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India’s Foremost 2017 Foreign Policy Challenge: China-Pakistan-Russia Troika

Paper No. 6208                                Dated 29-Dec-2016

by Dr Subhash Kapila

The China-Pakistan-Russia Troika having emerged on the South Asian geopolitical scene now with undisguised contours and political signalling emerges as India’s foremost foreign policy challenge in 2017.

The China-Pakistan Axis has been in existence from 1963 onwards but the addition of Russia to the China-Pakistan Axis leading to its emergence as the China-Pakistan-Russia Troika is a phenomenon of recent vintage.

Asian Security’s Complex Strategic Quadrilateral

Paper No. 6199                                 Dated 23-Nov-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asian security in 2016 stands dominated by the geopolitical dynamics that are at play in the complex ‘Strategic Quadrilateral’ comprising the United States, China, Japan and India.

Russia’s confrontation with NATO by Securing Eastern Flank

Paper No. 6189                                   Dated 31-Oct-2016

 By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s ongoing confrontation with the US-led NATO Alliance on its Western Flank could not have been strategically possible but for an understanding that its Eastern Flank in Asia Pacific would be secured by China as part of the Russia-China nexus.

Goa BRICS Summit brought Terrorism to the fore but blunted by China

Paper No. 6188                                    Dated 26-Oct-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

At the 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit held (October 15 to 16) in Goa, India revealed that the world was far from reaching a consensus on international terrorism, including cross-border terrorism.  But there were take away which could grow in the future within the BRICS and outside it, concerning the world’s biggest threat.

Russia Perceptively Retrieves Policy Drift in South Asia Policy towards Pakistan

Paper No. 6185                                 Dated 18-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia has finally positively acted in retrieving its South Asia policy drift towards Pakistan witnessed recently in Russia-India Summit on the side-lines of BRICS Summit in Goa last weekend. Credit should go to PM Modi to induce Russia to do so.

Russia’s Unfriendly Political Signalling to India on Pakistan

Paper No. 6173                                    Dated 26-Sept-2016

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s promiscuous relationship with Pakistan while at the same time professing enduring commitment to its long-standing ‘Special Strategic Partnership’ with India should no longer fool India. Contextually, Russian troops landing in Pakistan for joint exercises with Pakistan Army is an unfriendly act against India.

Russia-US Rapproachment- A Strategic Imperative:

Paper No. 6155                               Dated 01-Aug-2016
 
By Dr Subhash Kapila
 
Russia and United States estranged relationship impinges on global security and stability with China as a ‘revisionist power’ being the major beneficiary of this estrangement and with vested interests in sustaining this trust-deficit.
 

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