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Syria: Birth of a new US-Russian connection

Paper No. 5564                                         Dated 19-Sept-2013

Guest Column by Kumar David

The dramatic topic a few weeks ago was whether Obama would strike Syria but the next surprising development was that the US and Russia were close to agreeing on a UN Security Council resolution to strip Syria of its chemical weapons and use force under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter if Syria fails to obey; a 180 degrees turn by both.

Russia’s Strategic Choices in the Asia Pacific

Paper No. 5561                                        Dated 17-Sept-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s Strategic Pivot to Asia Pacific as declared by President Putin in September 2012 at the APEC Meeting in Vladivostok was analysed by me in SAAG Paper no 5452 dated 08 April 2013. It was pointed out then that “Russia’s strategic pivot to Asia Pacific undoubtedly will prove a strategic game-changer both in terms of its timing and its underlying intent”.

Russia-India Strategic Partnership Needs Reinvigoration

Paper No. 5549              Dated 23-Aug-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Contemporaneous review of the global and regional security environment strongly dictates the imperatives of reinvigorating the log neglected Russia-India Strategic Partnership to achieve strategic balance.

Russia’s Strategic Pivot to Asia Pacific

 

Paper No. 5452                                                   Dated 08-Apr-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Russia’s strategic pivot to the Asia Pacific indicated in his address at the APEC Meet in September 2012 at Vladivostok has all the ingredients of emerging as a strategic game-changer in the highly militarised region dominated by any number of conflictual flashpoints from North Korea down to the South China Sea disputes.

Russia-India Strategic Partnership 2012: Contextual Imperatives for Enhancement

Paper No. 5340                                       Dated 26-Dec-2012

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

“India is one of our strategic privileged partner…..and speaking from the point of view of geographical representation……India is number one”. -------President Putin, December 2004

CHECHNYA AND US HYPOCRISY

Note No. 52

To understand the present developments in Chechnya, one has to go back to the Afghan war of the 1980s.

Many analysts, including this writer, often tend to use loosely the expressions "proxy war" and "covert war". Both are low-intensity conflicts, but with a difference.

CHECHNYA AND US HYPOCRISY

To understand the present developments in Chechnya, one has to go back to the Afghan war of the 1980s.

Many analysts, including this writer, often tend to use loosely the expressions "proxy war" and "covert war". Both are low-intensity conflicts, but with a difference.

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