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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, 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.

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.

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.

The Doklam standoff and Chinese Vitriol: Is there an Internal Problem?

Paper No. 6294                                  Dated 19-Aug-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

The incessant vitriolic attacks on India from the Chinese official media, the foreign ministry and the defense ministry on the Doklam issue is becoming tiresome.

China’s Flawed Military Capabilities Assessments on limited war with India

Paper No. 6293                                   Dated 18-Aug-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

From Strategic Patience to Strategic Savvy: The Case of US Foreign Policy

Paper No. 6292                                  Dated 18-Aug-2017

Guest Column by Kimberley Anne Nazareth

The coming of the new administration in the US, has perplexed not only the US, the international community but scholars as well. There are many who have tried to break down the policies of the administration, this paper seeks to assign a policy doctrine to the current administration.  

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