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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 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 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 Quad’s Counterterrorism Priorities
Sep 24, 2021

The Quad’s Counterterrorism Priorities

Quad’s commitment to counterterrorism seems to be only vaguely defined, despite being highlighted as an area of cooperation. Given that it is a prio

The Quad’s Push for Global Vaccine Equity
Sep 24, 2021

The Quad’s Push for Global Vaccine Equity

Despite leveraging the strengths of the four Quad countries, the Quad Vaccine Partnership will still need to overcome several challenges to achieve th

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 US-Iran Standoff and India
Feb 04, 2012

The US-Iran Standoff and India

While India would be hoping that the reported secret talks between the US and Iran succeeds, avoiding a conflict, New Delhi could take a leaf out of the Chinese and Japanese strategy of reducing its exposure to Iranian oil in return for a waiver from US sanctions.

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

Threats in The Long Range
Jun 28, 2012

Threats in The Long Range

Tensions between the United States of America and Russia over the deployment of a ballistic missile defence system by the US in eastern Europe are sharpening. Japan is deploying such a system to ward off the North Korean missile threat.

TICAD-VI sees biggest leap, but will it be enough to face challenges from China, West
Sep 07, 2016

TICAD-VI sees biggest leap, but will it be enough to face challenges from China, West

Hosting it in Kenya this year, TICAD demonstrated the deeper involvement of Africa in the process.

Tokyo assembly polls: A warning shot for Abe
Jul 07, 2017

Tokyo assembly polls: A warning shot for Abe

In the past, Tokyo has acted as a harbinger of change in Japan's national politics. Could outcome of Tokyo election influence course of national polit

Tokyo's defence
Jan 02, 2014

Tokyo's defence

India, which hosts Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations later this month, must come to terms, like the rest of the region, with Tokyo's determination to shape the Asian security order. After he returned to power a year ago, Abe has set about transforming Japan's military strategy.

Trilateral Summit: A long journey to reconciliation in Northeast Asia
Nov 07, 2015

Trilateral Summit: A long journey to reconciliation in Northeast Asia

The revival of the trilateral mechanism between China, Japan and South Korea only forms the first important step in the long journey to reconciliation in Northeast Asia which calls for mutual understanding and accommodation of each other's interests, and statesmanship of the highest order on the part of the leaders at the helm.

Ukraine crisis affects Tokyo's efforts to improve ties with Moscow?
Mar 31, 2014

Ukraine crisis affects Tokyo's efforts to improve ties with Moscow?

Going by Japan's response to the Ukraine crisis, it appears that Tokyo attaches more importance to its alliance with the US than to the prospects of a robust Russo-Japanese partnership. And, with President Obama scheduled to make a visit to Japan in April, Abe is keen to maintain full solidarity with the US.

US-2i -- Is it really a feather in Navy's cap?
Nov 29, 2016

US-2i -- Is it really a feather in Navy's cap?

The jury is still out on the likely purchase of the much talked of ShinMaywa US 2i — the Japanese amphibious airplane by India for Navy

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

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

What does an emerging Squad in the Indo-Pacific mean for India?
May 24, 2024

What does an emerging Squad in the Indo-Pacific mean for India?

This new mini-lateral grouping of the US and three of its allies could coordinate actions with the Quad for regional stability

What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India
Sep 24, 2018

What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India

The Japanese Prime Minister may have won a battle, but the war remains.

When Modi meets Abe
Sep 08, 2017

When Modi meets Abe

What are the main topics that would draw attention of the two leaders at the India-Japan Bilateral Summit?

When Modi met Xi
Oct 15, 2014

When Modi met Xi

India's relations with China and Pakistan are unlikely to see any major strategic change in the years ahead. It is imperative for India to think afresh without losing old friends especially at a time of international flux. A US-Japan-India partnership in the 21st century would need to be worked out.

Where is Cambodia's foreign policy headed?
Jul 27, 2023

Where is Cambodia's foreign policy headed?

Until Cambodia is able to maximise its ties with other partners, it will continue to face the challenges brought upon by the exacerbating US-China com

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

Why is China escalating tensions in the East China Sea?
Sep 22, 2016

Why is China escalating tensions in the East China Sea?

Two intertwined territorial contentions remain unresolved between China and Japan in the East China Sea.

Will Abe be able to forge a new partnership with Putin?
Dec 15, 2016

Will Abe be able to forge a new partnership with Putin?

Japan and Russia, famously referred to as "distant neighbours," have shared a long and complicated history of bilateral relations.

Will India now finally invite Australia to the Malabar Exercise?
Feb 01, 2020

Will India now finally invite Australia to the Malabar Exercise?

The question of inviting Australia to the exercise, which currently includes India, Japan and the United States, has been controversial.

Will Masuzoe's victory help PM Abe in nuclear policy?
Feb 26, 2014

Will Masuzoe's victory help PM Abe in nuclear policy?

While Shinzo Abe might be thinking that LDP supported independent Yoichi Masuzoe?s win in Tokyo gubernatorial poll will help him carry forward his pro-nuclear energy plans, defeated candidates Hosokawa and Koizumi are determined to intensify their campaign for a nuclear free Japan.

Will North Korea's nuclear ambitions provoke a new arms race?
Jul 10, 2017

Will North Korea's nuclear ambitions provoke a new arms race?

