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The Message from NATO at Vilnius
Jul 21, 2023

The Message from NATO at Vilnius

How did Ukraine’s presence influence the Vilnius summit? Why did Turkey lift its opposition against Sweden?

The new calculus of variable geometries in geopolitics
Nov 05, 2021

The new calculus of variable geometries in geopolitics

Middle powers with multiple partnerships like India can play a big role in the emerging global order

The Pacific frontier of France
Aug 04, 2023

The Pacific frontier of France

France hopes to broaden its area of influence in the Indo-Pacific by establishing close cooperation with the Pacific Island States

The pushback against China
Apr 24, 2021

The pushback against China

Now, the European Union has released its own Indo-Pacific strategy too

The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise
Aug 27, 2021

The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise

Australia is back for the second year in a row, underscoring the Quad’s deepening commitment to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

The Quad Gains Momentum as Strategic Realities Evolve
Sep 27, 2021

The Quad Gains Momentum as Strategic Realities Evolve

As new geopolitical and geo-economic realities emerge in the Indo-Pacific, India is now a critical node in the emerging network of variable geometries in the region. There are important opportunities in the evolving dynamic for New Delhi, as new alliances are crafted and new goals enunciated.

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 Quad needs to raise the game in the Indian Ocean
Jun 01, 2023

The Quad needs to raise the game in the Indian Ocean

With India hosting the 2024 Quad Leaders’ Summit, it will be Delhi’s opportunity to draw the grouping’s focus towards the Indian Ocean

The rationale behind Antony Blinken’s nomination and its implications for India
Nov 25, 2020

The rationale behind Antony Blinken’s nomination and its implications for India

Blinken’s record as a clear-eyed internationalist could inform a pragmatic US policy towards India.

The RCEP clamour and India’s priorities
Nov 24, 2020

The RCEP clamour and India’s priorities

There is a growing clamor about India's decision to opt-out of the RCEP. While many experts say Indian SMEs stand to gain a lot if India signs the deal, others say it is likely to hurt Indian manufacturing.

The relevance of the Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum
Nov 08, 2022

The relevance of the Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum

The EAMF is fighting for space in an already crowded and complicated geopolitical context and geography

The return of history has begun to unravel the Davos Consensus
Jan 31, 2023

The return of history has begun to unravel the Davos Consensus

Geopolitics has split the world again and bloc-wise trade arrangements will have winners and losers

The Rohingya crisis: Indonesia’s immigration issue
Jan 18, 2023

The Rohingya crisis: Indonesia’s immigration issue

The strengthening of the Bali Process along with concrete actions will enable Indonesia to deal with the growing Rohingya issue

The Role of India’s Northeast in the Regional Cooperation Architecture
Jun 30, 2021

The Role of India’s Northeast in the Regional Cooperation Architecture

There is no dearth of evidence that shows how cross-border connectivity brings manifold benefits to the countries involved. In the Bay of Bengal and Indo-Pacific, greater engagement amongst the countries in these geostrategically and economically significant regions has become more crucial in the recent years. This report analyses the potential for greater connectivity in the Bay region within a collaborative framework involving India, its easter

The Russian S-400 missile defence and the Amercian CAATSA: Case for an India waiver
Dec 21, 2020

The Russian S-400 missile defence and the Amercian CAATSA: Case for an India waiver

It will be hard for the US to ignore New Delhi’s distinct position while making a determination under CAATSA.

The sea leg of India’s nuclear triad post Pokhran II
May 11, 2023

The sea leg of India’s nuclear triad post Pokhran II

Pakistan and China’s nuclear capabilities along with the added challenges and risks of a complex and uncertain environment in the Indo-Pacific are v

The situation in Ukraine: a view from Moscow
Mar 02, 2022

The situation in Ukraine: a view from Moscow

From Kremlin’s perspective, as Europe is getting increasingly militarised, keeping Ukraine “neutral” is of strategic importance.

The Small Island Developing States in IOR: Challenges and opportunities
Dec 15, 2022

The Small Island Developing States in IOR: Challenges and opportunities

The SIDs need to ensure that they are not viewed as pawns in the geopolitical competition but as important stakeholders in the region.

The South Korean elections: Another round of political logjam?
Apr 18, 2024

The South Korean elections: Another round of political logjam?

