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Who in China Instigated Doklam Stand – off? And Why?

Paper No. 6306                                 Dated 21-Sept-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

After over two month long military stand-off between the soldiers of India and China on the Doklam Plateau (claimed by Bhutan and also by China), disengaged almost simultaneously, both capitals would have heaved a huge sigh of relief.

Japan’s Imperatives for Nuclear Weapons Arsenal (SAAG Paper No. 487 Dated 05.072002) contextually Reviewed 2017

Paper No. 6305                                   Dated 18-Sept-2017

Dr Subhash Kapila

Japan’s geopolitical and strategic imperatives for nuclear weapons were strongly existent in 2002 and highlighted by me then and when contextually reviewed in 2017 against the backdrop of China-generated North Korea nuclear flashpoint makes a Japanese nuclear weapons arsenal “Inescapable” for Japan’s survival as an Emerged Power.

Is there a need for an “All India Muslim Board”?

Paper No. 6304                                  Dated 14-Sept-2017

By R. Upadhyay

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), an outfit of fundamentalist Sunni group of Indian Islamists that primarily represents Deobandi sect of Sunni Muslims was formed only to protect Muslim Personal Laws rigidly on the basis of Sharia. Its sole agenda was to push back their community to medieval era. It does not even include Shias and Ahmadias.

Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India September 2017 Geopolitically Significant

Paper No. 6303                                Dated 12-Sept-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to India on September13-14 2017 though officially as part of the Annual Summits between the Prime Ministers of Japan and India emerges as geopolitically significant against the contextual Asian security environment muddied by China itself and its nuclear proxies in East Asia and South Asia.

Why Socialism-South Asian Context

Paper No. 6302                                        Dated 12-Sept-2017

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

Myanmar: Current Developments-The Army Holds the Key

Paper No. 6301                                   Dated 07-Sept-2017

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

Afghanistan: Imperatives for United States Permanent Forward Military Presence

Paper No. 6300                                 Dated 06-Sept-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporaneous and unfolding geopolitical dynamics in South and South West Asia generated by the China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral interventionist stances on Afghanistan dictate strong imperatives for establishment of US Permanent Forward Military Presence in Afghanistan.

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