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Power Struggle in East Asia

 

Paper No. 5241                                                            03-Oct-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

The China-Japan conflict over the sovereignty of Diaoyu/Senkaku chain of islands in the East China Sea is almost over a month old now.  Such confrontations are not new.  But none before lasted so long. This time, the two countries clashed at the highest level.  Both have started gathering support from friendly countries to their point of view.  Neither side is willing to stand down even an inch.  Full military show of flag has come into play.

Strategic Lessons from China-Japan Stand Off

 

Paper No. 5234                                                                                      30-Sept-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

There is a serious question whether the ongoing face off between China and Japan would determine the future of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR)?

CHINA’S AGGRESSIVE BRINKMANSHIP AGAINST JAPAN

 

Paper No. 5224                                                    28-Sept-2012

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

JAPAN’S ASSERTIVE APPROACHES IN ITS MILITARY PROFILE

 

Paper 1121                                                    17.09.2004

by Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations: 

Japan for over half a century has conscientiously followed pacifist policies. It has done so even at the cost of de-emphasising its legitimate security requirements. 

JAPAN AT THE STRATEGIC CROSSROADS

 

Paper 1039                                                    29.06.2004

by Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Background:

JAPAN’S SOUTH ASIA POLICIES NEED A REVIEW

 

Paper 972                                                       06.04.2004

by Dr. Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations: The United States may be the unipolar power at the moment but despite overwhelming military and economic superiority its unilateral policies have not met with success. The turn of the millennium has heralded that Asia’s time has come to be the majordeterminant in the global strategic calculus. 

JAPAN`S IMPERATIVES FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARSENAL: An Analysis

 

Paper 487                                                      05.07.2002

by Dr. Subhash Kapila                    

 Japan is the only country in the world to have been subjected to a nuclear weapons holocaust, not once but twice, in the closing stages of the Second World War. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are painful reminders of the American nuclear attacks in 1945.  It is but natural that Japan as a nation has a strong aversion to nuclear weapons.

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