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SAAG is the South Asia Analysis Group, a non-profit, non-commercial think tank. The objective of SAAG is to advance strategic analysis and contribute to the expansion of knowledge of Indian and International security and promote public understanding.

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Global Balance Of Power 2017 Weighted Heavily Against China-Russia Nexus – Analysis

15 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Dr Subhash Kapila* Global balance of power 2017 is weighted heavily against perceived combined strategic weight of the China-Russia nexus as the history of 20th Century World Wars would indicate that Hitlerian impulses do…

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Pakistan’s Terror Machinery Under International Pressure, China Lone Savior – Analysis

15 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Bhaskar Roy* Following US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry of people from seven designated Muslim countries, and hints from the White House that more countries could be added to the list, Pakistan…


National Anthem: A Spiritual-Cultural Hymn For Holding Nation Together? – Analysis

13 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By R. Upadhyay The objection by a section of Indian intelligentsia against the November 30, 2016 Supreme Court Order on national anthem that all cinema halls in the country shall play it before the start…

Afghanistan's Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Afghanistan: Sanctions On Hekmatyar Lifted, Eyes On Russia – Analysis

09 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Alexander Murray* On February 4, the UN Security Council (UNSC) agreed to remove Hezb-e-Islami-e-Gulbuddin (HIG) power-broker and former Afghan Prime Minister, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, from its international sanctions list. Having negotiated a truce with HIG…

South China Sea. Source: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Wikipedia Commons.

South China Sea Conflict Escalation Possibility – Analysis

04 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Dr Subhash Kapila* South China Sea conflict escalation in2017 hovers as a distinct possibility with the maximalist positons taken by China and the new US Trump Administration in opposing China’s claims. China’s belligerent postures…