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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.
 

Russia-China Strategic Nexus Hair-Line Cracks Surface in Mid-2016

Paper No. 6146                                                Dated 13-July-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Barometric changes in the prevailing state of Russia-China strategic nexus is a significant input for regional and global dynamics. For India such inputs are even more significant for its China foreign policy planning.

Russia’s Exorbitant Strategic Costs In ‘China Pivot’

Paper No. 6143                                 Dated 07-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Russia’s exorbitant strategic cost incurred in its ‘strategic pivot’ to China is irrefutably true leading to perceptive loss of its global stature and negating President Putin’s articulation of Russia as an independent power centre.

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