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China’s ‘Wedge Strategy’
Mr.Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury, Research Associate, CAPS
08 August 2020:
Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, recently held a meeting with counterparts in Afghanistan, Nepal, and Pakistan, amidst the border standoff with India, and called for the four nations to “strengthen their connections for regional peace and security.”...Read more

Assessing France's Success in Anti-Terror Operations in Africa 
Ms.Arushi Singh, Research Intern, CAPS
21 July 2020:
On June  30, 2020, French president Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to attend the G5 Sahel Summit, spoke about the desire to “Europeanize the fight against terrorism in the Sahel”, as he handed over the lead of counterterrorism operations in the Sahel to the European Union....Read more

China-Iran Relations and China’s Growing Presence in the West Asia
Mr. Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury, Research Associate, CAPS
20 July 2020:
Over the past decade, under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China has increased its economic, political, and to a lesser extent its security footprint in the West Asia. The BRI has not only acted as a catalyst allowing China to increase its presence in the region but also for the individual countries to use China as a means to develop and diversify their economies....Read more

The Afghan Peace Process and India’s Concerns
Mr. Saurav Sarkar, Research Associate, CAPS
16 July 2020:
 There has been increased speculation since the signing of U.S.-Taliban agreement on 29 February 2020 as to whether the Taliban will break ties with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to adhere to the terms of the deal....Read more

Private Participation in Space Activities: Looking Back to Look Ahead
Prof (Dr) G S Sachdeva, Distinguished Fellow, CAPS
14 July 2020:
Lately, many countries have expressed interest in participation of private enterprise in independent, stand-alone space activities. India is also one of these. ...Read more

Russia’s Role in India-China Issues: Subtle and Nuanced
Mr Carl Jaison, Research Associate, CAPS
26 June 2020:
In the backdrop of the worst clashes between the two Asian countries, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar interacted with his counterparts Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as part of the Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral virtual meet....Read more

THE  “ATMANIRBHAR” CLARION CALL & THE “MEHAR BABA COMPETITION” FOLLOW THROUGH
Wg Cdr BS Nijar, Research Fellow, CAPS
20 JUne 2020:
The PM’s call for “Atmanirbhar Bharat” is the new mantra to achieve self-reliance, with the insistent need for Indian industry to position itself as a significant contributor to global supply chains....Read more

The CTBT and the Possible U.S., China Nuclear Testing 
Ms Sanjana Gogna, Research Associate, CAPS
15 June 2020: 
The U.S. Department of State report titled '2020 Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Non-proliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments' was released on 15 April 2020. It raised concerns regarding China's adherence to the ‘zero yield’ standard....Read more

Nuclear Energy and the Future of Warfare
Ms Zoya Akther Fathima, Research Asociate, CAPS
04 June 2020:
It would not be an overstatement to say that nuclear energy could potentially revolutionize military logistics in the coming decades.  As it already appears, military investment in energy technologies and innovations is likely to grow considering the efficacy and versatility of nuclear energy....Read more

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