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US-Japan-India Trilateral Ministerial Dialogue September 2017 Analysed

Paper No. 6308                                  Dated 26-Sept-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

 Geopolitically, in the context of a threatening Asian security environment, the Second US-Japan-India Trilateral Ministerial Dialogue of the Foreign Ministers of the three nations was held in New York on September 18 2017 on the side-lines of the UNGA Session acquires added significance.

Global Flashpoints generating Indian Foreign Policy Challenges in 2017

Paper No. 6274                                   Dated 03-Jul-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Major global flashpoints generating challenges for Indian foreign policy stretch from North Korea to the Middle East via the South China Sea disputes, China’s disruptive strategies in South Asia, Pakistan’s Islamic terrorism exports  and the explosive Saudi-Iran confrontation and ultimately the external military interventions in Syria.

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.

South China Sea Conflict Escalation Possibility Analysed

Paper No. 6218                                 Dated 03-Feb-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea conflict escalation in2017 hovers as a distinct possibility with the maximalist positons taken by China and the new US Trump Administration in opposing China’s claims.

South China Sea: Vietnam Perceptibly Betrayed by the Philippines

Paper No. 6187                                 Dated 25-Oct-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

More than the United States it is Vietnam that stands perceptibly betrayed this week on South China Sea dispute solidarity against China, with new Philippines President Duterte declaring his strategic and political illogical tilt to China.

China’s Mythification as Superpower by United States Fades

Paper No. 6167                                     Dated 08-Sept-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Perceptionaly, United States mythification of China as a potential Superpower seems to have lasted as long as China confined itself to use of ‘Soft Power’ strategies to gain influence in Asia Pacific. The switch to ‘Hard Power’ under President Xi Jinping from 2012 signalled the end of America’s ‘China Dream’.

Vietnam: Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Significant Visit September 2016

Paper No. 6163                                      Dated 23-Aug-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis’ scheduled visit to Vietnam is significantly well-timed strategically and politically besides reinforcing the time-honoured Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership and making-up for the lack of an Indian Prime Ministerial visit during last 15 years.

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