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Nepal and the Indo-Pacific Strategy:

Paper No. 6495 .                 Dated 16-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

United States-India-Russia Triangular Dynamics in 2020s

Paper No. 6494              Dated 15-Sep-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Geopolitical realities in first decade of 21st Century pushed India from its longstanding Strategic Partnership with Russia towards United States when Russia entered into a strategic nexus with China. The 21st Century second decade perceptionaly witnesses the United States pushing India into a Russian tilt again by politically expedient reversing of US policy gears in South Asia.

US Witnesses the Advent of the Inevitable in Afghanistan.

Paper No. 6490              Dated 9-Sept-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

That the United States cannot consign Afghanistan to Taliban medieval Islamist feudalism finally and ironically dawned yesterday on the United States with US President Trump calling off the US-Taliban Peace Dialogue in motion for over a year. It marks the ‘Advent of the Inevitable’—that United States cannot abandon Afghanistan to yet another Civil War.

US Imperatives to Respect India’s Strategic Sensitivities-2019

Paper No. 6585              Dated 27-Aug-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States policy establishment long used for decades to view South Asia with Cold War mindsets which predicated according strategic equivalence to Pakistan with India despite India’s asymmetrical predominance finds the United States in 2019 inadequate in realistic appraisal of strategic imperatives for respecting India’s strategic sensitivities.

CHINA’S Military White Paper 2019- Perceptionally Analysed:

 Paper No. 6575                Dated  29- July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionally, the Chinese Military White Paper 2019 publicly released on July 24 needs to be viewed as a direct response to the United States generated geopolitical churning on China’s peripheries and putting United States on notice primarily, that China’s military capabilities are fast reaching the point where China can seriously engage United States in Superpower competition, if not confrontation.

US can Ill-afford to send Confusing Signals on South Asia to India in 2019

Paper No. 6572                   Dated      23-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in 2019 stands geopolitically and strategically challenged by China in Indo Pacific, Iran in the Middle East and Russia in Eastern Europe, Northern Tier of the Middle East and has a strategic nexus with China. The US can therefore ill-afford to send confusing signals to India in 2019 on sensitive issues like Kashmir when India is the only Asian Power with Major Power national attributes is friendly to United States.

PAKISTAN: PM Imran Khan’s Visit to US July 22, 2019 Aanalysed

Paper No. 6567                 Dated  17-July-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US President Trump would be “welcoming” Pakistan PM Imran Khan for “official working visit” on July 2019 at the White House. How does one read President Trump’s invitation to Pakistan PM as only about a year ago he was severely castigating Pakistan for undermining US interests in Afghanistan? Intriguing question that arises contextually is whether this is an US ‘invitation’, or a US ‘summons’ to the Pakistan PM.

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