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US India Relations and imperatives for China

Paper No. 6125                                  Dated 10-Jun-2016

Guest Column by Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd)

While reporting on the visit of Modi to US and the US-India relations which are on the upswing, the state run Global Times published an article on 08th June 2016[i] with the title “India’s vision cannot be realized by containing China”.

Middle East Shifting Sands 2016 and the United States

Paper No. 6112                                   Dated 09-May-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila           

The Middle East sands in 2016 seem to shifting at great speed buffeted by strong and unpredictable winds both regionally and globally generating strategic uncertainties and challenges for the United States.

South China Sea: United States Stiffens its Stances on China’s Conflict Escalation

Paper No. 6106                                 Dated 26-Apr-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China seems to be woefully oblivious to major lessons of United States belated entry in two Global wars of 20th Century to ensure global security, as it pursues incessant conflict escalation in the South China Sea.

China Rattled by Growing US-India Strategic Convergence on South China Sea Issue-Part II

Paper No. 6083                                 Dated 03-Mar-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

In continuation of Paper No. 6081 dated 01 March 2016 a similar sabre-rattling by China against India has come to notice which seems to suggest that China using different mouth-pieces has begun a calibrated campaign against India to submit to Chinese pressures and back-off from any strategic proximity to the United States.

China Rattled by Growing US-India Strategic Convergence on South China Sea Issues

Paper No. 6081                                Dated 01-Mar-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Rattled by growing US-India strategic convergence on South China Sea issue, China in a manifestation of its imperial inclinations towards India has recently resorted to issuing proxy injunctions through its state-run media organ ‘The Global Times’ warning India to desist from any joint initiatives with the United States.

United States can Ill-Afford Two Concurrent Cold Wars

Paper No. 6079                                  Dated 25-Feb-2016

By Dr Subhash Kapila

China foisted Cold War II on the United States in the first decade of the 21st Century and which has in 2015 assumed clearer contours and that leads to the crucial question whether the United States can afford a concurrent revival of Cold War I with Russia in support of Saudi Arabia’s and Turkey’s  regional power-play with Iran.

Bangladesh Politics and U.S. Intel’s Questionable Position

Paper No. 6077                               Dated 16-Feb-2016

By Bhaskar Roy

Deposing (Feb.9, 2016) before the U.S. Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper said in a written statement that Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s, “continuing efforts to undermine the political opposition will probably provide openings for transnational terrorist groups to expand their presence in the country”.

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