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Vietnam-Japan Strategic Partnership Adding Substantial Contours

Paper No. 5666                                      Dated 18-Mar-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang is currently on a State-visit to Japan in what can be read as a calibrated attempt by both Vietnam and Japan to adding substantial contours to their existing Strategic Partnership to meet the security challenges confronting them.

China Watching India-Japan Relations

Paper No. 5655                                                Dated 27-Feb-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

China has been cautiously, and with uncharacteristic restraint, watching the new flourish in India-Japan relations.

Japan and India: The Twin Pillars of Asian Security

Paper No. 5636                                       Dated 24-Jan-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

China’s emergence as Asia’s most prominent ‘regional spoiler state’ and its strategic trajectories betraying its ambitions to emerge as Asia’s most predominant power has left Japan and India to shoulder the challenges of operating as the twin pillars of Asian security.

China-Japan Friction: How Can India Respond?

Paper No. 5633                                     Dated 14-Jan-2014

By D.S. Rajan

Current trends make clear that tensions between China and Japan on political and strategic issues are increasing day by day.

JAPAN: Historic Visit to India of The Imperial Majesties

Paper No. 5614                                Dated 03-Dec-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Currently under way is a visit to India of The Imperial Majesties, The Emperor and Empress of Japan. The visit is a historic visit, rich in symbolism, of the close and historic ties that exist between Japan and India.

Russia & Japan in a Historical Political and Strategic Reachout

Paper No. 5591                                            Dated 4-Nov-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Russia and Japan in a historical political and strategic reach-out held their 2+2 meeting in Tokyo of their respective Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers on November 2, 2013, not only to discuss political issues but also a strategic dialogue to enhance defence and security cooperation.

Japan Breaks Through Ceiling of Self-Imposed Pacifism

Paper 5368                                                Dated 16-Jan-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

“A resurgent Asian nation (Japan) has elevated hawkish nationalists to the pinnacle of power. Its maritime conflicts with neighbors raise the risk of military confrontation along key corridors of world trade. Memories of past national greatness infuse officials with determination to compete for regional leadership. The country’s re-emergence could rewrite the geopolitical map of Asia,”

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