Articles By Dr Subhash Kapila

Pakistan and India Visits by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince- Analysed

Pakistan and India Visits by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince- Analysed

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 26 Feb , 2019

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia visited Pakistan and India – February 2019 with a further follow-up visit to China. Saudi Arabia’s underlying...

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Pakistan Based Terrorism and Suicide Bombings against India raising Ugly...

Pakistan Based Terrorism and Suicide Bombings against India raising Ugly...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 15 Feb , 2019

Pakistan- based and Pakistan-reared terrorism and suicide bombings against India targeting Kashmir Valley have again raised their ugly heads in February 2019 which again brings into central focus...

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Afghanistan’s Future- Exclusive Preserve of Afghan People and not...

Afghanistan’s Future- Exclusive Preserve of Afghan People and not...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 10 Feb , 2019

Afghanistan’s future and decisions thereto are exclusively the preserve of the will of the Afghan people and not within purview of the United States-Taliban Agreements as perceptionaly the...

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Afghanistan Endangered By US Imparting Political Legitimacy to Taliban

Afghanistan Endangered By US Imparting Political Legitimacy to Taliban

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 04 Feb , 2019

Afghanistan’s secure and stable future, however apparently uncertain in 2019, stands more endangered by United States imparting political legitimacy to Afghan Taliban by engaging them in...

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Afghanistan’s End-Game- Scenarios-Perspectives- Analysed

Afghanistan’s End-Game- Scenarios-Perspectives- Analysed

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 31 Jan , 2019

Afghanistan’s preferred end-scenario in positive terms of a ‘Stable and Secure Afghanistan’ not materialising after seventeen years of US military embedment arises mainly from United States...

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Russia’s Japan Policy on wrong side of Geo Political Realities

Russia’s Japan Policy on wrong side of Geo Political Realities

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 27 Jan , 2019

Russia seems in 2019 to have got its geopolitical realties wrong going by the condescending and arrogant statements of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov made at  an annual conference directed at...

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United States Potent Existential Crisis- 2018- The China Threat

United States Potent Existential Crisis- 2018- The China Threat

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 19 Jan , 2019

The ‘China Threat ‘emerging in 2018  in comprehensive and diverse manifestations poses an existential crisis challenging not only the continuance of United States as the global unipolar...

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Russia-India Relationship Perspectives Beyond 2018

Russia-India Relationship Perspectives Beyond 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 11 Jan , 2019

Russia-India relationship beyond 2018 in terms of perspectives does not offer the same optimism and generate the same fizz as it did till before the disintegration of the Former Soviet Union....

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Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Wins a Third Term: BNP Routed

Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Wins a Third Term: BNP Routed

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 01 Jan , 2019

In the elections held on December 30, the Awami League led Alliance won 288 seats with the BNP led Alliance winning only 7 sets.  Three seats went to others. It is a land slide victory for Hasina...

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Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

Indo-Pacific Security Endangered by United States’ Likely Exit From...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 30 Dec , 2018

Afghanistan’s geostrategic location and presence of US Forces embedded in Afghanistan provide a sheet anchor for Indo Pacific security on its Western Periphery. Indo Pacific Security template...

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Pakistan Army’s Day of Infamy-December 16 1971-Time to Ponder

Pakistan Army’s Day of Infamy-December 16 1971-Time to Ponder

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 22 Dec , 2018

Pakistan’s annals of history in the decades to come will carry rankling of December 16 1971 as “Pakistan Army’s Day of Infamy” when General Niazi of the Pakistan Army and 93,000 of his...

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Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

Japan’s Security Challenges and its Deterrent Military Posture

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 17 Dec , 2018

Japan facing comprehensive threats from a militaristic China and its nuclear proxy North Korea has finally woken up from its Peace Constitution Article 9 slumber realising that the ‘China...

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Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

Afghanistan as US Policy Conundrum-end 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 Dec , 2018

Geopolitically in end-2018 the United States finds itself in a policy conundrum on Afghanistan primarily because of the inability of US policy planners to recognise that Afghanistan geographically...

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Pakistan-US Relationship in Spiralling Nosedive -End 2018

Pakistan-US Relationship in Spiralling Nosedive -End 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 04 Dec , 2018

Strategic denouement of the United States with Pakistan’s limited strategic utility to US interests was noticeable in end of last decade and has finally come to a head in end-2018 with emergence...

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China and United States on a Collision Trajectory -2018

China and United States on a Collision Trajectory -2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 25 Nov , 2018

China in end-2018 seems set firmly on a collision trajectory with the United States which has got accentuated with Chinese President Xi Jinping with his oversized strategic ambitions having met...

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China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

China Attempts Resetting Relations with Japan under Geo Political Pressures

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 Nov , 2018

China’s invitation to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit China in end-October 2018 may be significant in terms of China’s shift to reset relations with Japan due to prevailing geopolitical...

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Pakistan-China headed for Massive Shift due to Geopolitical Compulsions

Pakistan-China headed for Massive Shift due to Geopolitical Compulsions

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 11 Nov , 2018

Geopolitical compulsions seem to be bearing down heavily in steering Pakistan- China ‘All Weather Iron Brother Relations’ towards a massive shift in end-2018 whose first indicator has been the...

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Japan- Enhancing Security & Military Profile in Indo-Pacifc

Japan- Enhancing Security & Military Profile in Indo-Pacifc

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 27 Oct , 2018

Japan imperceptibly but surely is engaged in enhancing its security and military profile in a comprehensive manner which augurs well for overall Indo Pacific security and stability in what can be...

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China's natural Allies -Pakistan and North Korea in Economic Distress

China's natural Allies -Pakistan and North Korea in Economic Distress

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 27 Oct , 2018

Pakistan and North Korea long maintained by me as China’s only ‘Natural Allies’ are in an acute economic distress. China may have built-up Pakistan and North Korea as nuclear weapons states...

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Pakistan's Failing Economy Arises from Oversized Pak Army's Budget

Pakistan's Failing Economy Arises from Oversized Pak Army's Budget

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Date: 21 Oct , 2018

Pakistan in 2018 has ended up as a ‘Economically Failed State’ chiefly due to massive appropriations by Pakistan Army GHQ in Rawalpindi with no questions dare asked nor accountability called...

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