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Trump hangs like a Damocles' Sword over US-South Korea relations
May 31, 2024

Trump hangs like a Damocles' Sword over US-South Korea relations

As the next US elections approach with both Democratic and Republican prospects equally uncertain, Seoul is alarmed by the looming possibility of Trum

Trump's 'social insecurity' bill
Dec 04, 2017

Trump's 'social insecurity' bill

The solipsistic Trump “revolution” is unfolding on fantasies about economic growth.

Tuning American diplomacy: Melody beyond borders
Oct 07, 2023

Tuning American diplomacy: Melody beyond borders

The US aims to promote music diplomacy to promote global peace and democracy, as part of its larger foreign policy goals

Twin awakening
Feb 27, 2023

Twin awakening

Major powers compete among themselves in shoring up their global heft and capabilities, as developing world is struggling to cope with consequences

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.

Ukraine and slowing Indian growth: Back to basics
Mar 03, 2022

Ukraine and slowing Indian growth: Back to basics

The Ukraine crisis coupled with the disruption caused by the pandemic could have adverse effects on the Indian economy

Ukraine crisis and its impact on the transatlantic relations
Jun 16, 2022

Ukraine crisis and its impact on the transatlantic relations

The end of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis and accordingly changing Euro-Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific theatres will together determine its impact on the

Under China's Shadow, India Looks to Australia
Feb 11, 2013

Under China's Shadow, India Looks to Australia

More than the growth of the Indian diaspora in Australia or two-way commerce, the potential for naval cooperation and reshaping the political geography of the Indo-Pacific excites the relationship's strategic proponents.

Under the Radar, Above the Norm: The Evolving Dimensions of Thai-Japanese Cooperation
Mar 27, 2024

Under the Radar, Above the Norm: The Evolving Dimensions of Thai-Japanese Cooperation

Japan-Thailand relations are understated, yet dynamic and continuing to evolve. The two have worked towards fortifying their ties across various sectors, including defence, investments, and energy, undergirded by a mutual commitment to regional stability and economic prosperity. A paramount interest is navigating the geopolitical complexities of the times, amid growing external threats that necessitate deeper security cooperation comprising bilat

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

Understanding China’s message to our country
Jun 04, 2020

Understanding China’s message to our country

After Doklam, China seems to want to ‘expose’ once again how India’s Quad allies are concerned only about the shared waters of the Indo-Pacific

US Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to India: A sign of closer India-US security ties
Mar 18, 2021

US Defense Secretary Austin’s visit to India: A sign of closer India-US security ties

Austin is set to land in India on Friday, for a visit that aims to deepen defense cooperation between the United States and India.

US FONOP in India’s EEZ is indicative of Biden’s agenda for US-India defence ties
Apr 13, 2021

US FONOP in India’s EEZ is indicative of Biden’s agenda for US-India defence ties

The US Navy’s recent Freedom of Navigation Operation in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone underscores Biden’s shift in priorities for US-India def

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.

US, China dig in their heels
Sep 14, 2021

US, China dig in their heels

The breakdown of high-level communications worrying

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific
Sep 28, 2015

US, India and security in the Asia-Pacific

That India-US ties are at the nexus of a new beginning shaping the Indo-Pacific is no surprise. PM Modi's second visit to the US at the beginning of his second year in office only reiterates the importance of this relationship.

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

US-India defence technology cooperation: Between illusion and reality
Jun 28, 2023

US-India defence technology cooperation: Between illusion and reality

There is good cause to be optimistic about the US-India defence technology partnership, but the commentary on both sides could do with a dose of reali

US-India defence trade and India’s underwater domain awareness
Feb 19, 2020

US-India defence trade and India’s underwater domain awareness

India must recognise that the induction of various US acoustic naval platforms cannot alone meet the challenge presented by the underwater expanse of

Vietnam and America, 40 years on
Jul 13, 2015

Vietnam and America, 40 years on

Possible maritime cooperation with Vietnam and the US - a collaboration unimaginable until very recent times - will strengthen India's current approach to multilateral engagement to secure its strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific.

