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Show of strength: China ups the ante on Taiwan
Feb 22, 2021

Show of strength: China ups the ante on Taiwan

Beijing has been relentless in targeting Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, but the more she has been bullied, the higher her political profile has risen

The big-picture takeaways from China’s Taiwan drills
Sep 03, 2022

The big-picture takeaways from China’s Taiwan drills

The PLA has still to cover some gaps before it gains the confidence and warfare proficiency in any planned invasion.

The EU must support Lithuania against China on Taiwan
Nov 22, 2021

The EU must support Lithuania against China on Taiwan

Lithuania’s recent acknowledgement of Taiwan provides the EU with an opportunity to stand up to China’s bullying tactics

The implications of the PRC’s annexation of Taiwan for Japan, the US, and India
Jan 05, 2023

The implications of the PRC’s annexation of Taiwan for Japan, the US, and India

The Indo-Pacific states confront a real possibility of having China in their strategic backyard if the PRC successfully annex Taiwan in the coming yea

The Role of Commercial Ties in Advancing India-Taiwan Relations
Aug 30, 2023

The Role of Commercial Ties in Advancing India-Taiwan Relations

India and Taiwan have historically maintained ‘unofficial’ ties. There have been notable shifts in recent years, as seen in the creation of representative offices in both that serve de facto as embassies. Today the two are aiming to foster more robust economic ties. The COVID-19 pandemic, China’s assertive behaviour, and the growing significance of Taiwan in regional geopolitics, have prompted India to pay greater attention to the island na

The Taiwan Factor in the US’s Regional Posture
Dec 18, 2023

The Taiwan Factor in the US’s Regional Posture

The US has long grappled with the Taiwan issue. So far, its policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’ has deterred the use of force by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is a moot question if this policy can be sustained to counter the PRC’s assertive military posture in the Taiwan Strait. The question before the US is whether it can deter an invasion and avoid a war with the PRC, simultaneously. The PRC is determined to seek reunification an

The Taiwan question in Indian foreign policy
May 16, 2020

The Taiwan question in Indian foreign policy

Taiwan’s successful handling of the pandemic has led it to draw support from some major global players and some are even recalibrating their Taiwan

The Taiwanese Presidential elections could shape Asia’s future
Jan 11, 2024

The Taiwanese Presidential elections could shape Asia’s future

The world will be closely watching the Taiwan election as it will play a crucial role in shaping the power dynamics in Asia

Trump's Taiwan rethink and India
Dec 14, 2016

Trump's Taiwan rethink and India

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s phone call to President-Elect Donald Trump last week triggered uproar in foreign policy circles of China, US & beyon

Xi's Taiwan policy has a message for the world
Oct 18, 2022

Xi's Taiwan policy has a message for the world

Xi has sounded the bugle that Taiwan will continue to be the most important fault line in his global engagement. The rest of the world, including India, must assess the implications of this development with a degree of seriousness

‘Pelosi to Taiwan’ exposes China’s two-facedness on territorial integrity
Aug 07, 2022

‘Pelosi to Taiwan’ exposes China’s two-facedness on territorial integrity

The recent visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan indicates limitations in Xi Jinping’s strategic outreach.

#One China Policy: चीनी तारीफ़ से नहीं पिघला भारत, ताइवान पर दी सधी हुई प्रतिक्रिया!
Aug 16, 2022

#One China Policy: चीनी तारीफ़ से नहीं पिघला भारत, ताइवान पर दी सधी हुई प्रतिक्रिया!

चीन ने कहा है कि भारत वन चाइना को मान्‍यता देने वाले पहले �

2024 मध्ये पूर्व आशियात अराजकता आणि अशांतता राहील
Feb 13, 2024

2024 मध्ये पूर्व आशियात अराजकता आणि अशांतता राहील

नियम-आधारित व्यवस्था कायम ठेवण्यासाठी अमेरिकेच्या जागत

A long road ahead for Biden in Asia
May 27, 2022

A long road ahead for Biden in Asia

Finally, Mr Biden made waves when he appeared to confirm American military involvement in the event of a Chinese attack on Taiwan

A singular challenge to American hegemony
Jun 06, 2024

A singular challenge to American hegemony

The contest between US and China-Russia alliance is heating up as the battlelines are being redrawn. However, the latter realises that in the renewed

A US-China trade deal is likely, but will not resolve a deteriorating relationship
Nov 12, 2018

A US-China trade deal is likely, but will not resolve a deteriorating relationship

The tariff war is not the only issue hindering cooperation. Differences over Taiwan and the South China Sea, the basic lack of trust in the relationship is acting as a dampener across the board.

