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India's oil hunt in South China Sea to continue
May 17, 2012

India's oil hunt in South China Sea to continue

While India is preparing to give up one of the blocks it has been drilling in, it has no intention of abandoning its search for oil and natural gas in the South China Sea.

India’s nuanced approach in the South China Sea
Apr 20, 2024

India’s nuanced approach in the South China Sea

New Delhi’s strategic recalibration recognises the South China Sea’s critical importance to regional security and the global maritime order

India’s South China Sea policy has not changed. Now, as before, there’s no appetite to challenge China
Sep 16, 2019

India’s South China Sea policy has not changed. Now, as before, there’s no appetite to challenge China

India’s back-to-back moves to boost relations with Japan and Russia, particularly in security matters, appear to indicate it wants a bigger naval role in the contested South China Sea to counter a rising China. The reality is far different

India’s South China Sea posture is still in its infancy
May 17, 2023

India’s South China Sea posture is still in its infancy

Overstating Indian activism in the Western Pacific creates a false narrative that is harmful to balanced policymaking.  

Is the latest draft of the “South China Sea Code of Conduct” really a milestone?
Sep 20, 2018

Is the latest draft of the “South China Sea Code of Conduct” really a milestone?

China is consolidating its position in the South China Sea by building artificial islands, so when the time to conclude the actual Code of Conduct com

Is the South China Sea issue flaring up again?
Feb 27, 2019

Is the South China Sea issue flaring up again?

The United States has stepped up its Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) in the South China Sea as a response to China’s efforts to further en

Is the South China Sea issue flaring up again?
Feb 27, 2019

Is the South China Sea issue flaring up again?

The United States has stepped up its Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) in the South China Sea as a response to China’s efforts to further en

Loopholes and lawfulness: De-escalating tensions in the South China Sea
Mar 04, 2022

Loopholes and lawfulness: De-escalating tensions in the South China Sea

Can the delineation between sovereignty and sovereign rights facilitate the adoption of measures to de-escalate tensions in the South China Sea?

Parallel tracks: China’s SEZs and the geopolitics of the South China Sea
Oct 11, 2023

Parallel tracks: China’s SEZs and the geopolitics of the South China Sea

The development of Hainan SEZ stands to complicate the geopolitical situation of the South China Sea

Pop culture and strategic messaging: How Netflix got caught in the South China Sea dispute
Jan 03, 2022

Pop culture and strategic messaging: How Netflix got caught in the South China Sea dispute

China’s claims over the South China Sea are being pushed forward not just by military intelligence and show strength, but also by soft power

Rocking the boat in the South China Sea
Jun 21, 2019

Rocking the boat in the South China Sea

There has been a status quo of tensions in the South China Sea, a focal point of frequent upheaval.

Sovereignty Vs. Sovereign Rights: De-escalating Tensions in the South China Sea
Aug 14, 2023

Sovereignty Vs. Sovereign Rights: De-escalating Tensions in the South China Sea

Competing maritime territorial claims in the South China Sea resulting in frequent provocations and standoffs are well-documented. China’s increasingly assertive stance over its claims has led to increased militarisation of the region, making it a potential flashpoint. To better understand the complex SCS question vis-a-vis the extent of, and jurisdiction over this maritime space, this brief explores the distinction between the principl

Stemming the tide: Towards a concerted South China Sea strategy?
Sep 02, 2020

Stemming the tide: Towards a concerted South China Sea strategy?

A more solid albeit gradual positioning appears to be taking shape, and it would be vital to not only bolster the policy approaches that are crystalli

Telling China like it is about the South China Sea
Aug 12, 2016

Telling China like it is about the South China Sea

Chinese government’s mouthpiece, warned New Delhi that its seemingly inimical posture on the South China Sea was potentially damaging for bilateral

Tensions in South China Sea can destabilise region and the world
Nov 16, 2015

Tensions in South China Sea can destabilise region and the world

Tensions between India and Pakistan or North Korean provocations or South East Asia's maritime problems should not be perceived as local. The tensions in the South China Sea can single-handedly destabilise the region and the world, argues Prof. Rory Medcalf.

The ASEAN’s South China Sea conundrum
Apr 13, 2024

The ASEAN’s South China Sea conundrum

The increasing incidents in the disputed waters of the South China Sea highlight the urgent need for ASEAN to negotiate with China to establish a Code

The flashpoint of South China Sea: Implications for India
Aug 03, 2012

The flashpoint of South China Sea: Implications for India

The age-old Chinese dictum of hiding one's capabilities and strategically biding time for an opportune moment seems to be fast eroding to make way for aggressive posturing by the Chinese especially in the South China Sea.

The South China Sea dispute: A new flashpoint in the making?
Mar 21, 2012

The South China Sea dispute: A new flashpoint in the making?

Even though the territorial disputes in the South China Sea is nothing new, the recent confrontations among China, the Philippines, and Vietnam have sparked global concerns. It is being feared that the region is becoming a new flashpoint with serious security consequences.

