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Moscow must come to terms with India’s security imperatives
Dec 14, 2020

Moscow must come to terms with India’s security imperatives

As India reconfigures its China policy with the Indo-Pacific at its core, India-Russia ties won’t be able to escape this strategic reality

Most–read commentaries, 2018
Dec 30, 2018

Most–read commentaries, 2018

Our 20 most–read commentaries this year.

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.

NATO and India: Partners for a peaceful, free, and democratic world
Feb 23, 2024

NATO and India: Partners for a peaceful, free, and democratic world

NATO and India share common values of freedom and democracy and an interest in a stable and secure Indo-Pacific

NATO की इंडो-पैसिफिक में नई रणनीति: जापान और दक्षिण कोरिया पर विशेष ध्यान
Jun 29, 2024

NATO की इंडो-पैसिफिक में नई रणनीति: जापान और दक्षिण कोरिया पर विशेष ध्यान

नाटो के इंडो-पैसिफ़िक की ओर ध्यान के केंद्र में जापान और द

NATO’s Vilnius Summit: Key takeaways
Jul 18, 2023

NATO’s Vilnius Summit: Key takeaways

Though the recent summit failed to meet the expectations regarding Ukraine’s membership, it was able to double down on its commitment to Ukraine in

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

Navy to the rescue
Feb 05, 2020

Navy to the rescue

As natural calamities in the Indian Ocean Region become more frequent, India’s regional security role is likely to grow.

Nepal: A fertile ground for Buddhist diplomacy
Jun 10, 2022

Nepal: A fertile ground for Buddhist diplomacy

Will Nepal be able to make the most out of the power rivalry between India and China using Buddhist diplomacy?

Nepal: Is Biden’s win win-win for the Himalayan Republic?
Nov 25, 2020

Nepal: Is Biden’s win win-win for the Himalayan Republic?

The situation now seems to be ripe to reorient the relationship by instilling new foreign policy mechanisms that can be helpful for not only the US an

New cabinet in Indonesia: Future of Indonesian foreign policy and its relations with India
Nov 04, 2019

New cabinet in Indonesia: Future of Indonesian foreign policy and its relations with India

Both India and Indonesia see ASEAN centrality as a prominent feature in their approach to the Indo-Pacific.

New Delhi's counter-terrorism outreach
Nov 26, 2022

New Delhi's counter-terrorism outreach

For a nation such as India, which is among the countries most affected by terrorism, this is a time to take the lead in continuing to keep the spotlight on the menace of terrorism

No tolerance for terror — Biden on South Asia
Nov 10, 2020

No tolerance for terror — Biden on South Asia

Even as Biden backs the Afghan peace process, he favours a more gradual and ‘responsible’ withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

No zero-sum games
Jul 19, 2018

No zero-sum games

What the US gets wrong – and India gets right – about the Indo-Pacific

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

North Korean crisis and the strategic space in Asia
Nov 29, 2017

North Korean crisis and the strategic space in Asia

It is necessary to contextualise the North Korean nuclear crisis with regards to Asian geopolitics and its implications for India.

NSA releases 'Samudra Manthan'
Mar 05, 2013

NSA releases 'Samudra Manthan'

National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon on March 5 released the book "Samudra Manthan: Sino-India Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific", authored by Dr. C. Raja Mohan, Head of the Strategic Affairs Programme of Observer Research Foundation.

Oceania: A bolder Australia with Trump in Asia
Nov 02, 2020

Oceania: A bolder Australia with Trump in Asia

The ongoing US-China tensions have put middle-power countries like Australia in a tough spot. Australians are also widely rejecting Trump’s “Ameri

On Navy Day, an assessment of future maritime operations in Asia
Dec 04, 2018

On Navy Day, an assessment of future maritime operations in Asia

The Indian Navy’s effectiveness as a net-security provider will depend, in large measure, on its leadership’s ability to plan for complex future c

ORF takes on the budget
Feb 02, 2019

ORF takes on the budget

How does the interim budget impact some of the most critical facets of the Indian economy?

ORF takes on the budget
Feb 02, 2019

ORF takes on the budget

How does the interim budget impact some of the most critical facets of the Indian economy?

Oz’s choice—AUKUS and the break with Paris
Oct 01, 2021

Oz’s choice—AUKUS and the break with Paris

Australia’s decision to join the AUKUS was one meant to counter Chinese influence, even if it meant upsetting its ally France

Papua New Guinea: A tale of two visits
May 26, 2023

Papua New Guinea: A tale of two visits

PM Modi and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s visits to PNG reflect the increasing importance of the Pacific Island countries in the strategic

PLA at 96: A new phase of continued military reforms
Aug 05, 2023

PLA at 96: A new phase of continued military reforms

At 96, after eight years of relentless ongoing military reforms, the PLA’s continued investment in reforms implies a seriousness in achieving China�

PM Deuba facing Himalayan challenges in Nepal
Sep 01, 2021

PM Deuba facing Himalayan challenges in Nepal

After Nepal’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of Sher Bahadur Deuba’s coalition, a tricky road lies ahead for Deuba’s government amidst multiple c

PM Meloni’s visit signals a progressive future for India-Italy relations
Mar 02, 2023

PM Meloni’s visit signals a progressive future for India-Italy relations

Prime Minister Meloni’s visit to India showcases the robust ties between India and Italy

PM Modi eyes US-Russia ‘de-hyphenation’
Aug 03, 2023

PM Modi eyes US-Russia ‘de-hyphenation’

India’s policymakers signal that historically strong ties with Russia should not become an obstacle to an equally strong relationship with the US

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

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

President Kovind’s Manila visit: India’s Act East policy gets a further push
Oct 31, 2019

President Kovind’s Manila visit: India’s Act East policy gets a further push

Philippines is now seen as a key country in India’s Act East policy and its engagement with the ASEAN.

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

Protecting enterprise secrets and intellectual property in a volatile world
Oct 24, 2020

Protecting enterprise secrets and intellectual property in a volatile world

As technology evolves and new solutions emerge, governments have taken greater interest in regulatory matters, particularly in Indo-Pacific economies

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

QUAD and ASEAN
Jun 15, 2023

QUAD and ASEAN

ASEAN could have closer cooperative ties with QUAD as long as there is no strategic dimension to it

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength
May 26, 2022

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength

The latest Quad meeting underscored continued growth, but when will the four countries seriously confront the matter of direct security cooperation?

Quad takes another step forward
Feb 24, 2022

Quad takes another step forward

Though there are lingering differences within the group, the need to counter China’s challenge is an area of converging interest.

Quad Vadis? A Risk Assessment of the Quad’s Emerging Cybersecurity Partnership
Aug 17, 2023

Quad Vadis? A Risk Assessment of the Quad’s Emerging Cybersecurity Partnership

The Quad’s growing effort to shape international norms and rules in the Indo-Pacific is taking place in an environment fraught with multiple challenges. China’s assertive rise as well as internal differences within the group pose significant risks to the plurilateral platform’s mission of creating a free, open, and secure Indo-Pacific. Focusing on the Quad’s cybersecurity cooperation, this brief examines the various internal and e