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- Political Musings - Asia in the Spotlight
Dr Sanu Kainikara is an ex-fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force and currently a practising Military Strategist residing in Canberra, Australia. He holds a Master of Science degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, and his PhD in International Politics was awarded by the University of Adelaide in Australia. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales and the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Regional Security.
Dr Kainikara is the author of 11 books on national security and strategy, military forces and air power. He is a keen student of Indian history and is in the process of writing the history of India in a series of books titled From Indus to Independence: A Trek through Indian History. The first three volumes of the series have already been published and the fourth is nearing completion. He has also published a collection of political essays titled The Asian Crucible. He is a regular contributor to the Eurasia Review.
Sanu is the author of numerous papers on international politics, national security issues, and security strategy that have been published in reputed international journals; and has presented papers, on invitation, in a number of International Conferences around the world.
Introduction: A Year Focused on Asia,
1 Saudi Arabia and Iran: Drawing the Battle Lines,
2 Can the Islamic State be Defeated?,
3 The Pilgrims Progress: Russia in the Middle-East,
4 Afghanistan – A Long Way From Anywhere,
5 Pakistan: Painting Itself into a Corner,
6 India’s Diplomatic Disarray,
7 Indo-Russian Relations: A Dance Out-of-Step,
8 India’s China Policy: The Ambling Elephant Needs to Reassess,
9 India: Seeking its Place in the Sun,
10 Patience and Denial: China’s Dual Strategies,
11 The South China Sea Arbitration: The Court Rules – But Who Will Enforce the Writ?,
12 The Philippines – A New President Takes Over,