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Tensions between US and Iran spell trouble for India
Nov 08, 2017

Tensions between US and Iran spell trouble for India

The new Iran strategy of the Trump Administration is aimed at “neutralising the government of Iran’s destabilising influence and constraining its aggression, particularly its support for terrorism and militants.”

Tensions in South China Sea can destabilise region and the world
Nov 16, 2015

Tensions in South China Sea can destabilise region and the world

Tensions between India and Pakistan or North Korean provocations or South East Asia's maritime problems should not be perceived as local. The tensions in the South China Sea can single-handedly destabilise the region and the world, argues Prof. Rory Medcalf.

Tensions with Israel rise whilst Lebanon economy collapses
Aug 06, 2020

Tensions with Israel rise whilst Lebanon economy collapses

The Lebanese fear that a minor incident could get out of hand and cause war, and tumult the country into complete chaos.

Afghanistan: Tensions over Iran's refugee policy
Mar 15, 2013

Afghanistan: Tensions over Iran's refugee policy

Afghan refugees in Iran are experiencing increasing hostility as State policies become explicitly discriminatory. The recent persecution of these displaced persons has brought this fact to light.

Can Indo-US strategic ties be the silver bullet for trade tensions?
May 23, 2019

Can Indo-US strategic ties be the silver bullet for trade tensions?

Over the past two years, the deficit between the US and India has been decreasing. US exports to India registered a 28% increase last year.

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

Growing Russia-India-China tensions: Splits in the RIC strategic triangle?
Mar 18, 2020

Growing Russia-India-China tensions: Splits in the RIC strategic triangle?

There are growing tensions in New Delhi’s engagement within this arrangement and its other alignments.

How will recent tensions impact India’s Tsentr 2019 participation?
Aug 27, 2019

How will recent tensions impact India’s Tsentr 2019 participation?

New Delhi’s expected involvement amid recent tensions with some other participants will make for interesting dynamics.

In Iran–Saudi tensions, the stakes are global
Oct 01, 2019

In Iran–Saudi tensions, the stakes are global

The ensuing kerfuffle between the US, Iran and Saudi Arabia has displayed the different directions that both Riyadh and Washington have taken, despite

India-China tensions on the global stage
Aug 16, 2023

India-China tensions on the global stage

From the SCO and BRICS to the United Nations, the ongoing rivalry between India and China has expanded beyond their borders, posing new challenges

India-China tensions: Betting on a quick return to status quo ante would be hazardous
Jun 12, 2020

India-China tensions: Betting on a quick return to status quo ante would be hazardous

The dispute could actually be the harbinger of a new and nervous era, a geopolitical side-effect of the terrible COVID-19 pandemic which is racking the world.

India-Pakistan tensions: When reality bites
Apr 27, 2023

India-Pakistan tensions: When reality bites

In light of the new realities and geostrategic shifts, Pakistan is considering peace calls with India

India’s balancing act between Russia and the US amidst growing tensions
Feb 10, 2022

India’s balancing act between Russia and the US amidst growing tensions

India’s recent abstention at the UNSC indicates that it will continue to maintain favourable relations with both the countries whilst prioritising i

Loopholes and lawfulness: De-escalating tensions in the South China Sea
Mar 04, 2022

Loopholes and lawfulness: De-escalating tensions in the South China Sea

Can the delineation between sovereignty and sovereign rights facilitate the adoption of measures to de-escalate tensions in the South China Sea?

Myanmar: Ethnic tensions threaten progress
Mar 01, 2013

Myanmar: Ethnic tensions threaten progress

Myanmar is on the cusp of a new era of reforms and development. With the civilian Government showing much interest in the forward looking economic alleviation agenda and Aung San Suu Kyi's appointment as the Leader of the Opposition,

No-patrol zones can ease LAC tensions
Jun 06, 2023

No-patrol zones can ease LAC tensions

Beijing needs to consider whether it wants to keep the pot boiling at the border

Pompeo’s visit set to temper tensions ahead of Modi-Trump meet at G20
Jun 26, 2019

Pompeo’s visit set to temper tensions ahead of Modi-Trump meet at G20

In New Delhi, the US Secretary of State will push for the prioritisation of long-term strategic potentialities over near-term economic upsets.

Rising tensions on the Himalayan frontier
Jul 06, 2017

Rising tensions on the Himalayan frontier

India and China are mired in their longest border confrontation since the war of 1962.

SCO can de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions
Mar 01, 2019

SCO can de-escalate India-Pakistan tensions

Now is the time for the SCO’s founding member-states to act on their often-stated common objectives to restore, ensure and maintain peace, security,

Sovereignty Vs. Sovereign Rights: De-escalating Tensions in the South China Sea
Aug 14, 2023

Sovereignty Vs. Sovereign Rights: De-escalating Tensions in the South China Sea

Competing maritime territorial claims in the South China Sea resulting in frequent provocations and standoffs are well-documented. China’s increasingly assertive stance over its claims has led to increased militarisation of the region, making it a potential flashpoint. To better understand the complex SCS question vis-a-vis the extent of, and jurisdiction over this maritime space, this brief explores the distinction between the principl

The war beyond ISIS: How US and Iran tensions are flaring in Syria
Jun 22, 2017

The war beyond ISIS: How US and Iran tensions are flaring in Syria

ISIS provides a single common enemy where foreign interventionists in the conflict will increasingly find themselves elbowing for space.

