Search: For - Indo-Pacific region

106 results found

India’s growing strategic footprint in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 15, 2023

India’s growing strategic footprint in the Indo-Pacific

As a rising power in the Indo-Pacific region, India is expanding its outreach in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific exponentially

India’s Role in the Emerging Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific
Jan 26, 2022

India’s Role in the Emerging Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific region will shape the trajectory of global politics for most of the 21st century

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.  

India’s Taiwan Moment
Aug 20, 2022

India’s Taiwan Moment

Realities in the Indo-Pacific region have changed, and it’s time for New Delhi to deepen its political ties with Taipei.

Indo-Pacific and financing SDG 4: Another brick in the wall?
Jan 24, 2024

Indo-Pacific and financing SDG 4: Another brick in the wall?

Although financing infrastructure in the developing economies of the Indo-Pacific region has become an increasing international priority, quality educ

Locating Sri Lanka in Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Aug 14, 2023

Locating Sri Lanka in Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

As China’s rise threatens the democratic rules, values, and institutions that have shaped the post-war world order, the United States (US) is increasing its outreach in the Indo-Pacific region. Distant South Asian island nations such as Sri Lanka are today receiving greater attention from the US. This brief seeks to bridge the gap in the literature on the US’s Sri Lanka policy and highlights how the current US government positions Sri Lanka i

Macron’s visit to India takes place at an important juncture in regional geopolitics
Mar 12, 2018

Macron’s visit to India takes place at an important juncture in regional geopolitics

France has begun to pay serious attention to the Indo-Pacific region after a long time.

Maritime Diplomacy is Vital for the Quad’s Success
Sep 24, 2021

Maritime Diplomacy is Vital for the Quad’s Success

Growing maritime competition in the Indian ocean has compelled India to engage in maritime diplomacy with the Quad countries to upkeep its commitment

Minding the gaps in India’s act east policy
Sep 21, 2018

Minding the gaps in India’s act east policy

New Delhi’s approach to Southeast Asia within the wider Indo-Pacific region is strategically sound but has limits.

Moving towards a stronger India-Japan partnership
Jun 17, 2013

Moving towards a stronger India-Japan partnership

The India-Japan partnership has matured into an important component of the new security and economic architecture of the Indo-Pacific region. For a long time, the partnership was centered on economic matters. But it has diversified to cover a wide spectrum of interests including security, counter terrorism, sea-lanes, UN reforms, energy security and climate change.

Multilateral and plurilateral engagements — Biden on Oceania
Nov 10, 2020

Multilateral and plurilateral engagements — Biden on Oceania

Australia will be able to provide some substantive insights for the new administration on how to engage constructively within the Indo-Pacific region.

Navigating Contemporary Philippine Foreign Policy Under Marcos Jr.
Jun 20, 2023

Navigating Contemporary Philippine Foreign Policy Under Marcos Jr.

The Philippines continues to be embroiled in the overarching regional dynamics of Southeast Asia influenced by the intensifying power competition between its traditional ally, the United States and its largest immediate neighbour, China. Such geopolitical configurations have put significant pressure on the current administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to steer the Philippines through turbulent waters. Thi

Non-traditional security in the Bay of Bengal
Dec 13, 2021

Non-traditional security in the Bay of Bengal

Natural and man-made disasters continue to plague the Indo-Pacific region; therefore, greater attention should be paid in addressing these problem are

Policy Imperatives for India’s Integration into Electronics GVCs
Aug 16, 2023

Policy Imperatives for India’s Integration into Electronics GVCs

Recent years have highlighted the global headwinds against China's increasingly aggressive moves in the Indo-Pacific region. Vulnerabilities associated with an overdependence on the country for several critical goods, including electronics, have exacerbated prevailing anti-China sentiments. This has provided the impetus for diversifying electronics supply chains, an opportunity India is well positioned to leverage. This brief assesses Ind

President Lai Ching-te’s inaugural speech: Implications for Cross-Strait relations
Jun 12, 2024

President Lai Ching-te’s inaugural speech: Implications for Cross-Strait relations

Adopting a firmer stance than his predecessors, President Lai reaffirmed in his speech that the ROC is separate from the PRC, reflecting the will of T

QUAD 3.0: A security-oriented reincarnation?
Jun 08, 2023

QUAD 3.0: A security-oriented reincarnation?

As the Indo-Pacific region becomes more contested, the QUAD will have to work together to expand its scope of diplomacy, influence, and security

RCEP: The best way forward for Modi's 'Act East' Policy
Jan 06, 2015

RCEP: The best way forward for Modi's 'Act East' Policy

In the light of the fact that India is not a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is important for the country to forge a deal in RCEP. In the current scenario, there have been increasing attempts by Indo-Pacific region members to voice growing concerns regarding Non Tariff barriers hindering trade prospects in the regional bloc.

