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‘Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance’ 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief reviewed

Paper No. 6253                                Dated 08-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) sponsored by Saudi Arabia which is a misnomer as it is essentially a “Sunni Muslim NATO Alliance” has finally emerged in May 2017 commanded by former Pak Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif.

United States Policy Focus 2017-Middle East or East Asia?

Paper No. 6241                                 Dated 10-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in 2017 seems to be falling into the same trap of the decade of the 2000s wherein US Middle East-predominant policy focus enabled China’s military rise threatening American predominance in East Asia.

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.

Turkey’s Political Turbulence Cause of Strategic Concern

Paper No. 6153                               Dated 26-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Turkey’s political turbulence evidenced by the attempted military coup in recent weeks in mid-2016 raises grave strategic concerns arising from its crucial geostrategic location astride the junction of Europe and Asia.

Turkey perceptionaly stands besieged today both internally and externally as a result of its domestic politics and its foreign policy deviating from its long established Western-centric policies.

Middle East Shifting Sands 2016 and the United States

Paper No. 6112                                   Dated 09-May-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila           

The Middle East sands in 2016 seem to shifting at great speed buffeted by strong and unpredictable winds both regionally and globally generating strategic uncertainties and challenges for the United States.

India’s Foreign Policy Challenges in the Middle East 2016

Paper No. 6088                                Dated 22-Mar-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

India in 2016 is faced with serious foreign policy predicaments in its Middle East foreign policy formulations in terms of coherent strategic choices cutting through the complicated maze of regional power rivalries and a return of Great Power interventions casting complicated shadows on regional power-play.

United States can Ill-Afford Two Concurrent Cold Wars

Paper No. 6079                                  Dated 25-Feb-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China foisted Cold War II on the United States in the first decade of the 21st Century and which has in 2015 assumed clearer contours and that leads to the crucial question whether the United States can afford a concurrent revival of Cold War I with Russia in support of Saudi Arabia’s and Turkey’s  regional power-play with Iran.

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