Trump’s political arithmetic on Indian Americans may ease US-India trade tensions
Sep 18, 2019

Trump’s political arithmetic on Indian Americans may ease US-India trade tensions

As Trump gears up for re-election, his instruction to the Office of the US Trade Representative to draft text for a partial trade deal with India refl

Understanding India–US trade tensions beyond trade imbalances
Feb 05, 2020

Understanding India–US trade tensions beyond trade imbalances

The United States (US) has revoked India’s benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and imposed Section 232 tariffs on Indian steel and aluminium. In response, India announced retaliatory tariffs. This brief probes the ongoing trade tensions between India and the US, despite a reduction in the trade deficit. It discusses the heightened influence of the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) and outlines its apprehensions

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

US-China tensions: A slow road to conflict?
May 15, 2020

US-China tensions: A slow road to conflict?

The Chinese buildup continues — if the US has its B-21, the Chinese are planning to field their H-20.

What Ukraine-Russia Tensions Mean for the US's Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 24, 2022

What Ukraine-Russia Tensions Mean for the US's Indo-Pacific Strategy

The Biden administration's Indo-Pacific strategy was announced days before the conflict between Ukraine and Russia took a turn for the worse, necessitating that the US turns its focus sharply on Russia and Europe once again.

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 US, China be able to manage tensions?
Nov 01, 2013

Will US, China be able to manage tensions?

The question is whether the governments of the US and China can find a way to manage their differences in a way that does not ignite tensions. No one knows the answer to this. However, managing these tensions will require a lot of diplomatic effort and energy.

2018 — A testing year for Pakistan
Jan 04, 2018

2018 — A testing year for Pakistan

In 2018, Pakistan would move deeper into internal chaos, its relations with its neighbours would only worsen adding to tensions on both its borders.

50 years of Pokhran I: Revisiting India's peaceful nuclear explosion
May 30, 2024

50 years of Pokhran I: Revisiting India's peaceful nuclear explosion

India's nuclear odyssey should be understood through the lens of geopolitical tensions, technological ambitions, and ethical dilemmas

A dramatic change in Iran
May 20, 2024

A dramatic change in Iran

The next 50 days, while Iran prepares to elect a new President after the untimely death of Ebrahim Raisi, will be critical for Iranian politics

A new phase in China-ASEAN relations?
Dec 06, 2013

A new phase in China-ASEAN relations?

China's renewed engagement with the Southeast Asian neighbours seems to be a policy of the new leadership. However, it must follow up on these successful visits by its efforts and actions. For now, maintaining good relations with ASEAN members seems to be Beijing's new strategy to ease tensions in the SCS.

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States
Aug 16, 2023

A Roadmap for India’s Climate Cooperation with Pacific Small Island Developing States

Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are highly vulnerable to disasters emanating from the impacts of climate change, geopolitical tensions, and fluctuations in global energy markets. To overcome this, the PSIDS have committed to ambitious carbon reduction targets, and to adopting renewable energy and low carbon emission initiatives. However, they must contend with critical barriers, such as the lack of finance, capacity, and te

A Taliban divided
Mar 21, 2022

A Taliban divided

With the common enemy gone, would the simmering tensions within the Taliban movement lead to a full-fledged split?

Accepting the new normal in the Indo-Pacific contestation
Dec 21, 2022

Accepting the new normal in the Indo-Pacific contestation

With tensions between an aggressive China and an emerging India intensifying, there will be significant changes and challenges in the Indian Ocean and South Asian regions

After Gaza, backsliding of counter-terrorism narrative
Apr 30, 2024

After Gaza, backsliding of counter-terrorism narrative

Counter-terror narratives are backsliding, and this trend needs to be arrested as a compromise with a section of these groups becomes an acceptable way out.

Calls for India to play the Taiwan card grow louder
Jul 10, 2020

Calls for India to play the Taiwan card grow louder

As tensions simmer between New Delhi and Beijing, some have called for India to focus on developing stronger relations with Taiwan.

Canada’s blinkers on Khalistan hurt bilateral ties and the Sikh community
Oct 06, 2023

Canada’s blinkers on Khalistan hurt bilateral ties and the Sikh community

Sikh extremism and separatism are far from the norm, but they have somehow hijacked Canadian diplomacy

Canada’s blinkers on Khalistan hurt bilateral ties and the Sikh community
Oct 06, 2023

Canada’s blinkers on Khalistan hurt bilateral ties and the Sikh community

Sikh extremism and separatism are far from the norm, but they have somehow hijacked Canadian diplomacy

China has no reason to be angry about India’s naval exercise MILAN, Beijing still controls the region
Mar 12, 2018

China has no reason to be angry about India’s naval exercise MILAN, Beijing still controls the region

Chinese reports in the ‘Global Times’ have portrayed MILAN as an inflammatory tactic, aimed at ‘spreading tensions from the land to the sea’, a blatant Indian attempt to undermine Chinese influence in South Asia.

China resorts to lawfare: A new maritime policy
Nov 16, 2021

China resorts to lawfare: A new maritime policy

In another attempt to assert its dominance, China has issued new maritime laws in the South China Sea which could heighten tensions in the region.

China under Xi is an ‘abnormal’ state
Aug 10, 2023

China under Xi is an ‘abnormal’ state

Incidents of sudden disappearance of celebrities have been common in China. But Qin Gang’s case is special. Not only has he disappeared but his public records are also being erased.