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Evolving maritime geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific region
Jul 10, 2014

Evolving maritime geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific region

A four-day maritime conference on "Maritime Geo-Politics in the Indo-pacific" was organised in Chennai, Kochi and New Delhi recently. The conference saw speakers deliver perspectives from India, China, Japan, US, Australia and Indonesia.

India and Australia defence relations: Towards a common vision of an open Indo-Pacific region?
Sep 21, 2019

India and Australia defence relations: Towards a common vision of an open Indo-Pacific region?

Despite differences that remain, there is clear evidence of growing strategic convergence by both countries in the security realm.

India-ASEAN strategic cooperation: Impacting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region
Oct 13, 2020

India-ASEAN strategic cooperation: Impacting security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region

The objectives of New Delhi’s Oceans Initiative get substantial traction by the provisions related to political, security and maritime cooperation i

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region
Jan 08, 2024

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region

Japan’s commitment to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific and its assessment of the changing global strategic environment have driven Tokyo to a new path-b

Malabar naval exercise: Powerplay in the Indo-Pacific region
Jul 20, 2017

Malabar naval exercise: Powerplay in the Indo-Pacific region

Maritime power projection, and not sea denial, is the answer to China’s creeping assertiveness in South Asia.

NATO’s inclination towards Japan and other partners in the Indo-Pacific region
Jul 19, 2023

NATO’s inclination towards Japan and other partners in the Indo-Pacific region

The Japan-NATO partnership is expected to be an effective one that would further expand in the near future in light of the growing threat posed by Chi

The Indo-Pacific region, maritime focus, and ocean governance
Jan 08, 2022

The Indo-Pacific region, maritime focus, and ocean governance

A new thrust towards ocean governance was witnessed over the past year, as the Indo-Pacific region emerged as a new theatre of power politics

The new great game: China and the intense maritime contest in Indo-Pacific region
Apr 10, 2018

The new great game: China and the intense maritime contest in Indo-Pacific region

China’s growing naval force projection has sparked anintense maritime contest in the Indo-Pacific, where traditional notions of spheres of influence are being challenged.

2014 Australia-India Roundtable: OUTCOMES STATEMENT
Feb 03, 2014

2014 Australia-India Roundtable: OUTCOMES STATEMENT

Relations between India and Australia have reached a new maturity, based on deepening connections between their societies, economies, education sectors and policy establishments. This positions these two democracies well to work together to advance their interests in a shared Indo-Pacific region.

A brief history of India-US relations: Nehru to Modi, Truman to Biden
Jun 17, 2023

A brief history of India-US relations: Nehru to Modi, Truman to Biden

This retrospective analysis traces diplomatic relations between India and US, from a bipolar world to a multipolar one

AUKUS and the Eastern Indo-Pacific’s Evolving Security Architecture
Aug 14, 2023

AUKUS and the Eastern Indo-Pacific’s Evolving Security Architecture

The formation of AUKUS (a security alliance between Australia, the UK, and the US) and its likely forward momentum in the near- and medium-term is certain to redefine the security architecture in the eastern Indo-Pacific region. Given the twin objectives of maintaining the balance of power and ensuring deterrence against China, several new initiatives and defence agreements between the member countries are on the anvil. The interface of A

Balances and benefits in Southern South Asia: The Maldives and Sri Lanka in 2021
Dec 28, 2021

Balances and benefits in Southern South Asia: The Maldives and Sri Lanka in 2021

With the changing dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, both the island states have ample opportunities to balance between India and China.

Biden-Xi meeting and the US-China calculus
Nov 14, 2023

Biden-Xi meeting and the US-China calculus

Given the criticality of this partnership for ensuring a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific region, India will be keenly watching the Biden-Xi meeting.

Blue Economy in the Indo-Pacific: Navigating Between Growth and Conservation
Jul 28, 2021

Blue Economy in the Indo-Pacific: Navigating Between Growth and Conservation

Once a niche term, Blue Economy (BE) has matured into a popular concept in marine governance discussions in the Indo-Pacific region. As land resources reach their limits, governments in the region are keen to harness the ocean’s wealth for economic projects. Policymakers widely believe the blue paradigm allows marine activities to be earth-friendly and sustainable, and thereby guaranteeing a more equitable future. Recent developments, however,

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security
Mar 11, 2024

Bracing for Trump’s vision of international security

Trump’s approach to transatlantic security, the US’s allies in the Indo-Pacific, and security concerns in West Asia will be shaping his vision of

Canada and India must forge deeper partnerships to counter shared threats
Jan 21, 2022