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit
Apr 16, 2024

Allies in focus: The US-Japan-Philippines Summit

The recent trilateral summit between Japan, the Philippines and the US reflects the shared interests to improve collective response and self-defence i

Annual Outlook 2021: Silver Linings
Feb 11, 2021

Annual Outlook 2021: Silver Linings

One year after the first deaths due to COVID-19 were announced, the world is still grappling with the twinned health and economic crises resulting from the pandemic. At the start of 2021, it is evident that an uneven economic recovery has taken shape across the globe, with some countries — such as Taiwan and Vietnam — having experienced remarkably few cases, whilst others — namely, the US, India, Brazil, and parts of Europe — are still co

Biden-Xi meeting and the US-China calculus
Nov 14, 2023

Biden-Xi meeting and the US-China calculus

Given the criticality of this partnership for ensuring a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific region, India will be keenly watching the Biden-Xi meeting.

Blinken's visit to China: From de-coupling to de-risking
Jul 01, 2023

Blinken's visit to China: From de-coupling to de-risking

Finding common ground could contribute to more cooperation, but achieving this will require compromises and sustained engagement from both sides

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 in horizon, G7 eyes the Global South
Jun 18, 2024

China in horizon, G7 eyes the Global South

The policy implications of a change in administration at Washington will raise valid concerns on the continuity of policies that came out at Apuli

China prepares its people for war
May 15, 2023

China prepares its people for war

As nations in Asia rebalance against Chinese aggression and expansionism, China begins mobilisation of its citizens, citing danger to the nation

China removes the PLASSF and establishes ISF: Implications for India
May 15, 2024

China removes the PLASSF and establishes ISF: Implications for India

China’s efforts to bridge the disparities in its cyber and space capabilities by restructuring its military serve to widen the gap between China and

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 massive attack against India: A looming possibility
Jun 17, 2024

China’s massive attack against India: A looming possibility

India might be deceiving itself by believing China will limit itself to "grey-zone operations" along the Sino-Indian border, avoiding all-out war. Thi

China’s Military Modernisation: Recent Trends
Apr 11, 2023

China’s Military Modernisation: Recent Trends

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has undergone many changes since Xi Jinping became general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 2013. Efforts at modernising the PLA have been conducted in earnest for the past 10 years through the overhaul of the organisation and the introduction of latest technologies to make it battle-ready. This paper describes these capability-related and institutional changes in China’s military, wh

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ Strategy in Action: Implications for the Sino-India Boundary, the Arctic, and Antarctica
Feb 07, 2024

China’s ‘Three Warfares’ Strategy in Action: Implications for the Sino-India Boundary, the Arctic, and Antarctica

China’s ‘three warfares’ strategy (TWS)—understood as public opinion, psychological, and legal warfare—has received considerable attention, but most analyses focus on Beijing’s sovereign claim to Taiwan and its maritime claims in the South China Sea and the East China Sea. This occasional paper evaluates the manifestation of the TWS against India in Ladakh and China’s motivation for adopting the same approach in the Arctic and Antar

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder
Aug 18, 2022

Chinese Chequers: Chip on China's shoulder

Tensions in Taiwan Strait are an allegory for the Sino-American joust to dominate tomorrow's tech world

Chip-ageddon? The Race to Ace Tech Sovereignty
Sep 26, 2021

Chip-ageddon? The Race to Ace Tech Sovereignty

From Taiwan and South Korea to China and the US and EU, the race towards manufacturing semiconductor chips has only just begun

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

Dangerous Straits: What’s driving tensions between Beijing and Taipei
Oct 25, 2021

Dangerous Straits: What’s driving tensions between Beijing and Taipei

A growing concern has been expressed at the heightened bellicosity projected by China towards Taiwan. Will China resort to a military takeover after a

Disruption and disorder will define East Asia in 2024
Feb 01, 2024

Disruption and disorder will define East Asia in 2024

As the US’s global leadership in upholding the rules-based order will be stretched, regional actors will have to rise to the occasion and maintain o

EDCA expansion: Implications for the US-Philippines-China triangle
Apr 05, 2023

EDCA expansion: Implications for the US-Philippines-China triangle

Under President Marcos, Manila is keen to strengthen the country’s maritime security capabilities and improve its defence network in the region

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies
Apr 30, 2024

Election security, influence operations and Indo-Pacific: New challenge(s) for Democracies

China’s growing influence operations necessitates the implementation of proper measures to ensure election security

Europe needs a clearer, more coherent approach to China
Apr 20, 2023

Europe needs a clearer, more coherent approach to China

The split between Western and Eastern Europe has compromised the EU’s emergence as a credible strategic actor on issues relating to China

Forging China-Resistant Supplier Compacts
Aug 14, 2023

Forging China-Resistant Supplier Compacts

China’s approach to trade has stood impervious to change. It is time for a new geoeconomic approach to counter China. Like-minded nations can fashion rapid arrangements to grow the supply chains that matter most, such as for electric vehicles (EV). The US and India, plus Australia, Canada, Japan, Britain, Taiwan, Korea, and Mexico can form an EV supply chain compact to create a level playing field within the group and incentivise their