The victory of the Opposition party in the recent South Korean elections will force the President to focus more on the domestic agenda than on foreign

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

The unravelling of Pax Americana
Aug 25, 2021

The unravelling of Pax Americana

Afghanistan has eroded US power and credibility. A transactional America will now encounter transactional friends

The US and China theatre under Biden starts in Alaska
Mar 23, 2021

The US and China theatre under Biden starts in Alaska

Far from being a failure, the Alaska meeting seems to have begun the process of resetting US-China relations in a positive direction once again.

The world has its eyes set on how Biden takes on China
Feb 10, 2021

The world has its eyes set on how Biden takes on China

America’s leader has signalled the continuity of its China policy but Indo-Pacific countries aren’t yet sure of it

The ‘India’ factor in China-Russia ties
May 30, 2024

The ‘India’ factor in China-Russia ties

In the triangular dynamics between China, Russia, and India, China must accept deeper India-Russia ties or risk losing Russia to Indo-Pacific geopolit

The ‘QuadFather’: The Legacy of Shinzo Abe and the Quad
Aug 16, 2023

The ‘QuadFather’: The Legacy of Shinzo Abe and the Quad

Before the rise of Xi Jinping—before the Beijing Olympics and the South China Sea tensions and the China-India border crisis—the late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had already sensed that a rising China would pose daunting challenges to its neighbours and the regional order. This brief argues that without Abe, there would likely have been no ‘Quad’ grouping joining Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. His re

Things are looking up for Indo-China ties
Apr 16, 2013

Things are looking up for Indo-China ties

India need not bite the bait, it can use the space created for pushing its own agenda with China which includes resolving our border dispute, getting the Pakistani monkey off our backs and getting better terms of trade from the Chinese. China is unlikely to yield anything easily, but if the emerging Indo-Pacific geopolitics provides an opportunity, New Delhi would be foolish to look the other way.

Third India-US 2+2 dialogue: Breaking the mould on post-war model of bilateral ties
Oct 26, 2020

Third India-US 2+2 dialogue: Breaking the mould on post-war model of bilateral ties

Recent focus on convergence-based institutionalisation of bilateral ties has consolidated India-US defence ties, without the overbearing pressures of

Tibet in focus: Congressional Dharamshala visit signals new pressure points
Jun 29, 2024

Tibet in focus: Congressional Dharamshala visit signals new pressure points

Washington's recent visit to Dharamshala is motivated by its commitment to democratic values and support for freedom, as well as China's increasing ho

Time to move on
Oct 28, 2020

Time to move on

Beijing’s aggression has made India’s diffidence about alignment obsolete

Towards a Low-Carbon and Climate-Resilient World: Expectations from COP26
Nov 01, 2021

Towards a Low-Carbon and Climate-Resilient World: Expectations from COP26

There is widespread hope that the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow will deliver decisive action on the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. This report gathers different perspectives from analysts in South Asia, Africa, the Indo-Pacific, and the UK on regional priorities and positions on key issues related to the global fight against climate change. Certain threads bind these analyses regarding what the

Towards an India–US consensus on counterterrorism cooperation
Apr 08, 2020

Towards an India–US consensus on counterterrorism cooperation

This paper examines the environmental and policy-level challenges to the actualisation of US-India counterterrorism cooperation. Indeed, despite their seeming convergence on the imperative of effective counterterrorism, there has been limited cooperation between the two countries. While the US’ sense of “American exceptionalism” and its hegemon status purports a utilitarian notion of the adversary, India’s regional power status makes its

Triangular Development Partnerships are the need of the hour
Nov 04, 2022

Triangular Development Partnerships are the need of the hour

Triangular partnerships can provide solutions to the most pressing challenges of today and play an important role in achieving the SDGs

Troubled waters: FONOPS, UNCLOS, and global commons
Jun 30, 2022

Troubled waters: FONOPS, UNCLOS, and global commons

Is the United States using FONOPs to undermine the International Law of the Sea and are other powers such as China following suit?

Trump got it wrong again. His Asia tour was no success
Nov 21, 2017

Trump got it wrong again. His Asia tour was no success

The US appears to lack a coherent strategy for the Asian region.