Canada and India must forge deeper partnerships to counter shared threats

From two ends of the Pacific, our nations have a shared interest in contributing to the rise and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region. Yet new threats stand in the way of achieving this potential

China debates the current churn in the South China Sea
Apr 26, 2024

China debates the current churn in the South China Sea

China sees a regional security structure shaping in the Indo-Pacific, with the US at its core, focused on the Quadrilateral Security Mechanism and sup

China in Japan's South Asia policy
Oct 15, 2015

China in Japan's South Asia policy

Well aware of China's growing influence in the Bay of Bengal and the changing power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan is now presenting itself as an alternative benefactor. With an eye toward Beijing, can the emergence of Japan in this region prove to play a balancing role?

China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India
Apr 07, 2021

China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India

China’s evolving security dynamics with the United States have compelled it to rethink its nuclear strategy to achieve effective deterrence. It is aiming to modernise its nuclear arsenal and increase its nuclear ambiguity through conventional-nuclear entanglement. Ambiguity will increase the risks of mischaracterisation and can have a destabilising impact on the Indo-Pacific region. This paper highlights two areas where India ought to be most c

China’s Relationship with ASEAN: An Explainer
Apr 15, 2021

China’s Relationship with ASEAN: An Explainer

Arguably the most significant global phenomenon of the past four decades has been the economic and strategic rise of China. Today analysts are confronting questions of whether China will replace the United States as the world’s biggest power, if it will do so peacefully or through confrontation and conflict, how it will subvert the existing system of global rules and institutions, and whether a new form of bipolarity would emerge to accommodate

Chinese attempting a new security architecture in Indo-Pacific
Dec 20, 2014

Chinese attempting a new security architecture in Indo-Pacific

With the enhancement of power in the Indo-Pacific region, China is attempting to create new constructs in the security arena which will be exclusively for Asians and it will bestow primacy to themselves.

Commerce and connectivity for enhancing trade in the Indo-Pacific
Dec 14, 2021

Commerce and connectivity for enhancing trade in the Indo-Pacific

Countries in the Indo-Pacific region would have to enhance regional integration and align their policies in order to propel economic revival in the po

Delhi-Dhaka-Tokyo cooperation: Charting developmental pathways in the Indo-Pacific
Jul 17, 2023

Delhi-Dhaka-Tokyo cooperation: Charting developmental pathways in the Indo-Pacific

All three countries have unique strengths which they can leverage by working trilaterally and together they can play a major role in shaping the futur

Dialogues required to resolve Asian disputes: 7th Fleet Commander
Apr 04, 2013

Dialogues required to resolve Asian disputes: 7th Fleet Commander

Commander of the US Seventh Fleet, Vice Admiral Scott H. Swift, feels that dialogues and frank discussions are the best solution to the ongoing disputes in the Indo-Pacific region.

Diverging US and Indian Approaches to Europe: The Problem of Ukraine
Aug 14, 2023

Diverging US and Indian Approaches to Europe: The Problem of Ukraine

The US-India strategic partnership is rooted in the Indo-Pacific region. Nonetheless, developments in Europe, such as the war in Ukraine, have implications for US-India cooperation. The Ukraine conflict could distract the US, diverting its attention to Europe, and impeding its efforts to build Indian strategic capacity. Differing responses to the war can also create tensions between the two countries, as the US seeks to punish Russia, and

Enhancing Aerospace Power Engagement Among the Quad Countries: A Roadmap
May 13, 2024

Enhancing Aerospace Power Engagement Among the Quad Countries: A Roadmap

The Indo-Pacific region is becoming the world's new strategic and economic ‘centre of gravity’. Indeed, the accelerated trajectory of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) in recent years highlights the region’s growing importance. The Quad countries have committed to a rules-based order and a free and open Indo-Pacific, and are aiming to develop resilience across domains, such as in the maritime space, to counter and deter aggressive

Exploring New Trends in Development Finance through Private Capital
Jul 27, 2021

Exploring New Trends in Development Finance through Private Capital

This brief examines the efficacy of the inclusion of private capital in development finance, using the cases of certain countries that have met with success in utilising such a strategy. It underlines the experiences of institutions like the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the United States International Development Finance Corporation (US-IDFC) that use innovative financial tools to support international financial institution

Forward from the Tokyo Quad Summit and IPEF
May 27, 2022

Forward from the Tokyo Quad Summit and IPEF

The growing focus on the Indo-Pacific as reflected by the recent Quad summit and the launch of IPEF indicates that despite the ongoing war in Europe,

From ‘Pivot to Asia’ to Trump’s ARIA: What drives the US’ Current Asia policy?
Feb 19, 2020

From ‘Pivot to Asia’ to Trump’s ARIA: What drives the US’ Current Asia policy?

