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Afghanistan: US President Trump’s Biggest Challenge

Paper No. 6228                                Dated 07-Mar-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan is likely to present the most significant and biggest challenge to US President Trump as China, Russia and Pakistan have new found congruence to muscle into a nation in which the United States has so heavily invested strategically.

Pakistan Heartland Struck by Indigenous Terrorist Strikes

Paper No. 6227                                    Dated 27-Feb-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Ironically, Pakistan as a State-Sponsor of Terrorism for decades, exporting terrorist strikes against India and Afghanistan as instruments of State policy, finds itself inflicted by strikes by Pakistan’s home-grown indigenous terrorist groups in Pakistan’s Heartland with renewed viciousness.

Pakistan: Water Crisis and the Indus Water Treaty

Paper No. 6226                                  Dated 24-Feb-2017

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

It is well known that Pakistan is one of the most “water stressed” countries of the world.  Currently its per capita annual water capability is 1017 cubic metres- that is perilously close to a threshold of 1000 cubic metres.  Back in 2009, it was 1500 cubic metres.

India-China Strategic Dialogue – both have core interests

Paper No. 6225                                 Dated 20-Feb-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

India and China will hold a new round of strategic dialogue in Beijing on February 22.  The meeting will be co-chaired by Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui.  The format was put in place when Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited India in August last year.

NATO Alliance Regains Relevance in New Global Geopolitics

Paper No. 6224                                              Dated 20-Feb-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Global Geopolitics in 2017 are fast acquiring the contours of the initial years of the cold war when both the former Soviet Union (now Russia) and China were geopolitically aligned to challenge the ‘New World Order’ that emerged in post-World War II era.

Global Balance of Power 2017 weighted heavily against China-Russia Nexus

Paper No. 6223                                 Dated 14-Feb-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Global balance of power 2017 is weighted heavily against perceived combined strategic weight of the China-Russia nexus as the history of 20th Century World Wars would indicate that Hitlerian impulses do not triumph against democracies coalescing against them.

Pakistan’s Terror Machinery under International Pressure – China Lone Saviour

Paper No. 6222                                Dated 14-Feb-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

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