The strategic signal of an Indian presence in the South China Sea
Sep 02, 2021

The strategic signal of an Indian presence in the South China Sea

India has wider stakes in South China Sea as nearly 55% of India’s trade with the Indo-Pacific region passes through these waters.

US churns the South China Sea
Aug 27, 2020

US churns the South China Sea

The new US position has been a shot in the arm for the ASEAN, but they are acutely aware of Beijing’s clout.

US-China tensions and its impact on the South China Sea dispute
Sep 23, 2020

US-China tensions and its impact on the South China Sea dispute

Given the seriousness and the fact that the South China Sea is becoming ‘militarised’ — it is time for the ASEAN countries to take a strong stan

What does ASEAN’s evolving approach to the South China Sea issue mean for Vietnam?
Nov 02, 2019

What does ASEAN’s evolving approach to the South China Sea issue mean for Vietnam?

Though the regional grouping continues to have difficulties on the issue, it nonetheless remains important to Hanoi’s calculations.

What Duterte’s comments mean for the South China Sea dispute, and the Indian position
Oct 29, 2016

What Duterte’s comments mean for the South China Sea dispute, and the Indian position

Duterte’s remarks indicate that the political costs of the SCS dispute to the parties outweigh potential benefits from the legal imprimatur that com

What this China-Japan friendship means to India and the South China sea conflict
Nov 05, 2018

What this China-Japan friendship means to India and the South China sea conflict

Japan knows India is the best possible regional counter-weight to a rising China. At the same time, it has to work with China to counter global uncertainties.

'Chinese dream' will haunt the new world
Mar 18, 2013

'Chinese dream' will haunt the new world

By ratcheting up tension, China is causing alarm in other countries that use the busy South China Sea as the shortest and most convenient link between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Chinese could well end up the losers as the countries affected could band together to offset Chinese aggressiveness. Worse, it could well trigger off Japanese nationalism and rearmament.

2024 मध्ये पूर्व आशियात अराजकता आणि अशांतता राहील
Feb 13, 2024

2024 मध्ये पूर्व आशियात अराजकता आणि अशांतता राहील

नियम-आधारित व्यवस्था कायम ठेवण्यासाठी अमेरिकेच्या जागत

A fact sheet on the military capabilities of G20 countries
Feb 14, 2023

A fact sheet on the military capabilities of G20 countries

This fact sheet explains the defence spending and the defence exports of the G20 countries

A look at the expanded ambit of the Washington-Manila MDT
May 13, 2023

A look at the expanded ambit of the Washington-Manila MDT

The further strengthening of ties between the US and the Philippines is indicative of the breadth and scope of maritime security arrangements in the r

A policy to replicate BrahMos' success
Feb 24, 2022

A policy to replicate BrahMos' success

India's defence export policy did help in accelerating and convincing Manila about the merits of purchasing the BrahMos

A Refresh of the United Kingdom’s Integrated Review: What’s changed?
Mar 21, 2023

A Refresh of the United Kingdom’s Integrated Review: What’s changed?

Though IR2023 doesn’t bring any fundamental changes, it provides an important touch-up to its original and clearly reflects Britain’s refreshed th

A renewal of Chinese provocations in the West Philippine Sea
Oct 04, 2023

A renewal of Chinese provocations in the West Philippine Sea

The Philippines needs to strengthen defence and economic ties with like-minded countries to halt Beijing’s growing ambition in the South China Sea

A season of 'warnings' in the Asia-Pacific
Aug 18, 2016

A season of 'warnings' in the Asia-Pacific

political warnings are part of a state’s predisposition for regime survival.

A signal to China from America and two of its oldest major allies
Sep 20, 2021

A signal to China from America and two of its oldest major allies

US commitment to Asia-Pacific security is evident in the ‘Aukus pact’ that will see it share nuclear technology with Australia

A US-China trade deal is likely, but will not resolve a deteriorating relationship
Nov 12, 2018

A US-China trade deal is likely, but will not resolve a deteriorating relationship

The tariff war is not the only issue hindering cooperation. Differences over Taiwan and the South China Sea, the basic lack of trust in the relationship is acting as a dampener across the board.

After Duterte: Key questions on democracy and China policy
Oct 13, 2021

After Duterte: Key questions on democracy and China policy

As the candidates of the 2022 Philippine presidential elections launch their campaigns, questions regarding democracy in the country and its sovereign

Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy
Mar 17, 2021

Aggressive sea control isn’t an option for India’s navy

Be assertive close to home. But India should not shrink from distant waters, either.

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit
Apr 16, 2024

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit

The recent trilateral summit between Japan, the Philippines and the US reflects the shared interests to improve collective response and self-defence i

Amid COVID–19, India’s Modi and Australia’s Morrison plan virtual prime ministerial summit
May 07, 2020

Amid COVID–19, India’s Modi and Australia’s Morrison plan virtual prime ministerial summit

New Delhi and Canberra are likely to conclude the much-awaited Mutual Logistics Sharing Pact — as well as other agreements covering science and technology and public administration.