Reframing climate finance to amplify voices of SIDS
Jun 01, 2024

Reframing climate finance to amplify voices of SIDS

Immediate action is needed to rethink frameworks to prioritise vulnerability indices, increase resilience funding, and align climate finance with SIDS

Responding to China’s rise: Japan and India as champions for the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific
Aug 24, 2017

Responding to China’s rise: Japan and India as champions for the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific region is experiencing profound geo-strategic re-alignments. Post-war norms are being challenged by a rising China that is unconstrained by the established legal, economic and diplomatic order. These changes come at a time of growing uncertainty over US commitments to both its regional allies and a liberal international trade regime. In the absence of American leadership, the only formidable and practical alternative is the emerg

Rise of the minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia trilateral
Sep 18, 2020

Rise of the minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia trilateral

The India-France-Australia trilateral is only the latest of the many minilaterals that are taking shape in the Indo-Pacific region.

Russian factor in India’s Indo-Pacific policy
Dec 07, 2021

Russian factor in India’s Indo-Pacific policy

Despite the policy convergences of India and US, Russia has ample scope to enhance its role in the Indo-Pacific region

Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security
Jun 05, 2024

Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security

Shoba Suri and Subhasree Ray, Seas of Sustenance: Navigating ‘Blue Food’ for Indo-Pacific Food Security, June 2024, Observer Research Foundation.

Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea
Sep 26, 2023

Shared Values, Common Goals: Finding Convergences in the Indo-Pacific Strategies of India and South Korea

India and South Korea stand as important middle powers whose influence in the Indo-Pacific region is expanding in their own ways. At the same time, their bilateral partnership today has even bigger potential to serve as a stabilising factor amid shifting regional geopolitical equations. The current year—the 50th since the two countries established formal diplomatic ties—is an opportune moment for harnessing their converging interests. This br

Shinzo Abe’s win will shape Asia’s future
Oct 26, 2017

Shinzo Abe’s win will shape Asia’s future

From envisioning a new security architecture for the Indo-Pacific region to seeing India’s potential as a key partner, he has shown great foresight

SIDS चा आवाज बुलंद करण्यासाठी हवामान वित्ताची पुनर्रचना करण्याची गरज!
Jun 14, 2024

SIDS चा आवाज बुलंद करण्यासाठी हवामान वित्ताची पुनर्रचना करण्याची गरज!

असुरक्षितता निर्देशांकांना प्राधान्य देण्यासाठी, लहान

Southeast Asia’s choices: Economic, political, and geopolitical integration face complications
Dec 14, 2021

Southeast Asia’s choices: Economic, political, and geopolitical integration face complications

In light of the new developments in the Indo-Pacific region, heightened economic and political integration comes with multiple hurdles that will, in t

Strengthening the France-India Partnership
May 19, 2022

Strengthening the France-India Partnership

India and France, amid intensifying geopolitical trends in the Indo-Pacific region, are likely to build an even closer partnership.

Telemedicine in the Indo-Pacific: Easing regulations and promoting international cooperation for improving health infrastructure
Jan 14, 2022

Telemedicine in the Indo-Pacific: Easing regulations and promoting international cooperation for improving health infrastructure

Countries in the Indo-Pacific region can boost their healthcare systems by working closely on the emerging sector of telemedicine

The Australia-India-Japan-US Quadrilateral: Dissecting the China Factor
Aug 10, 2020

The Australia-India-Japan-US Quadrilateral: Dissecting the China Factor

This paper analyses the domestic compulsions in Australia, India, Japan and the US that are influencing their positions on the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad). The paper notes that as the four countries are becoming increasingly aware of the risks posed by China’s rise over the last few years, they have sought to converge to the Quad. For Australia, the concerns are over trade dependency on China, and China’s sharp power projection and

The Biden administration’s approach to China: An assessment
May 31, 2022

The Biden administration’s approach to China: An assessment

The changes in the global environment witnessed over the past year have bolstered Biden administration policies, especially in the Indo-Pacific region

The Digital Silk Road in the Indo-Pacific: Mapping China’s Vision for Global Tech Expansion
Jan 03, 2024

The Digital Silk Road in the Indo-Pacific: Mapping China’s Vision for Global Tech Expansion

The Digital Silk Road (DSR), part of the Belt and Road Initiative, symbolises China’s approach to expanding information exchanges and digital cooperation with emerging markets and developing economies. Under the DSR, several private corporations and state-owned enterprises supported by Chinese state banks are offering inexpensive technological contracts and rapidly building digital infrastructure projects. This brief examines the operationalisa

The EU-India Relationship at 60: Where is it headed in 2023?
Mar 23, 2023

The EU-India Relationship at 60: Where is it headed in 2023?

India and the EU must work together to ensure that their partnership remains a positive force for stability and development in the Indo-Pacific region

The evolving role of the Colombo Security Conclave
Dec 26, 2023

The evolving role of the Colombo Security Conclave

As the Indo-Pacific region grows in prominence, all the members of the CSC, which are democracies, will continue to play their cards based on domestic and external benefits.

