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An Assessment of President Obama’s Foreign Policy

September 08, 2016

If the history of the world is the world’s court of justice, history will rate Obama, the 44th President of the United States, among the top ten of the holders of that high office.

Concerns About Proposed US Rules on Cybersecurity Products

July 20, 2015
Concerns About Proposed US Rules on Cybersecurity Products

While the Wassenaar Arrangement has instant recall in nuclear circles, it has only recently become a source of turmoil in cybersecurity, after the US Bureau of Industry and Security published rules that are applicable to cyber technologies.

Two to Tango: The US and China in the Asia-Pacific

July 2014

In the last decade, the dynamics of inter-state relations in the Asia Pacific have changed rapidly, largely due to the rise of China. Competition rather than cooperation has become the order of the day. In the East and South China Seas, freedom of navigation, competitive claims over maritime boundaries and air space security are experiencing an evolution of new brinkmanship between the US, an established super power, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), an emerging super power, unfolding new challenges for the other potential regional players including India.

Geo-strategic Implications of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

October 31, 2014
Geo-strategic Implications of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

The US sees the establishment of the AIIB as an attempt by China to pull South- East Asian countries closer to its orbit and a soft-power play that promises economic benefits while refurbishing its image among its Asian neighbours.

President Obama’s Policy on Syria

November 18, 2014
President Obama’s Policy on Syria

This is the right time to raise a fundamental question about Obama’s policy towards Syria: Is there a coherent, consistent policy, based on a reasonably accurate assessment of the ground realities in Syria? The answer is a definite no.

An Analysis of the US Sale of the Patriot Missile Defence System to Saudi Arabia

December 10, 2014
An Analysis of the US Sale of the Patriot Missile Defence System to Saudi Arabia

The PAC-3 missile defence deal is a win-win package for both the United States and Saudi Arabia in terms of both their bilateral relations and the enhancement of regional security.

The 2014 Mid-term Elections in the United States

December 17, 2014

There are many reasons for the decision of the people to vote for the Republican Party in these elections ranging from economy,
governance, foreign policy decisions, the mid-term factor and mostly President Obama's unpopularity

1st US-Africa Leaders Summit: A New Chapter in the US-Africa Relations

August 20, 2014

The summit is seen as one of the major initiatives of the Obama administration towards the African continent and being the first US President to hold the largest event with the African head of states and governments.

US Military Departure from Manas Stirring a New Game in Central Asia

July 07, 2014

The author recounts his memories of the US military base at Manas International Airport in Bishkek, which was the hub for onward movement of about 15,000 troops and 500 tons of cargo a month to and from Afghanistan. The folding of the US base has not only put an end to the US-Central Asia saga but in effect the US overseas military presence is now retracted to the line of its power limits in Europe.

Asian Strategic Review 2014: US Pivot and Asian Security

2014
Asian Strategic Review 2014: US Pivot and Asian Security

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-769-2
Price: Rs. 995
The “Pivot to Asia” strategy qualifies to be called Obama Doctrine: a part of Obama’s “grand strategy”. This policy may radically redefine not only the US engagement with Asia but also the Asian strategic dynamics. This book looks at various facets of the pivot strategy, to include US, Chinese, regional and country specific perspectives with an aim of providing greater clarity and understanding.
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