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South China Sea's Annexation By China and Japan's Strategic & Economic Security

Paper No. 6406                            Dated 10-Aug-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China’s forcible annexation of virtually the entire maritime expanse and consequent militarisation of the South China Sea in the last decade has generated grave regional and global complications. Japan as an Asian power contender with China and the nation whose strategic and economic survival is critically dependent on the sea-lanes that traverse the South China Sea gets logically drawn into South China Sea conflictual dynamics.

United States Pillars of Asian Security 2018:

Paper No. 6385                 Dated 4-June-2018
By Dr Subhash Kapila
United States strategic embedment in Asian security can only be successfully effective when US policy in 2018 reflects that India and Japan are the pillars of Asian security and therefore a US “Strategic Imperative” and not a policy choice. Implicit in the foregoing is that the United States must extend strategic equitability in its relationships with India and Japan.
 

Chinese President’s 2018 Reset Policies towards India and Japan analysed

Paper No. 6374                               Dated 07-Apr-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s main thrust in 2018 of resetting China’s relations with India and Japan arises not from some heavenly divinations but stand laced with crucial geopolitically and strategically calibrated end-aims to create a breach in China’s hemming-in by US-led Indo Pacific security template

Coming to terms with China: Modi’s foreign policy initiatives in our neighbourhood

Paper No. 6371                                             Dated 26-Apr-2018

Col R Hariharan

Japan’s Naval Outreach to France and Britain

Paper No. 6347                                   Dated 08-Feb-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan’s increasing strategic profile in 2018 now transcends the rapid buildup of its military muscle to forging strategic relationships especially in the maritime domain with France and Britain to offset China’s worrisome military adventurism in the South China Sea and East China Sea which in both cases endangers Japanese security.

Japan’s Geopolitical Assertiveness is an Asian Security Imperative in 2018

Paper No. 6340                                  Dated 16-Jan-2018

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asian security environment plagued with volatility spawned by China’s hegemonistic impulses visible in 2018 places a special call on Japan’s geopolitical assertiveness. Japan is well positioned to do so with its established and credible strategic footings as compared to India which is still positioning itself in the global strategic calculus.

Japan’s Imperatives to Break-Free from its Pacifist Constitution

Paper No. 6324                                   Dated 28-Nov-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan on the verge of 2018 is geopolitically a ‘Leading Power’ in Asia along with India, and both as important heavy counterweights to a militarily disruptive China need to fast-track their corresponding military build-ups. Japan needs to unshackle itself from its Pacifist Constitution to do so.

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