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Canada and India must forge deeper partnerships to counter shared threats
Jan 21, 2022

Canada and India must forge deeper partnerships to counter shared threats

From two ends of the Pacific, our nations have a shared interest in contributing to the rise and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region. Yet new threats stand in the way of achieving this potential

Can—will—European countries avoid being dragged into a conflict in Taiwan?
Mar 04, 2023

Can—will—European countries avoid being dragged into a conflict in Taiwan?

Key strategic changes over the past few years increase the likelihood of the EU being dragged into a military conflict in the Taiwan Strait

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai
Nov 27, 2021

Catalysing growth in the ‘century of the seas’: Building a Blue Economy in Mumbai

Mumbai’s history and location make it the ideal candidate for becoming 21st century India’s hub of trade, connectivity and security  

CCP centenary and the growing Chinese footprint in Sri Lanka
Jan 25, 2021

CCP centenary and the growing Chinese footprint in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka could explore and benefit more from close ties with the middle powers than equating most foreign policy decisions on binaries.

Charting a New Trajectory in India-Sri Lanka Relations
Sep 08, 2021

Charting a New Trajectory in India-Sri Lanka Relations

As Sri Lanka moves closer to China in its economic ties, concerns about the Indo-Sri Lanka bilateral relationship grow

Charting the future of India-US ties
Oct 16, 2020

Charting the future of India-US ties

The relationship is more robust than ever before. But deepening ties will bring its set of challenges

China and India Jostle in the Indian Ocean
Dec 05, 2022

China and India Jostle in the Indian Ocean

This has been a longstanding policy of China, but more recently, Beijing has been perturbed by New Delhi’s proactive push in China’s periphery along the wider Indo-Pacific. Beijing is attempting to portray itself as the new leader in the emerging multipolar world

China changes its tone and tenor on India—for now
Jan 03, 2019

China changes its tone and tenor on India—for now

The challenge will be how India and other countries use this opportunity to restore strategic balance in the region.

China debates the current churn in the South China Sea
Apr 26, 2024

China debates the current churn in the South China Sea

China sees a regional security structure shaping in the Indo-Pacific, with the US at its core, focused on the Quadrilateral Security Mechanism and sup

China feels the heat in South Asia and IOR
May 24, 2022

China feels the heat in South Asia and IOR

China needs to strategically reconsider its calculations in South Asia amidst the ongoing shift in the region.

China in Japan's South Asia policy
Oct 15, 2015

China in Japan's South Asia policy

Well aware of China's growing influence in the Bay of Bengal and the changing power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan is now presenting itself as an alternative benefactor. With an eye toward Beijing, can the emergence of Japan in this region prove to play a balancing role?

China inks a strategic gambit with Iran in West Asia
Apr 01, 2021

China inks a strategic gambit with Iran in West Asia

While China’s push into Iran is impressive on paper, how Beijing puts this into practice will be the major point to follow.

China on mind, US reboots its priorities
Jun 08, 2021

China on mind, US reboots its priorities

As the gap between its power and that of China grows, India needs the US to balance China in the South Asia-Indian Ocean Region. The Indian contribution, military or economic, towards a strong American Indo-Pacific strategy appears more nebulous. This is an asymmetry which cannot but have real-life consequences. India should not assume that antipathy to China alone will be the over-riding factor in the US global policy.

China one up on America
Jan 18, 2022

China one up on America

It is making giant strides where the US refused to go

China uses academia to assert South China Sea claims
Jul 05, 2024

China uses academia to assert South China Sea claims

To reinforce public opinion and influence perception in favour of what China believes are the country’s “correct” maritime limits, Beijing has b

China's opportunities and challenges in a crisis-ridden West Asia
Oct 22, 2023

China's opportunities and challenges in a crisis-ridden West Asia

While China may aid West Asian countries to hedge their interests against the US, the lack of Chinese diplomacy on ground shows that there is still a

China: From trade to security in Asia, catching the dragon by its tail
Nov 02, 2020

China: From trade to security in Asia, catching the dragon by its tail

The ‘great divide’ between Washington and Beijing that had simmered for many years before Trump came to office, has crystallised into open hostili

China’s doublespeak on the Ukraine conflict
Feb 06, 2023

China’s doublespeak on the Ukraine conflict

China hopes to chip away at the West’s resolve to partake in the event of its confrontation with Taiwan by prolonging the current war waged by Russi

China’s expanding tech lead through Digital Silk Road
Jun 23, 2023

China’s expanding tech lead through Digital Silk Road

While the DSR has the potential to enhance digital connectivity in developing economies of the Indo-Pacific, it also provides Beijing with a tool to a

China’s growing counter-space capabilities
May 16, 2020

China’s growing counter-space capabilities

The risks posed by China’s military space programme is primarily to other more capable powers such as the US using space as a force multiplier.

