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Great power competition raises concerns within the ASEAN
Aug 16, 2023

Great power competition raises concerns within the ASEAN

The growing Chinese and US presence near the South China Sea raises concerns in the minds of the ASEAN countries as it might be signalling a potential

Hard Security Back in Focus at the Quad Foreign Ministers Meet
Mar 13, 2023

Hard Security Back in Focus at the Quad Foreign Ministers Meet

It is relatively easy to establish coalitions to work on non-traditional security issues, but nurturing a group to focus on security issues as the core is not easy, especially for countries like India.

Harnessing Indian Sea Power Post-Galwan: Considerations of Time, Space and Force
May 12, 2023

Harnessing Indian Sea Power Post-Galwan: Considerations of Time, Space and Force

Due to the persistent adversarial nature of the Sino-Indian border environment, and because China is now a de facto maritime neighbour as well, India needs to examine its options of leveraging sea power. This brief analyses some fundamentals of sea control and sea denial, and examines some misconceptions about these. By using factors of time, force and space, the brief argues that while maritime economic warfare (explained as counter-value operat

How Beijing is thinking about regional and global security
Aug 23, 2019

How Beijing is thinking about regional and global security

For India, there is much to be worried about, but there is also much to learn

How can the world prevent China from taking over Taiwan? Look to India
Feb 28, 2023

How can the world prevent China from taking over Taiwan? Look to India

India’s role in preventing a Chinese takeover of Taiwan is the key to keeping the dragon in check in the region

How China strengthens the Quad
Sep 04, 2020

How China strengthens the Quad

Chinese belligerence further strengthens the motivation for Australia, India, Japan, and the United States to keep the Quad together.

In focus — China
Nov 30, 2016

In focus — China

Roundup of the latest developments on China.

India and Vietnam add a new punch to their relationship
Nov 26, 2013

India and Vietnam add a new punch to their relationship

Ignoring Chinese pressures, if both India and Vietnam stand firm, they could force Beijing to moderate its expansionist claims on the South China Sea and adopt a more conciliatory stance on other regional matters.

India Commissions Latest Aircraft Carrier
Sep 06, 2022

India Commissions Latest Aircraft Carrier

While the Vikrant’s commissioning definitely boosts India’s naval capabilities, the overall trend in naval power is clearly shifting away from India.

India emerging as a credible maritime player in Southeast Asia
May 16, 2023

India emerging as a credible maritime player in Southeast Asia

Tensions between the Southeast Asian claimant countries and China have been on the rise in the South China Sea despite negotiations

India must take the lead in the AI norms race
Mar 20, 2019

India must take the lead in the AI norms race

As Beijing sets its sights on dominance of the seas, it is also working to enhance its deep sea capabilities through “intelligentised” (智能) mi

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises
May 16, 2023

India, ASEAN Hold First Maritime Exercises

India has long used its navy to build ties with maritime nations in the Indo-Pacific, but this exercise steps up collaboration by tying up with ASEAN as a group.

India-ASEAN naval cooperation: An important strategy
Jul 06, 2013

India-ASEAN naval cooperation: An important strategy

India holds a primary interest in the Freedom of Navigation through the South China Sea. It also has an economic interest in exploring hydrocarbon resources in the area. But how effective are India's role as the balancing actor that the ASEAN nations seek?

India-China ties in focus — Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits India
Aug 20, 2016

India-China ties in focus — Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits India

Wang Yi during his visit to India, paid a call on PM Modi and held discussions with Sushma Swaraj and familiarised himself with the Goa BRICS Summit.

India-Philippines relations: Robust ties for a secure and rules-based Indo-Pacific
Jul 12, 2023

India-Philippines relations: Robust ties for a secure and rules-based Indo-Pacific

India’s intent to play a proactive role in the Indo-Pacific coincides with the Philippines’ need to establish security ties with non-traditional p

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific
Jun 07, 2022

India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific

Given that the China threat looms large for both Vietnam and India, the bilateral relationship between New Delhi and Hanoi is likely to gain even greater traction.

Indian Foreign Policy and Its Aspirations: Institutional Design Matters
Dec 16, 2020

Indian Foreign Policy and Its Aspirations: Institutional Design Matters

The MEA’s restructuring is an exercise to prepare for the aspirations of a 21st-century India

India’s East Asia outreach shows its centrality to regional stability
Apr 15, 2024

India’s East Asia outreach shows its centrality to regional stability

New Delhi is trying to deepen ties to confront common threats but in-group differences pose hurdles

India’s focus on enhancing maritime security as the UNSC president: Leadership envisioning a global roadmap
Aug 26, 2021

India’s focus on enhancing maritime security as the UNSC president: Leadership envisioning a global roadmap

As the current President of the UN Security Council, India has provided dynamic leadership and direction in envisioning a global roadmap on enhancing

India’s Place in the New US Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 24, 2022

India’s Place in the New US Indo-Pacific Strategy

New Delhi finds a prominent place in the strategy’s focus on Washington’s network of allies and partners across the Indo-Pacific.

India’s short-sighted stand will damage its credibility in Southeast Asia
Aug 09, 2019

India’s short-sighted stand will damage its credibility in Southeast Asia

India’s silence on developments in the South China Sea is highly unlikely to win it a lasting friendship with China but has the potential to do it some lasting damage.