Vietnam and India-US Cooperation
Jun 15, 2015

Vietnam and India-US Cooperation

The India-U.S. Joint Vision and the mention of the South China Sea is India's strategic response to the growing Chinese naval profile in the Indian Ocean Region. In this context, US outreach to Vietnam and India's Act East policy are symbolic of India-U.S. cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

Vietnamese views of India
Jan 31, 2022

Vietnamese views of India

Despite projecting close ties with Vietnam, the ground reality reflects a different story

Waiting in the wings — Will this be the decade for middle powers? 
Dec 28, 2020

Waiting in the wings — Will this be the decade for middle powers? 

In fluid strategic situations, middle powers tend to thrive more provided they are able to play their cards well.

Walking the SCO tightrope
Jun 13, 2023

Walking the SCO tightrope

For steady growth in the face of fragile geopolitical contestations, New Delhi needs access to different platforms to pursue interests in multiple geographies

Walking the talk and talking tough: Biden’s East Asia outreach and the US-China dialogue
Mar 22, 2021

Walking the talk and talking tough: Biden’s East Asia outreach and the US-China dialogue

Ahead of Biden officials’ first meeting with Chinese envoys in Alaska, high-level visits to Japan and South Korea underscored the US’ representati

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

We must not over-interpret China's grand moves of diplomacy on the world stage
Nov 28, 2023

We must not over-interpret China's grand moves of diplomacy on the world stage

Beijing is not doing as well as it would like us to think. Its economic challenges and isolation have meant it is keener than its put-off partners to achieve some normalcy in ties with other countries.

What are India’s plans for directed energy weapons?
Sep 25, 2020

What are India’s plans for directed energy weapons?

DEWs are yet to be deployed by any country’s military, but are widely seen as a critical part of future warfare.

What China may have learnt and unlearnt from the Ukraine crisis
Mar 16, 2022

What China may have learnt and unlearnt from the Ukraine crisis

Backing Moscow beyond a point is likely to hurt Beijing’s economic plans and long-term interests

What does Xi’s Myanmar visit mean for India’s China anxieties?
Jan 24, 2020

What does Xi’s Myanmar visit mean for India’s China anxieties?

The trip produced a mixed outlook for New Delhi’s perceptions of Beijing’s inroads in the wider Indo-Pacific.

What is the Democratic Party’s vision for India?
May 21, 2020

What is the Democratic Party’s vision for India?

Democrats in the US Congress are increasingly willing to call India out on human rights issues.

What Putins visit means for India-Russia ties
Dec 02, 2021

What Putins visit means for India-Russia ties

The Russian president, who will be in New Delhi on December 6, is not just coming to maintain the ‘special, privileged strategic partnership’, but to also deepen bilateral relations

What the budget can and can’t do for our rise as a global power
Jan 31, 2020

What the budget can and can’t do for our rise as a global power

An economic revival would grant India the resources for power projection but strategy matters even more if those are scarce 

What Tsai win means to China
Jan 21, 2020

What Tsai win means to China

Taiwan is not willing to be assimilated, at least politically, into the motherland

What Xi should do
Oct 10, 2020

What Xi should do

Settle the border with India. With increasing US pressure, it is in China’s interest.

What’s next for India-Japan defence relations?
Sep 07, 2019

What’s next for India-Japan defence relations?

While the impetus for closer alignment is clear, much work remains to be done on the security side and within the wider bilateral relationship.

What’s Next for the India-France-UAE Trilateral?
Oct 03, 2022

What’s Next for the India-France-UAE Trilateral?

India, France and the UAE, which share strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific, met for a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly last week.

Where the sea remains rough
Apr 16, 2024

Where the sea remains rough

China continues to warn regional players of negative consequences of their actions. Yet, it is Beijing’s own behaviour that is reshaping the Indo-Pacific landscape

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

Why are small South Asian states resorting to the “wait and watch” approach towards the Taliban?
Sep 22, 2021

Why are small South Asian states resorting to the “wait and watch” approach towards the Taliban?

Much more is at stake than domestic security when it comes to how the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan will affect the small South Asian states