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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.

US President Biden’s South Asia Foreign Policy Minefield

Paper No. 6739                               Dated 23-Jan-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South Asia in 2021 has emerged as a geopolitical minefield where the strategic landscape has twisted on its head reducing United States to be challenged by China & Pakistan, put together, which till a decade back figured in positive contours in US policy formulations on South Asia.

‘Un-Trumping’ America

Paper No.6737                             Dated 22-Jan-2021
By K.M. Seethi 
 

United States China Policies 2021-- Incoming President Joe Biden Cannot Ignore ‘China Threat

Paper No. 6731                     Dated 11-Jan-2021

By Dr Subhash Kapila

United States China-Policies 2021 under incoming President Joe Biden are under global cynosure more than in earlier decades not because United States has changed but because China since 2013 has displayed predatory aggression inducing China Threat palpability beyond Indo Pacific combines.

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Afghan Peace Process and Plausible Strategies under Biden Administration:

   Paper No. 6724                             Dated 4-Jan-2021

By Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra,

Initial steps towards the peace process in Afghanistan were taken in mid-2018 with senior American officials secretly traveling to Doha to open talks with the Taliban. This breakthrough was geared up with the appointment of Zalmay Khalilzad as the US State Department’s special representative for Afghan reconciliation in September 2018. However, each round of talks, though starting out with some optimism, fizzled out, followed by enhanced insurgency and violence.

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