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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 Connectivity Partnership: Can Brussels step up its connectivity game in the Indo-Pacific?
Sep 16, 2021

The EU-India Connectivity Partnership: Can Brussels step up its connectivity game in the Indo-Pacific?

The possibilities and the drawbacks inherent in the EU and India’s venture to provide an alternative to the BRI

The Future of Cyber Warfare in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 13, 2023

The Future of Cyber Warfare in the Indo-Pacific

The rapid growth in military cyber capabilities of the countries in the Indo-Pacific combined with the use of assets from the cyberwarfare toolbox—in domestic and interstate contexts—is adding uncertainty to already competitive political, military, and economic relations. This issue brief assesses the cyberwarfare context in the Indo-Pacific, and reviews the military cyber capabilities of the region’s countries and their commitment to inter

The Future of Cyberwarfare in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 13, 2023

The Future of Cyberwarfare in the Indo-Pacific

The rapid growth in military cyber capabilities of the countries in the Indo-Pacific combined with the use of assets from the cyberwarfare toolbox—in domestic and interstate contexts—is adding uncertainty to already competitive political, military, and economic relations. This issue brief assesses the cyberwarfare context in the Indo-Pacific, and reviews the military cyber capabilities of the region’s countries and their commitment to inter

The future of the Quad in the Indo-Pacific
Feb 22, 2024

The future of the Quad in the Indo-Pacific

Despite detractions, the Quad must continue to do what it is doing—to focus on delivery of its promises and to build on areas of success

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 growing centrality of India in Australia’s Indo-Pacific policy
Mar 13, 2023

The growing centrality of India in Australia’s Indo-Pacific policy

PM Albanese’s visit to India is indicative of the strong political will to factor India into Australia’s Indo-Pacific Policy

The India-Italy Connect in the Indo-Pacific
Feb 28, 2023

The India-Italy Connect in the Indo-Pacific

Underlying Rome’s rapprochement with the Indo-Pacific is its awareness of the region’s importance for its own economy. Italy, in turn, is a reliable partner for India.

The Indo-Pacific contestations
Jun 10, 2019

The Indo-Pacific contestations

As tensions between the US and China escalate, regional states in the Indo-Pacific do not have the luxury of time on their side.

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF): An Asean perspective
Jun 25, 2022

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF): An Asean perspective

The article has been authored by Premesha Saha, an associate fellow, Strategic Studies Programme, Observer Research Foundation.

The Indo-Pacific economics: Inextricable Chinese linkages and Indian challenges
Dec 08, 2021

The Indo-Pacific economics: Inextricable Chinese linkages and Indian challenges

India would need to ratchet up its economic investments and regional integration initiatives in the Indo-Pacific if it aims to compete with the Chines

The Indo-Pacific is all a-churn in response to Joe Biden’s victory
Nov 26, 2020

The Indo-Pacific is all a-churn in response to Joe Biden’s victory

The region’s geostrategic and trade dynamics are already in flux and may throw up opportunities for India to capitalize on

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 Indo-Pacific Quest for the Quad’s Spirit
Jul 06, 2021

The Indo-Pacific Quest for the Quad’s Spirit

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad)—comprising Australia, India, Japan and the US—has outlined a collective vision that recognises each country’s peculiarities in their approach to the Indo-Pacific while building upon the areas of convergence. Maritime security will continue to be a key pillar in this vision, although there is a shift towards making the Quad’s objectives more broad-based and relevant to the emerging global geopolit

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 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 Long(er) Ukraine War: Lessons for the Indo-Pacific
Aug 16, 2023

The Long(er) Ukraine War: Lessons for the Indo-Pacific

The Russia-Ukraine war has confounded observers, as much as it did the Russians themselves. Since erupting in late February, the war has not shown signs of abating any time soon. This brief argues that by its very nature, the war has lessons not just for the adversaries, but also the NATO alliance that is backing Ukraine, and even geographically distant China and India. For one, the war has both elements of the old eras—such as the mass

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.

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 and the Indo-Pacific
Oct 07, 2020

The Quad and the Indo-Pacific

There is a certain duality about the Indo-Pacific. It is a region of economic opportunity, as well as one of problems.

The Quad in the Indo-Pacific: Why ASEAN remains cautious
Aug 20, 2023

The Quad in the Indo-Pacific: Why ASEAN remains cautious

As India, Japan, Australia and the United States renew their quadrilateral cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, there are suggestions to expand the ‘Quad’ into a ‘Quad-plus’ grouping to include the countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). This brief argues that the Quad will not have much to offer to ASEAN; it has, in fact, the potential to dilute ASEAN centrality which is the pillar of the regional bloc.  India, too

The Quad must take centre stage and work on Indo-Pacific security
May 24, 2022

The Quad must take centre stage and work on Indo-Pacific security

The group’s big challenge is to define the security dimension of its agenda more robustly even as economic talks get underway

The real anchor of the Indo-Pacific plan
Oct 21, 2020

The real anchor of the Indo-Pacific plan

India’s position made others buy into the idea and incorporate it in their security outlooks

The UK Shifts to the Indo-Pacific: An Opportunity for India-UK Ties
Feb 15, 2021

The UK Shifts to the Indo-Pacific: An Opportunity for India-UK Ties

When the United Kingdom (UK) releases the highly anticipated integrated review of its foreign, defence, security and development policy in March, it will mark the first formal iteration of the UK’s Indo-Pacific strategy. This brief explores the dynamics that are driving the UK’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific. It identifies three key drivers that are prompting the shift: a reappraisal of China, the economic fallout of Brexit, and the UK’s close t

The US-Russia tango, and the Indo-Pacific
Jan 07, 2022

The US-Russia tango, and the Indo-Pacific

Stability in Russia-US ties will alleviate pressure on India at a time when the rise of China has changed the geopolitical calculus for  the Indo-Pacific

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

Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy: Where’s the heft?
Aug 01, 2018

Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy: Where’s the heft?

Old trade battles, no doubt, will continue, but US businesses could also adjust their model.