The Global Governance of the Energy Transition: Lessons for the Indo-Pacific and Latin America
Jul 03, 2024

The Global Governance of the Energy Transition: Lessons for the Indo-Pacific and Latin America

Amid disruptive international crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing war in Ukraine, ensuring a secure energy supply for development requires focused efforts by individual countries and the international community. This report examines the global governance of the energy transition from the perspectives of the Latin American and Indo-Pacific regions. Despite their geographic distance, the two regions share similarities in their econ

The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative: Towards a Coherent Indo-Pacific Policy for India
Dec 23, 2020

The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative: Towards a Coherent Indo-Pacific Policy for India

The Indo-Pacific region is increasingly being viewed as a global centre of gravity, both for its economic and demographic potential, and the security challenges that could frustrate those possibilities. India—as a champion of the principle of ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ or FOIP—has initiated engagements with its partners in the region, such as the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI) that aims to ensure the security and stability of the

The Korea-Pacific Islands Summit: Widening the ambit of ROK-PIC ties
Jun 14, 2023

The Korea-Pacific Islands Summit: Widening the ambit of ROK-PIC ties

In light of the growing focus on the Pacific region, South Korea, alongside other nations, has ramped up bilateral ties with PICs by boosting developm

The launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Jun 03, 2022

The launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Exploring the four pillars of the IPEF: Economic connectivity, economic resilience, clean economy, and just economy are the four pillars for enhanced

The new US Indo-Pacific Strategy: Balancing continuity with new and evolving environment
Mar 15, 2022

The new US Indo-Pacific Strategy: Balancing continuity with new and evolving environment

The United States' Indo-Pacific strategy continues to focus on bolstering its security and counterbalancing China's influence in the Indo-Pacific regi

The Quad is rebalancing
May 30, 2023

The Quad is rebalancing

The Pacific theatre is now an obvious area of interest to boost non-traditional activities by the Quad countries

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.

The U.S. Escalates Chips War With China
Apr 03, 2023

The U.S. Escalates Chips War With China

Global geopolitics is in a state of intense flux. China’s rise has led to greater competition in the international system, with the United States and the post-War global order coming under increasing challenge. China’s high economic growth rate in the past several decades has meant bigger military budgets. In turn, its military rise threatens security in the Indo-Pacific region where China seeks to dominate, from the Himalayas to South China

Threats to the Environment in the Indo-Pacific: Strategic Implications
Mar 11, 2022

Threats to the Environment in the Indo-Pacific: Strategic Implications

The Indo-Pacific region is confronting emerging challenges that go beyond the traditional definition of “security.” Among the most crucial are threats to the environment, including natural hazards such as cyclones and tsunamis; illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing and overfishing; and marine pollution. This report underlines the strategic implications of these environmental issues in the Indo-Pacific. It outlines the measures tha

Towards a healthy balance: Diplomacy and disease in the Indo-Pacific
Apr 05, 2024

Towards a healthy balance: Diplomacy and disease in the Indo-Pacific

As nations in the Indo-Pacific region grapple with shared health challenges, health diplomacy can serve as a pivotal force in advancing public health

UK Deploys Aircraft Carrier in the Indian Ocean
Apr 30, 2021

UK Deploys Aircraft Carrier in the Indian Ocean

The upcoming “global deployment” is intended to reinforce the U.K.’s tilt toward the Indo-Pacific region.

Understanding America’s Enduring Interest in the Indo-Pacific
Feb 14, 2023

Understanding America’s Enduring Interest in the Indo-Pacific

Amidst the prolonged Russia-Ukraine war, the continuing attention being given by the United States (US) to the Indo-Pacific region has been remarkable, belying widespread expectations that it would refocus its resources. This brief posits that the US interest in its Indo-Pacific strategy has not diminished as the region continues to represent an important pillar of overall US geostrategy. Its involvement in the region is not simply being

Understanding ASEAN’s Non-Linear Approach to the Russia-Ukraine War
Aug 17, 2023

Understanding ASEAN’s Non-Linear Approach to the Russia-Ukraine War

This brief examines the response of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) to the prolonged Ukraine war. ASEAN’s approach is viewed from two perspectives: how individual member states have responded, and the stance that the grouping itself has taken. In the immediate aftermath of the Russian invasion in February this year, the ASEAN statement was insipid; it underlined the importance of the principles of ‘mutual respect fo

US must reciprocate Indian stand on Internet governance
Jun 25, 2015

US must reciprocate Indian stand on Internet governance

Even as Washington expects India to be a net security provider in the Indo-Pacific region, the country is offering itself as a key partner in managing the cyber oceans. The US must now reciprocate.

Washington Declaration: Navigating Seoul towards Quad Plus
May 11, 2023

Washington Declaration: Navigating Seoul towards Quad Plus

The Washington Declaration serves as a respite as the North Korean nuclear threat and the tensions in the Indo-Pacific region continue to escalate

Washington Declaration: Restoring the Pacific balance
May 12, 2023

Washington Declaration: Restoring the Pacific balance

The Washington Declaration extends the ambit of US-ROK ties, conjoining the changing nature of the threat that the two countries face on the Korean Pe

Who blinks first: Can a framework for countering maritime grey-zone operations be devised?
Mar 29, 2023

Who blinks first: Can a framework for countering maritime grey-zone operations be devised?

Regional cooperation mechanisms should join hands and devise a framework to counter China’s grey-zone tactics in the Indo-Pacific region