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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.

Turkey’s Brinkmanship against Russia November 2015: Implications Analysed

Paper No. 6042                                  Dated 30-Nov-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Islamic State Plans Attack on India to Provoke Armageddon

Paper No. 5983                                Dated 10-Aug-2015

By Bhaskar Roy

A document titled “A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC STATE CALIPHATE” obtained from Pakistan by the American Media Institute (AMI) states that preparations are underway for an attack on India to provoke an all out confrontation with the United States. It goes on to say that even if the US tries to attack with all its allies as it will, “the (Muslim) Ummah will be united, resulting in the final battle.”

Iran Regains Primacy in United States Middle East Strategic Calculus

Paper No. 5898                                 Dated 23-Mar-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Iran seems to be regaining its earlier primacy in the United States Middle East strategic calculus in light of US contemporaneous moves, notwithstanding the nuclear issue.

Maldives and the Islamic State:

Paper No. 5841                     Dated 9-Dec-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Since September this year, former President Nasheed has been repeatedly pointing out that “Radical Islam” is getting very strong in Maldives.  He made another significant observation recently that the strength of radical Islamists is increasing in the military and the Police. This should be of concern not only to Maldives, but also two of its neighbouring countries- India and Sri Lanka. 

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