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Afghanistan cannot be abandoned to China-Pakistan-Russia Troika in 2017

Paper No. 6214                                 Dated 17-Jan-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan seemed to have disappeared from the United States radar in the months to the run-up to US Presidential Elections resulting in a void which the China-Pakistan-Russia Troika has exploited to US disadvantage.

Russia and United States Détente’ in 2017 Prospects Analysed

Paper No. 6210                              Dated 02-Jan-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia and United States détente’ is a geopolitical imperative in 2017 for global stability and security when placed in context of China’s unbridled provocative military rise.

US President Elect Donald Trump & Nuclear Restraint

Paper No. 6207                                Dated 26-Dec-2016

By Vappala Balachandran

On December 23 US President Elect Donald Trump “stunned” nuclear weapons experts by telling Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe programme” that he was encouraging a nuclear arms race. This interview had followed his December 22nd tweet:  “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”.

Asian Security’s Complex Strategic Quadrilateral

Paper No. 6199                                 Dated 23-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asian security in 2016 stands dominated by the geopolitical dynamics that are at play in the complex ‘Strategic Quadrilateral’ comprising the United States, China, Japan and India.

US President elect Trump and the Global Effect

Paper No. 6198                                  Dated 22-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Despite pundits and punters, Donald J. Trump defeated his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton to the American Presidency on Electoral College votes.  He is set to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America on 20th January 2016.  If the election for the President and Vice President was through direct votes Clinton would have won.  Leave these aside.

US-India Strategic Partnership and incoming President Trump

Paper No. 6195                                  Dated 11-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 2017 ushers in a new era and a challenging one for the US-India Strategic Partnership and the personal diplomatic qualities of PM Narendra Modi.

United States Should not be Strategically Diverted from Asia Pacific 2016

Paper No. 6183                                   Dated 12-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States stood strategically distracted from Asia Pacific in the last decade resulting in China’s unimpeded militarisation of the South China Sea and the emergence of China as a maritime power—both impinging on stability and credibility of US security architecture.

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