Articles in Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group

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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Myanmar: New Initiative by Ethnic Armed Organisations-Will it work?

Myanmar: New Initiative by Ethnic Armed Organisations-Will it work?

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 24 Oct , 2018

In what is being considered as a breakthrough, State Counselor Suu Kyi, Army Chief Ming Aung Hliang and selected leaders of Ethnic Armed Organisations are to hold talks on 15th of this month, to...

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Maldives: Yameen’s Desperate Moves to Stay in Power!

Maldives: Yameen’s Desperate Moves to Stay in Power!

By: RM Panda | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 15 Oct , 2018

After losing the election by an overwhelming margin and after conceding defeat publicly, Yameen is now upto his old tricks to stay in power with the help of his former cronies in the Judiciary...

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Afghanistan: US led 17 years’ War- No end in Sight!

Afghanistan: US led 17 years’ War- No end in Sight!

By: RM Panda | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 12 Oct , 2018

On 7th October 2018, Taliban greeted the 17 year of United States invasion of Afghanistan by attacks that caused 54 deaths of whom 35 were Security Personnel and the rest civilians. In one of the...

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Myanmar-International Pressure and Consequent China’s Gains

Myanmar-International Pressure and Consequent China’s Gains

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Oct , 2018

Of late, the media in Myanmar is full of articles of possible Coup, failure of the Government,  the international pressure on the Rohingya Issue and consequent bad relations between the Tatmadaw...

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Pak's offer to India by Imran Khan's Regime is Determined by International...

Pak's offer to India by Imran Khan's Regime is Determined by International...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 04 Oct , 2018

Contextually in September 2018 Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s peace dialogue offer to India is more determined by compulsions of international optics where Pakistan is globally isolated because of...

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Indian Armed Forces Imperatives towards a credible Miliary Posture

Indian Armed Forces Imperatives towards a credible Miliary Posture

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 14 Sep , 2018

In 2018 India stands geopolitically tall as the Asian pivot of Indo Pacific security and stability and a nett provider of regional security. Perceptions count when it comes to credibility of...

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Indo-Pak Meet under Indus Water Treaty: “Nothing Changes”

Indo-Pak Meet under Indus Water Treaty: “Nothing Changes”

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Sep , 2018

The Indus Water Commissioners from India and Pakistan met in Lahore for two days on 29th and 30th of August in Lahore.  This meet under the IWT (Indus Water Treaty) was scheduled to meet twice a...

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China & Pakistan in United States Crosshairs in 2018

China & Pakistan in United States Crosshairs in 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 04 Sep , 2018

China and Pakistan in 2018 find themselves in United States strategic crosshairs in relation to their policies perceived as adversarial to US interests in East Asia and South Asia and in the...

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Maldives- India Relations Going Downhill?

Maldives- India Relations Going Downhill?

By: RM Panda | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 18 Aug , 2018

Maldives Relation with India is going downhill and could soon be beyond repair if Yameen continues to be in power.   By getting closer to China, Saudi Arabia and even Pakistan, Yameen is seen to...

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South China Sea's Annexation By China and Japan's Strategic & Economic Security

South China Sea's Annexation By China and Japan's Strategic & Economic Security

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 11 Aug , 2018

China’s forcible annexation of virtually the entire maritime expanse and consequent militarisation of the South China Sea in the last decade has generated grave regional and global...

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Indo-Pacific's Centrality in US National Strategy and Indian Position

Indo-Pacific's Centrality in US National Strategy and Indian Position

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 09 Aug , 2018

Indo Pacific security and stability in 2018 occupies a centrality in US National Strategy stands unambiguously asserted at the highest levels of Trump Administration. India is expected by United...

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Myanmar- 3rd Panglong Conference- A Failure

Myanmar- 3rd Panglong Conference- A Failure

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 31 Jul , 2018

After four postponements, the third Panglong Peace Conference finally took off on 11th June at Naypidaw with over 700 delegates attending the Conference.  Besides those who signed the National...

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United States Reachout to Russia- An Overriding Geo Political Imperative

United States Reachout to Russia- An Overriding Geo Political Imperative

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 26 Jul , 2018

United States suffers a serious drawback in being unable to make a dramatic geopolitical reachout to Russia as American policy formulations on strategically cooperative relations with Russia are...

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Indo Pacific Security & US-India Strategic Partnership Reviewed 2018

Indo Pacific Security & US-India Strategic Partnership Reviewed 2018

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

Geopolitical developments of China’s exponential military rise in the last two decades endangering Indo Pacific Security can be attributed to the earlier evolution of the US-India Strategic...

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Middle East 2018 Witnesses Russia outmaneuvering US

Middle East 2018 Witnesses Russia outmaneuvering US

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 22 May , 2018

The Middle East historically has been geopolitically turbulent but the United States stayed predominant. In 2018, Middle East sands have shifted wherein perceptionaly Russia seems to have...

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India, like Japan, should be more flexible on BRI

India, like Japan, should be more flexible on BRI

By: Tridivesh Singh Maini | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 May , 2018

US President Donald Trump’s lukewarm approach to Japan has compelled Tokyo to explore the possibility of improving ties with Beijing. In recent months there seems to be a desire on both sides to...

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Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy

Myanmar: Time to focus on Economy

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 Apr , 2018

With the Cease fire process as well as the desired progress in Constitutional reforms going no where, it is but natural, that the Government of Suu Kyi is trying rearrange the priorities and focus...

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United States & West Confrontation with Russia: Geopolitical Consequences

United States & West Confrontation with Russia: Geopolitical Consequences

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 05 Apr , 2018

Grave geopolitical consequences are likely to flow for global security and stability by the ongoing confrontation between United States and the West with Russia. Highlighted in my past SAAG Papers...

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Myanmar: Army continues its Offensive against Kachins- a setback to Peace...

Myanmar: Army continues its Offensive against Kachins- a setback to Peace...

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 28 Mar , 2018

In our paper 6350 dated 19 Feb 2018 we have mentioned that fighting between the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) and the Kachins had intensified and that the offensive instead of bringing around the KIA to...

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