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Are India and China Drifting Apart?

Paper No. 6190                                 Dated 01-Nov-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Indian and Chinese National Security Advisors (NSAs) Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi are scheduled to meet in Hyderabad, India in the first week of November to review bilateral relations and regional developments.  Hugging and selfie diplomacy is over.  It is back to the brass tracks.  Core interests are to the fore.

Russia’s confrontation with NATO by Securing Eastern Flank

Paper No. 6189                                   Dated 31-Oct-2016

 By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s ongoing confrontation with the US-led NATO Alliance on its Western Flank could not have been strategically possible but for an understanding that its Eastern Flank in Asia Pacific would be secured by China as part of the Russia-China nexus.

Goa BRICS Summit brought Terrorism to the fore but blunted by China

Paper No. 6188                                    Dated 26-Oct-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

At the 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit held (October 15 to 16) in Goa, India revealed that the world was far from reaching a consensus on international terrorism, including cross-border terrorism.  But there were take away which could grow in the future within the BRICS and outside it, concerning the world’s biggest threat.

South China Sea: Vietnam Perceptibly Betrayed by the Philippines

Paper No. 6187                                 Dated 25-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

More than the United States it is Vietnam that stands perceptibly betrayed this week on South China Sea dispute solidarity against China, with new Philippines President Duterte declaring his strategic and political illogical tilt to China.

India’s Foreign Policy and the China-Pakistan Axis 2016

Paper No. 6186                                 Dated 20-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India’s foreign policy has far too long been vainly straitjacketed by pious hopes that Indian appeasement policies of the 2004-14 era towards China and Pakistan would induce moderation in their adversarial stances against India.

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.

Chinese President to Probe Bangladesh

Paper No. 6182                                Dated 10-Oct-2016

By Bhaskar Roy             

Chinese President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Bangladesh on October 14.  Obviously the red carpet will be rolled out for him in Dhaka. 

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