Indonesia’s ‘soft balancing’ against China
May 30, 2018

Indonesia’s ‘soft balancing’ against China

The vision seeks to go beyond economic development internal to Indonesia and the mere enhancing of connectivity between the islands of the Indonesian

IPEF: Trade in policy, not in pact
Jun 22, 2022

IPEF: Trade in policy, not in pact

With Biden and IPEF highlighting economic transparency, it is seen as a way for Washington to create an Indo-Pacific trade bloc without creating a tra

Is Beijing seeking a ‘grand bargain’ with New Delhi in the Indian Ocean?
Feb 13, 2020

Is Beijing seeking a ‘grand bargain’ with New Delhi in the Indian Ocean?

In countering India’s efforts to dominate South Asian waters, China may be seeking a grand bargain: allow each side control over their respective littorals – the Bay of Bengal and South China Sea – and the maintenance of respective constabulary presences

Is China losing its trusted partners in Southeast Asia?: The Philippines’ story
Nov 10, 2021

Is China losing its trusted partners in Southeast Asia?: The Philippines’ story

The rising Chinese bellicosity in the South China Sea and the lack of Chinese investments has made the Philippines rethink its China policy

Is China's assertiveness landing it in a strategic trap?
May 10, 2012

Is China's assertiveness landing it in a strategic trap?

China's aggressive postures in the disputed South China Sea regions have not only increased the unease and apprehensions of the affected countries but have also drawn it to the US strategic trap, placing China in a no-win situation.

Is the US retreating from Asia, giving way to China?
Dec 07, 2017

Is the US retreating from Asia, giving way to China?

Trump’s “toned down” stance on the South China Sea issue, his emphasis on “America first” policy and his soft attitude towards China have made many Japanese leaders suspect that the US is retreating from Asia.

Is turbulent the new normal in Sino-Indian relations?
Mar 02, 2024

Is turbulent the new normal in Sino-Indian relations?

On India’s part, it has stood up to the China challenge on several fronts.

Japan's security policy in the era of new geopolitics
Mar 26, 2015

Japan's security policy in the era of new geopolitics

Japan is facing extremely dangerous situation in North East Asia where North Korea is developing nuclear weapons. It is also witnessing China's excessive assertiveness in the East China Sea and the South China Sea. So, situations like these will influence the way Japan will shape its security policy, says eminent Japanese scholar Prof. Shinichi Kitaoka.

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region
Jan 08, 2024

Japan’s new security assistance to the Indo-Pacific region

Japan’s commitment to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific and its assessment of the changing global strategic environment have driven Tokyo to a new path-b

Look East Policy compulsions
Feb 07, 2013

Look East Policy compulsions

India as an external power is keen to play the role of a credible stabilising factor in the South China Sea region and cannot afford to be ambivalent. The advantages of taking a stand are many. Such a venture in the South China Sea will give India strategic leverage. Hence joining the fray is not an option but an imperative to safeguard our strategic interests and aspirations.

Make the right call on ‘Malabar’ going Quad
Jul 20, 2020

Make the right call on ‘Malabar’ going Quad

India’s plan for naval coalition building alone will not credibly deter China’s military power in the Indian Ocean

Mapping China, India, and Russia in President Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 18, 2022

Mapping China, India, and Russia in President Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

In its aim to expand its influence, the US is mindful of the threats posed by China and Russia while incorporating important partners such as India in

Maritime security issues in the region cannot be separated: Japan's Vice Minister
Sep 06, 2015

Maritime security issues in the region cannot be separated: Japan's Vice Minister

During a lecture on 'Japan's foreign policy: Strategy and practice', Japan's Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Akitaka Saiki reiterated the Japanese position that the security issues in the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and East China Sea cannot be treated separately.

Mellow agenda
Apr 20, 2023

Mellow agenda

After years of facing a global pushback against its revisionist agenda, Beijing has become aware of the need to project a softer image

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who will be NATO’s next Secretary General of all?
Feb 08, 2024

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who will be NATO’s next Secretary General of all?

Throughout the war, Stoltenberg has maintained NATO’s unity and built consensus in its response to Russia, making his shoes difficult to fill.

Moratorium on Chinese research ships and Buddhist soft power diplomacy in Sri Lanka
Feb 01, 2024

Moratorium on Chinese research ships and Buddhist soft power diplomacy in Sri Lanka

China aims to use a Buddhist narrative to push forward its geopolitical and geoeconomic ambitions in the South Asian region

Much ado about a phone call?
Dec 12, 2016

Much ado about a phone call?

It appears that the phone call was planned well in advance and was facilitated by Bob Dole, a former Republican Senator whose law firm has professiona

NATO and India: Partners for a peaceful, free, and democratic world
Feb 23, 2024

NATO and India: Partners for a peaceful, free, and democratic world

NATO and India share common values of freedom and democracy and an interest in a stable and secure Indo-Pacific

Navy needs a capacity boost to become ‘net security provider’
May 23, 2024

Navy needs a capacity boost to become ‘net security provider’

India faces a medium-term challenge from the Chinese PLA Navy, which has been active in terms of sending vessels on regular patrols in the Indian Ocean.

New Japanese Prime Minister’s push towards a free and open Indo-Pacific
Nov 02, 2020

New Japanese Prime Minister’s push towards a free and open Indo-Pacific

Like Abe, Suga believes that the concept of Free and Open Indo-Pacific would foster peace, transparency and inclusiveness in the vast region by recogn

No place to hide
Sep 29, 2020

No place to hide

Power won’t leave India alone, even if Indians claim to be disinterested in power

No ‘sayonara’ for Japan in Indo-Pacific geopolitics
Apr 03, 2023

No ‘sayonara’ for Japan in Indo-Pacific geopolitics

A Japan that is deeply invested in Indo-Pacific stability and prosperity is reassuring