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Why Absence of India from APEC Dismays China

Paper No. 5833                                   Dated 28-Nov-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The November 2014 APEC summit in Beijing should make the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China (CPC), proud. It is not only the summit, but discussions with foreign leaders on the sidelines of the summit that must be read together.

Pakistan Army and United States Engaged in Re-Inventing Mutual Strategic Indispensibility

Paper No. 5823                                   Dated 18-Nov-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Indi’s security environment is once again in danger of becoming more threatening when viewed from the prism of the ongoing engagement of Pakistan Army and the United States in reinventing mutual strategic indispensability.

Afghanistan Post-2014: Politico-Strategic Perspectives

Paper No. 5820                                  Dated 12-Nov-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Afghanistan post-2014 politico-strategic perspectives are complex, intriguing and clouded by unpredictability given its tortured history where external powers outplayed their strategic hands at the cost of Afghanistan’s political stability.

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.

US-India Strategic Partnership 2014: A Reality Check

Paper No. 5798                                         Dated 29-Sept-2014

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Cutting across the over-hyped halo bestowed on Indian PM Modi’s ongoing visit to USA, a reality check in mid-2014 is in order as the challenging contextual circumstances portend that unless the United States breaks out of its mercenary approach to India, PM Modi’s personal enthusiasm alone cannot bring a major and substantial resurrection of a faltering relationship.

The New Cold War and India

China's new map

Paper No. 5764                                     Dated 13-Aug-2014

By Bhaskar Roy

The old cold war between the US and the Soviet Union, or the NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries, had some clear lines of division. China gradually moved from the anti-US camp to the anti-Soviet comp and in the course maximised its benefits, proving self-interest and not ideology was the essence.

Japan-India Alliance Affirmative, Japan-India-United States Alliance Negative

Paper No. 5762                                      Dated 11-Aug-2014

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

India witnessed two back-to-back visits by the US Secretary of State and US Defense Secretary Hagel to India recently.US Defense Secretary advocated a Japan-India-United States military alliance which is questionable.

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