China’s long game in West Asia
Oct 17, 2023

China’s long game in West Asia

The West is straining to maintain control over the Gaza war while simultaneously dealing with the conflict in Ukraine; will China be able to make the

China’s naval expansion and the challenges for India
Sep 29, 2021

China’s naval expansion and the challenges for India

The Indo-Pacific concept might have little currency in Beijing, but the Chinese Navy is at a point where not just the Western Pacific, but even the In

China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India
Apr 07, 2021

China’s Nuclear Ambiguity and its Implications for India

China’s evolving security dynamics with the United States have compelled it to rethink its nuclear strategy to achieve effective deterrence. It is aiming to modernise its nuclear arsenal and increase its nuclear ambiguity through conventional-nuclear entanglement. Ambiguity will increase the risks of mischaracterisation and can have a destabilising impact on the Indo-Pacific region. This paper highlights two areas where India ought to be most c

China’s Nuclear Forces Continue to Expand
Feb 05, 2024

China’s Nuclear Forces Continue to Expand

China’s nuclear expansion could lead to a spiraling arms race.

China’s Relationship with ASEAN: An Explainer
Apr 15, 2021

China’s Relationship with ASEAN: An Explainer

Arguably the most significant global phenomenon of the past four decades has been the economic and strategic rise of China. Today analysts are confronting questions of whether China will replace the United States as the world’s biggest power, if it will do so peacefully or through confrontation and conflict, how it will subvert the existing system of global rules and institutions, and whether a new form of bipolarity would emerge to accommodate

China’s worrying military exercises near Taiwan
Apr 18, 2020

China’s worrying military exercises near Taiwan

China’s moves in the region, despite the pandemic, are only likely to generate fear and inspire greater cooperation with Washington.

China’s Xi Proposes Global Security Initiative
May 13, 2022

China’s Xi Proposes Global Security Initiative

Despite the hypocrisy and power politics at the foundation of the GSI, it would be foolish to dismiss it or assume that it will not garner support from other countries.

Clash of Frontiers: US-China conflict over Taiwan
Aug 10, 2022

Clash of Frontiers: US-China conflict over Taiwan

The clash of the frontier between the US and China is inevitable; Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit has simply brought this truth nearer. 

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system
Feb 21, 2024

Cold War 2.0: The US-DragonBear standoff in a bifurcated global system

As the world navigates through Cold War 2.0, the interplay between the US and the DragonBear alliance will underpin much of the global and regional te

Colombo Port City project: Controversial since its inception
Dec 28, 2021

Colombo Port City project: Controversial since its inception

Despite visible concerns, the Sri Lankan government has given the green light to commence the Colombo Port City project.

Conditions apply: A case for not delinking politics from development cooperation
Apr 27, 2023

Conditions apply: A case for not delinking politics from development cooperation

The motivation behind deploying aid is often spurred by geopolitical and diplomatic considerations rather than purely developmental goals

Constrained capital: Paving the path for infrastructure investments in India and other emerging economies
Dec 18, 2018

Constrained capital: Paving the path for infrastructure investments in India and other emerging economies

Policy influencers and diplomats will have to find a way to market private investments in an appealing manner for all stakeholders involved.

Contesting neighbours, revised geopolitical playbooks
Oct 27, 2020

Contesting neighbours, revised geopolitical playbooks

The engagement by India and China in the West Asia region is a good example of their metamorphosing approaches

Could the ASEAN Summit achieve anything substantial?
Nov 22, 2022

Could the ASEAN Summit achieve anything substantial?

The escalating tensions between the US and China and the lack of consensus on other critical geopolitical issues have rendered ASEAN ineffectual

Countering Chinese assertiveness: India’s changing posture in the Indian Ocean
Jan 02, 2021

Countering Chinese assertiveness: India’s changing posture in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is important to China because Chinese trade and energy resources transit this route.

CPEC: Here comes the pushback
Oct 03, 2018

CPEC: Here comes the pushback

It was New Delhi which first pointed out the drawbacks of the Chinese model.

Deepening of India-Japan strategic and global partnership
Mar 23, 2023

Deepening of India-Japan strategic and global partnership

The official two-day visit by PM Kishida indicates that Japan seeks closer cooperation between the Indo-Pacific countries