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Turkey’s Political Turbulence Cause of Strategic Concern

Paper No. 6153                               Dated 26-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Turkey’s political turbulence evidenced by the attempted military coup in recent weeks in mid-2016 raises grave strategic concerns arising from its crucial geostrategic location astride the junction of Europe and Asia.

Turkey perceptionaly stands besieged today both internally and externally as a result of its domestic politics and its foreign policy deviating from its long established Western-centric policies.

Devious Plans of China to bring in the issue of Andaman and Nicobar Islands ownership

Paper No. 6152                                   Dated 21-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

There have been some reports from New Delhi to indicate that China’s Officiating Ambassador to India made a quid-pro-quo suggestion to India seeking its support for its South China Sea (SCS) claims based on historicity to resolve the outstanding border disputes.

India Needs to Fast-Track Securing Andaman & Nicobar Islands against China’s Covetous Designs

Paper No. 6150                                 Dated 19-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China has cast its covetous designs on India’s Andaman & Nicobar Islands evidenced by recent Chinese statements both in New Delhi and in China. Imperatives exist of fast-track securing of these strategic Islands.

South China Sea Arbitration –Likely Fallouts

Paper No. 6149                                  Dated 18-Jul-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

The much awaited ruling of the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration on the South China Sea (SCS) case brought by the Philippines against China over disputed maritime claims finally came on July 12, at The Hague. 

South China Sea’s Hard Choices for China and the United States

Paper No. 6148                                   Dated 18-Jul-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China and the United States face hard choices in their policy options in the wake of The Hague International Arbitration Tribunal delivering an ‘Adverse Ruling’ on China’s sovereignty claims over South China Sea.

South China Sea Arbitration: Evolving geopolitical battle lines between China and the US

Paper No. 6147                           Dated 13-Jul-2016

Guest Column by Prof.  B. R. Deepak

Well over three years since the Philippines initiated arbitration proceedings as regards its maritime jurisdiction in the South China Sea (SCS), The Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration announced the award of the arbitration on 12 July 2016.

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.

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