Nuclear and missile developments in North Korea have been in global attention — also to repeated threats against South Korea, Japan and US.

Will Okinawa poll shock impact Abe's national politics and US relations?
Nov 20, 2014

Will Okinawa poll shock impact Abe's national politics and US relations?

The consequences of the Okinawa gubernatorial elections, where Prime Minister Abe's party candidate was defeated convincingly, mainly on the issue of relocation of US bases, will resonate on the US-Japan security alliance as well as Abe's ruling LDP party.

Will PM Abe’s mission succeed, after failing to secure required strength in upper house?
Jul 25, 2019

Will PM Abe’s mission succeed, after failing to secure required strength in upper house?

In the midst of various diplomatic engagements, Abe will find it hard to take up the issue of constitutional amendment.

World War-II mistakes: What should Abe do?
May 18, 2015

World War-II mistakes: What should Abe do?

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War-II. This day should have been used to reflect on the pain inflicted by the war. Unfortunately, this anniversary appears to be degenerating into a political battle, that could have a critical impact on Japan's diplomacy and reputation, especially in Asia.

WTO चा संभ्रम: EU (युरोपियन युनियन)चा भारतासोबत व्यापार शुल्कावरून सुरु असलेला वाद
Mar 16, 2024

WTO चा संभ्रम: EU (युरोपियन युनियन)चा भारतासोबत व्यापार शुल्कावरून सुरु असलेला वाद

युरोपीय संघ आणि भारत यांच्यात सध्या सुरू असलेल्या डब्ल्�

WTO’s deadlock: EU’s trade duty dispute with India
Feb 29, 2024

WTO’s deadlock: EU’s trade duty dispute with India

The ongoing WTO dispute settlement between the EU and India could encumber India’s efforts to boost the domestic electronic product manufacturing se

अमेरिका, जापान और दक्षिण कोरिया के बीच कैंप डेविड बैठक: अहमियत और चुनौतियां
Sep 27, 2023

अमेरिका, जापान और दक्षिण कोरिया के बीच कैंप डेविड बैठक: अहमियत और चुनौतियां

कैंप डेविड में अमेरिका-जापान-दक्षिण कोरिया शिखर सम्मेलन

अमेरिका-इराण वादात जपानची गोची
Jul 02, 2019

अमेरिका-इराण वादात जपानची गोची

अमेरिका आणि मध्यपूर्व या दोघांसोबतही मैत्री राखण्याची कसरत करणारा जपान सध्या एका वेगळ्या वळणावर उभा आहे.

अमेरिका-चीन संबंध: ड्रैगन को वश में करना, बाइडेन की चुनौती
Apr 05, 2024

अमेरिका-चीन संबंध: ड्रैगन को वश में करना, बाइडेन की चुनौती

बाइडेन की प्राथमिकताएं चीन को किस हद तक प्रभावित करेंगी?

अमेरिका-जपान शिखर परिषद : इंडो- पॅसिफिकच्या भवितव्याची शाश्वती
Apr 26, 2024

अमेरिका-जपान शिखर परिषद : इंडो- पॅसिफिकच्या भवितव्याची शाश्वती

सध्या जपान चीनी आक्रमकतेचा सामना करत आहे. याच पार्श्वभुम

अमेरिका-जपान-दक्षिण कोरिया या त्रिपक्षीय युती समोरील चीनचे आव्हान
Sep 16, 2023

अमेरिका-जपान-दक्षिण कोरिया या त्रिपक्षीय युती समोरील चीनचे आव्हान

सुरक्षेपासून ते व्यापारापर्यंत अनेक बाबींमध्ये या त्रिपक्षीय युतीसमोर चीनचे मोठे आव्हान उभे आहे.

अमेरिका-जपान-फिलिपाईन्स शिखर परिषद
May 04, 2024

अमेरिका-जपान-फिलिपाईन्स शिखर परिषद

जपान, फिलीपिन्स आणि अमेरिका यांच्यात अलीकडे त्रिपक्षीय शिखर परिषद पार पडली. या प्रदेशामध्ये सामूहिक प्रतिसाद आणि स्वसंरक्षण सुधारण्यासाठी सामायिक हितसंबंध दर्शविणार�

अमेरिका-जापान शिखर सम्मेलन: इंडो-पैसिफिक में तैयारी
Apr 20, 2024

अमेरिका-जापान शिखर सम्मेलन: इंडो-पैसिफिक में तैयारी

चीन के बढ़ते आक्रामक रवैये का सामना कर रहे जापान के लिए एक

इंडो-पॅसिफिक क्षेत्रात नाटोचा जपान आणि इतर भागीदारांकडे कल
Oct 20, 2023

इंडो-पॅसिफिक क्षेत्रात नाटोचा जपान आणि इतर भागीदारांकडे कल

जपान-नाटो भागीदारी प्रभावी ठरण्याची अपेक्षा आहे. चीन आणि रशियाकडून निर्माण झालेल्या वाढत्या धोक्याच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर नजीकच्या भविष्यात आणखी विस्तारणार आहे.

इंडो-पैसिफिक: ताइवान के साथ जापान का सुरक्षा समझौता नई ऊंचाई पर
Jul 13, 2021

इंडो-पैसिफिक: ताइवान के साथ जापान का सुरक्षा समझौता नई ऊंचाई पर

ताइवान के ख़िलाफ़ चीन के किसी भी संभावित आक्रमण को मात दे