 19-Feb-2021

Col R Hariharan

The third ministerial meeting of the Quadrilateral alliance members being held now, has evoked a lot of interest. Here are my answers to two questions raised by an international news agency on India’s perceptions on the QUAD, particularly in the context of current downslide in the relations between India and China.

Question 1

Certain news reports have suggested that the US is keen on holding a leadership level discussion within the Quad framework.

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Afghanistan 2021 Strategic Paradox for United States President Joe Biden

Paper No. 6753                   Dated 17- Feb-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan’s contextual geopolitical and security environment is a paradoxical challenge for new US President Hoe Biden which he inherits as a ‘legacy challenge’ from two decades of successive US Presidents sending confused signals of  US intent and resolve on Afghanistan’s security and stable future.

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China Flings Provocative Strategic Gauntlet at New US President Joe Biden 2021

Paper No. 6745                   Dated 29-Jan-2021

Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s President Xi Jinping unmindful of the geopolitical forces stacked against China in 2021has in his characteristic propensity for aggressive brinkmanship has gambled to throw multiple provocative strategic gauntlets at the new US President Joe Biden within a week of his taking office.

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