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United States Policy Focus 2017-Middle East or East Asia?

Paper No. 6241                                 Dated 10-Apr-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States in 2017 seems to be falling into the same trap of the decade of the 2000s wherein US Middle East-predominant policy focus enabled China’s military rise threatening American predominance in East Asia.

Xi Jinping to test if Donald Trump is a Paper Tiger

Paper No. 6238                                  Dated 05-Apr-2017

By Bhaskar Roy

There is great expectation in China that when President Xi Jinping meets President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago resort (April 6-7) relations will be reset as the Chinese say in a “win-win” manner.  At the moment the Chinese are not quite sure how Trump will react to various planks that he had outlined in the run-up to his elections, and even after that.

United States-Chinese President Meet April 2017 is no Big Deal

Paper No. 6235                                Dated 28-Mar-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States and Chinese Presidents’ meet in April 2017 at a Trump resort in Florida, USA, is no big deal viewing that this Presidential Meet is not being held in Washington to qualify as a ‘Mega Summit’.

NATO Alliance Regains Relevance in New Global Geopolitics

Paper No. 6224                                              Dated 20-Feb-2017

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

Global Geopolitics in 2017 are fast acquiring the contours of the initial years of the cold war when both the former Soviet Union (now Russia) and China were geopolitically aligned to challenge the ‘New World Order’ that emerged in post-World War II era.

United States Forward Defence Perimeter in Western Pacific 2017 Reviewed

Paper No. 6219                                 Dated 06-Feb-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

The United States Forward Defence Perimeter in the Western Pacific ever since 1945 has been an effective shield and a first line of defence for Mainland USA, first against the Soviet Union and now against an increasingly belligerent China’s geopolitical designs.

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.

Japan and India in the New Asian Geopolitical Matrix 2017

Paper No. 6216                                   Dated 27-Jan-2017

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Asia’s new geopolitical matrix in 2017 will be determined by the challenges that US President throws at China and the likely reset of US polices on Russia and it is in this churning Asian geopolitics that Japan and India will be called upon as Asia’s Emerged Powers to act in unison to meet the challenges so arising.

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