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Pakistan's Political Dynamics in Run-up to General Elections- May 2018

Pakistan's Political Dynamics in Run-up to General Elections- May 2018

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

Pakistan’s politically churning dynamics in the run-up to its General Elections mid-2018 throws no surprises in the continuance of Pakistan Army’s obsessive fixation to prevent the return of...

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China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification

China is the single most impediment to Korean Reunification

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 Feb , 2018

Korean Reunification like the Germany Reunification can be brought about only when the citizens of North Korea in a massive upsurge like the East Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. Even if the...

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South East Asia: United States & India Convergent Strategic Interests 2018

South East Asia: United States & India Convergent Strategic Interests 2018

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 02 Feb , 2018

United States recent primacy to Indo Pacific security in its National Security Strategy 2018 and India’s primacy to its Act East Policy are implicitly focused on checkmating belatedly, China’s...

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Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of...

Pakistan Warned by United States that it can no Longer Bear Weight of...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 10 Jan , 2018

For far too long the United States has borne the strategic weight of Pakistan’s strategic contradictions of pretensions to be a staunch US ally and simultaneously resorting to destabilisation US...

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Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

Myanmar: Peace Process Going Nowhere

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 01 Jan , 2018

With the escalation of the offensive on the Kachins by the Myanmar Army from November onwards and the standoff between the Government and the China backed Federal Political Negotiation and...

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South China Sea: The Wages of United States Strategic Complacency

South China Sea: The Wages of United States Strategic Complacency

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 26 Dec , 2017

The United States in end 2017 is faced with a grave legacy challenge of the South China Sea maritime expanse under illegal military occupation of China as a result of US strategic complacency in...

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United States National Security Strategy Document 2017 Saliences Analysed in...

United States National Security Strategy Document 2017 Saliences Analysed in...

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 22 Dec , 2017

The US National Security Strategy Document 2017, the first to be issued by President Trump in his first year of office is a significant departure from United States existing accommodative policy...

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Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

Pakistan Army as a Politically Disruptive Force in Nation-Building

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 13 Dec , 2017

Pakistan Army having ruled over Pakistan for nearly half its existence since 1947 has no credits to distinguish itself in terms of Pakistan’s nation-building; the contrary is true in that...

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Indo Pacific Treaty Organisation Emerges Asia Security Imperative in end-2017

Indo Pacific Treaty Organisation Emerges Asia Security Imperative in end-2017

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 06 Dec , 2017

Indo Pacific Asia as a geopolitical conception replacing the earlier concept of Asia Pacific has evolved markedly since 2008-2009 synchronous with China’s switch from exercise of ‘Soft...

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South Korea’s Strategic Imperatives to Shed Historical Mind sets on Japan

South Korea’s Strategic Imperatives to Shed Historical Mind sets on Japan

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 04 Dec , 2017

Contextual North East Asia security imperatives dictate in 2017 for South Korea to opt for a ‘Nixonian Moment’ of a serious and sustained political and strategic reachout to Japan and shed its...

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US President Trump’s Asia Pacific Tour November 2017- An Estimative Analysis

US President Trump’s Asia Pacific Tour November 2017- An Estimative Analysis

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 13 Nov , 2017

US  President Trump’s first tour of the Asia Pacific in November 2017, nearly a year after assuming office, raises two questions in terms of estimative analysis— whether it was a strategic...

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Myanmar: Rohingya Crisis: Denigrating Suu Kyi does not Help

Myanmar: Rohingya Crisis: Denigrating Suu Kyi does not Help

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 21 Oct , 2017

It is rather sad that human rights activists, western media and many other leaders of repute have made a concerted effort to denigrate Suu Kyi without realising her constraints in dealing with a...

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Bangladesh: A Judgement Gone Awry!

Bangladesh: A Judgement Gone Awry!

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 20 Oct , 2017

On many parameters Sheikh Hasina’s government is doing extremely well.  The economy is moving at around 6 percent growth.  There was a proud moment for Bangladesh when the first span of 6.15...

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Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India Geopolitically Significant

Japanese PM Abe’s Visit to India Geopolitically Significant

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 14 Sep , 2017

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s visit to India on September 13-14 2017 though officially as part of the Annual Summits between the Prime Ministers of Japan and India emerges as geopolitically...

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Afghanistan: Imperatives for United States Permanent Forward Military Presence

Afghanistan: Imperatives for United States Permanent Forward Military Presence

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Sep , 2017

Contemporaneous and unfolding geopolitical dynamics in South and South West Asia generated by the China-Pakistan-Russia Trilateral interventionist stances on Afghanistan dictate strong imperatives...

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Myanmar-The Rohingya Conundrum: Regional Implications

Myanmar-The Rohingya Conundrum: Regional Implications

By: Dr S Chandrasekharan | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 03 Sep , 2017

On the night of 24th August, Rohingyan militants staged a coordinated attack on 30 Police posts that cover more than 24 villages around Maungdaw.  They also tried unsuccessfully to storm an Army...

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Afghanistan’s Renewed Significance in United States Geopolitical Calculus 2017

Afghanistan’s Renewed Significance in United States Geopolitical Calculus 2017

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 08 Aug , 2017

Afghanistan’s renewed significance in United States geopolitical calculus in 2017 seems to be impelled by the challenge of Afghanistan becoming the cockpit of global power games with the...

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Doklam to Djibouti: Beijing sends a Message

Doklam to Djibouti: Beijing sends a Message

By: Narayani Basu | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 07 Aug , 2017

Two Chinese navy warships set sail on July 12 from the military port of Zhanjiang in Guangdong province, bound for Djibouti, on the horn of Africa, with an undisclosed number of military personnel...

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Can Equality be ever established? The Case of Bangladesh

Can Equality be ever established? The Case of Bangladesh

By: Kazi Anwarul Masud | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 02 Aug , 2017

Chilean bankers Ari Aisen and Francisco José Veiga in a study tried   to empirically determine the effects of political instability on economic growth using sample covering 169 countries over...

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Pakistan Army’s Graduation from Military Coups to “Judicial Coups”

Pakistan Army’s Graduation from Military Coups to “Judicial Coups”

By: Dr Subhash Kapila | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group | Date: 31 Jul , 2017

Pakistan Army yet again succeeded in overturning the strong electoral mandate with which PM Nawaz Sharif rode into power for the third time in 2013 and this time by a “Judicial Coup” with a...

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