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India’s Foreign Policy 2004-2014 Dismally Failed: Challenges Ahead

Paper No. 5973                                    Dated 22-Jul-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy 2004-2014 dismally failed under the stewardship of Congress Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his selected National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon , (earlier his Foreign Secretary), with its signature note of appeasement of the China-Pakistan strategic duo grossly adversarial against India.

Vietnam-United States In Quest Of Strategic Partnership

Paper No. 5968                               Dated 14-Jul-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s hegemonistic belligerence and aggressive brinkmanship postures on its contentious claims to the maritime expanses of the Western Pacific involving Japan, Philippines and Vietnam have seemingly impelled Vietnam and the United States in the quest of a strategic partnership.

Pakistan’s Switch from ‘United States Frontline State’ to ‘China’s Front Line State’

Paper No. 5965                          Dated 06-Jul-2015

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Pakistan has made a notable strategic switch from ‘United States Frontline State’ to ‘China’s Frontline State’ in 2015 and this carries serious implications for United States embedment in the Indian Subcontinent and for India’s national security in the context of the China-Pakistan Dual Military Threat to India.

South China Sea Headed towards US-China Military Showdown

Paper No 5955                                   Dated 16-June-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea seems inevitably headed towards witnessing a military showdown with a revisionist and strategically arrogant China rigidly insistent on altering the status quo in the South China Sea in defiance of United States advisories to halt construction of artificial islands to enforce its sovereignty claims in disputed waters.

Sino-US Rivalry in South China Sea: A New Norm?

Paper No. 5949                                     Dated 8-June-2015

Guest Column:  By Dr. B.R. Deepak

South China Sea (SCS) which encompasses an area from the Singapore and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan, consisting of Dongsha, Xisha (known as Paracel), Zhongsha (also Huangyan in Chinese) and Nansha (Spratly) islands, has long been a bone of contention between China and Southeast Asian countries.

US Defence Secretary’s Visit to India June 2015

Paper No. 5946                                 Dated 03-Jun-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter commenced his three day visit to India on June 02 2015, significantly, with a visit to Indian Navy’s Headquarters Eastern Naval Command at Vishakhapatnam which has operational responsibilities with South East Asia and the South China Sea.

South China Sea: United States Must Pre-Empt Gathering Storm

Paper No. 5937                                Dated 25-May-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea is witnessing a gathering strategic storm unleashed by China’s brazen brinkmanship to gain full-spectrum dominance over this maritime expanse with a new strategy of creating man-made ‘Artificial Islands ‘besides its illegal military occupation of Paracel and Spratly Islands groups.

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