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South China Sea: United States Must Pre-Empt Gathering Storm

Paper No. 5937                                Dated 25-May-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

South China Sea is witnessing a gathering strategic storm unleashed by China’s brazen brinkmanship to gain full-spectrum dominance over this maritime expanse with a new strategy of creating man-made ‘Artificial Islands ‘besides its illegal military occupation of Paracel and Spratly Islands groups.

US-Japan New Defence Cooperation Guidelines Contributes to Asian Security

Paper No. 5923                                 Dated 4-May-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

US-Japan New Guidelines for Defence Cooperation released on April 27 2015 marks the momentous advent of Japan asserting the right of collective self-defence as part of its National Security Strategy and Japan’s readiness in conjunction with the United States to play a proactive role in Asian security.

China under Xi Jinping- A New Trend in Foreign Policy?

Paper No. 5912                                  Dated 10-Apr-2015

By D. S. Rajan

South China Sea: Kissinger Offers Wrong Prognostication to China

Paper No. 5902                                  Dated 30-Mar-2015

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Kissinger’s prognostication to China to pend South China Sea dispute for future generations can best be termed as suggesting a face-saving exit from the international isolation on this issue arising from its conflict escalation record.

South China Sea & Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy Analysed

Paper No. 5881                                   Dated 26-Feb-2015

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Strategically responding to China’s conflict escalation in South China Sea, newly elected President WIdodo announced Indonesia’s New Maritime Strategy in November 2014.

Contextually, Indonesia should have responded much earlier for a redefinition of Indonesia’s maritime postures in keeping with China’s enlarging escalation of conflict in the South China Sea against Indonesia’s ASEAN neighbours.

South China Sea and the US-India-Japan Trilateral Revitalisation

Paper No. 5811                                  Dated 27-Oct-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The re-vitalisation of the US-India-Japan Trilateral is a contextual response lately to China’s conflict-escalation in the South China Sea primarily followed by military brinkmanship against Japan in the East China Sea region.

Vietnam Visit by Indian President Strategically Significant

Paper No. 5786                                      Dated 15-Sept-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The Indian President’s visit to Vietnam from September 14-17, 2014 is rich in strategic significance and also high in terms of political symbolism indicating India’s relentless initiatives to reinforce the Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership.

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