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South China Sea Trade-Off between American and Chinese Presidents 2017?

Paper No. 6258                                 Dated 15-May-2017

By Dr Subhash Kaila

Reviewing the developments in the wake of the first meeting in April 2017 between US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping it seemingly appears on analysis that the United States has made a trade-off with China on the South China Sea in exchange for Chinese pressures on North Korea to roll back its nuclear weapons programme.

Korean crisis reaching the eye-ball to eye-ball stage

 

Paper No. 5468                                           Dated 23-Apr-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

North Korea’s deployment of two additional short-range scud ballistic missile launchers in its eastern coast has strengthened speculations in the South that Pyongyang might launch a missile on April 25, the anniversary of North Korean army. According to South Korean media, the latest deployment was in addition to the seven mobile missile launchers already in place on the coast.

Kim Jong-Un: Chinese Concerns & Caution

 

Paper No. 5457                                        Dated 11-Apr-2013

By B. Raman

As Kim Jong-Un of North Korea, who completes one year as First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea on April 11, 2013, uses North Korea’s power of escalatory rhetoric to threaten the region with the danger of a nuclear war if its demands are not met, there is increasing nervousness not only among North Korea’s perceived adversaries such as the US, South Korea and Japan, but also in its traditional friend next door, namely, China.

Comments on Korean Crisis

 

Paper No. 5455                                         Dated 09-Apr-2013

Col. R. Hariharan

[This article includes comments made by Col Hariharan in a TV discussion on April 7, 2013 on North Korean threat to unleash nuclear strike on U.S. bases and South Korea.]

Why the North Korean stand off?

In North Korea’s Acts, Something more than Meets the Eye?

 

Paper No. 5423                                                       Dated 13-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

A booster rocket test last December expected to be a prototype of a long range missile, a third nuclear test in February with a veiled threat for a fourth test soon, threatening to attack the USA; cutting the hot line with South Korea; withdrawing from the 1953 Armistice that brought an end to the Korean war are acts that could destabilize North East Asia (NEA).

Dealing With a Defiant North Korea

Paper No. 5392                                         Dated 14-Feb-2013

By B. Raman

North Korea’s third nuclear test was not secretive. Its first two tests were with plutonium. One does not know whether it used plutonium or enriched uranium in the third.

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