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The New Cold War and India

China's new map

Paper No. 5764                                     Dated 13-Aug-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The old cold war between the US and the Soviet Union, or the NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries, had some clear lines of division. China gradually moved from the anti-US camp to the anti-Soviet comp and in the course maximised its benefits, proving self-interest and not ideology was the essence.

Japan-India Alliance Affirmative, Japan-India-United States Alliance Negative

Paper No. 5762                                      Dated 11-Aug-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

India witnessed two back-to-back visits by the US Secretary of State and US Defense Secretary Hagel to India recently.US Defense Secretary advocated a Japan-India-United States military alliance which is questionable.

Indo-Pacific Asia Dominated by Competing Politico-Strategic Dynamics

Paper No. 5760                                      Dated 06-Aug-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The ‘China Threat’ now patently hovering over both the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions has prompted the emergence in strategic discourse of a new construct ‘Indo-Pacific Asia’ as a much wider prism for strategic analysis.

Is Regime Change Good for Orderly Global System

Paper No. 5758                                          Dated 01-Aug-2014

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

When Cold War ended some influential Americans thought that time has come for an orderly global system, through inducement and if necessary through regime change. It is widely believed that the term "regime change" was coined by Bill Clinton and popularized by his Presidential successor George W Bush with reference to the regime of Saddam Hussein.

South China Sea: China Regenerates Coercion and Brinkmanship against Vietnam

Paper No. 5697                                       Dated 8-May-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

China has once again endangered security and stability in the maritime expanse of the South China Sea region by repetition of its traditional strategy of military coercion and brinkmanship against Vietnam in early May 2014.

Western Pacific Seas: Sounds of Distant War Drums?

Paper No. 5694                                        Dated 1-May-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

The South China Sea and the East China Sea in the Western Pacific no longer stand confined to China’s maritime territorial sovereignty disputes between China and its neighbours but have emerged as the arena of a major power struggle between China and the United States for the mastery of the Western Pacific and in mid-2014 the sounds of distant war drums are discernible.

Japan Gains Significant Strategic Pledge from United States: An Analysis

Paper No. 5692                                         Dated 28-Apr-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Japan today has a troubled security environment with China having lately indulged in conflict-escalation and political coercion in claiming sovereignty over the Japanese Senkaku Islands.

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