After President Donald Trump’s 2017 visit to Asia, the Indo-Pacific region assumed greater significance in the United States’ foreign policy calculus, as articulated in the ‘Indo-Pacific Strategy Report’ released by the US Department of Defence. On 31 December 2018, Trump passed the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA), which authorises US$1.5 billion in spending for a range of US programmes in East Asia and Southeast Asia to “develop

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific
Mar 07, 2024

Gender lens for climate finance: A smart approach to sustainability in the Indo-Pacific

It is imperative to integrate climate financing with a gendered approach in the Indo-Pacific region to tackle climate change in an effective manner

Has Ukraine tested the Quad?
Mar 28, 2022

Has Ukraine tested the Quad?

Will conflicts outside the Indo-Pacific region, such as the Ukraine crisis, threaten the solidarity of the QUAD?

How India and the US can lead in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 18, 2017

How India and the US can lead in the Indo-Pacific

The stakes — who gets to construct the legal, economic, and military architecture of an integrated Indo-Pacific region — are enormous.

India and Australia: From 4,000 nautical miles to 22 yards
Oct 24, 2019

India and Australia: From 4,000 nautical miles to 22 yards

Ties between India and Australia are wide-ranging: from geostrategic cooperation and trade, to soft power mechanisms such as cricket and tourism. This paper makes a case for improving bilateral relations between New Delhi and Canberra. While there are substantial opportunities for trade and investment flows between the two countries, the engagements have been largely underdeveloped over the years. The immense scope of complementarities between th

India and Russia share an evergreen relationship of trust and confidence
Sep 14, 2019

India and Russia share an evergreen relationship of trust and confidence

Indian envoy to Russia, Ambassador D. Bala Venkatesh Varma, discusses Indo-Russia ties and the recently concluded Modi-Putin Summit in Vladivostok. Th

India in the Indo-Pacific: Bridging the financial divide
Jun 19, 2023

India in the Indo-Pacific: Bridging the financial divide

With its G20 Presidency halfway through, India must push for increased engagement in the Indo-Pacific region to address the SDG financing gap

India Inc. in ASEAN: Reclaiming its receding footprint
May 23, 2023

India Inc. in ASEAN: Reclaiming its receding footprint

Has India’s free trade agreement with the 10-member Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) spurred India Inc.’s globalising drive eastwards? This region, after all, has recently emerged as a major destination for investments from Japan – which is widening its options due to its conflicts with China – and the US, with its so-called ‘pivot to Asia’. India’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with ASEAN, which kicked off in January 20

India must make the most of its geopolitical sweet spot
Sep 16, 2022

India must make the most of its geopolitical sweet spot

Never before has India story looked more credible than it does today with the world in turmoil and India standing out as a beacon of hope.

India-France Trilaterals in the Indo-Pacific: Imperatives, Interests, Initiatives
Nov 04, 2023

India-France Trilaterals in the Indo-Pacific: Imperatives, Interests, Initiatives

By broadening the scope of bilateral cooperation from the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) to encompass the entire Indo-Pacific region, the India-France Indo-Pacific Roadmap, released in July 2023, underscores the importance of moving beyond the traditional self-centred approach to foster a more outward-looking dynamic with key regional partners. The cooperative trilateral mechanisms established by India and France in 2020 (India-France-Australia) and i

India-Japan Partnership in Third Countries: A Study of Bangladesh and Myanmar
Apr 19, 2021

India-Japan Partnership in Third Countries: A Study of Bangladesh and Myanmar

As the Indo-Pacific region takes centrestage in international affairs, various stakeholder countries are engaging in different forms of economic and strategic cooperation. While such cooperation is implemented largely through bilateral or multilateral forums, certain countries are partnering to promote infrastructure connectivity in third countries across the region. This brief explores one such partnership that holds promise—that of Indi

India’s challenge to China
Jan 25, 2018

India’s challenge to China

While China currently enjoys enormous power in the Indo-Pacific region, a more assertive India could potentially challenge this status quo.

India’s developing economic ties with the Indo-Pacific
Apr 26, 2021

India’s developing economic ties with the Indo-Pacific

India’s concerted actions in the Indo-Pacific region will determine its evolution as a key player.

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises
Dec 22, 2022

India’s expanding programme of joint military exercises

In recent times, India has extensively expanded its security partnerships. But will this kind of security cooperation suffice for India’s requiremen