Indo-Pacific
Emerging India European Union Cooperation in Western Indian Ocean

Donald Trump’s exhortation for European Union (EU) to do more for their own security, coupled with ‘Brexit’ has spurred the EU to review its security framework. This has been further convoluted by an assertive Russia and rising influence of Chi....

मोदी के मनिला दौरे का विवरण

जैसा कि प्रत्येक विदेश दौरे में होता आया है उसे कायम रखते हुए इस बार भी प्रधानमंत्री ने मनिला के....

Commentary - Takeaways from Joint Exercises; Some Tangible Mostly Intangible

Indian armed forces continue to engage with a large number of friendly foreign counties for the conduct military exercises. Most of these are yearly or biannual events conducted alternatively in each other’s location. For instance, in our immediate....

Commentary - Modi's Manila Visit

As is the norm with the Prime Minister's visits abroad he did India proud during his recent three day visit to Manila. In an action packed agenda which inter alia comprised participation in the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit, the 12th ASEA....

Round Table Discussion on Bay of Bengal

Keeping Conflicts at Bay - Need for Bay of Bengal Community In today’s geopolitical landscape, regions are the locus of competition, conflict and cooperation. The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is too diverse and large to always comp....

Commentary - What the Election Results Mean for Japan?

The Lower House Elections held in Japan on October 22 have given a resounding mandate to Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe to remain in office till 2021. Abe, the third longest-serving PM of the post-war era is now on track to becoming (in November 2019....

Tillerson Visit: Need to Tone Down the Euphoria

New Delhi was euphoric over United States (US) Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson’s recent remarks on “defining our relationship with India for the next century” made at a Washington DC think tank on the eve of his Asia visit, a five-stop tour t....

Intensification of Indo Japanese Strategic Partnership

Strategic Partnership Japan has been a great supporter of India from a long time. It played a substantive role in India’s freedom struggle by assisting freedom fighters in gaining India’s independence. It started with assistan....

North Korean Imbroglio: In a Decisive Phase

In the last six weeks the long simmering North Korean question has escalated to a crisis and has brought North East Asia on the brink of a nuclear disaster. North Korea embarked on the path of seeking nuclear weapon capacity in late 1980’s. Dur....

ASEAN’s Centrality and the South China Sea Dispute

The concept of Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) centrality has been much talked about as being one of the most cherished principles of the multilateral organization; however, there is no clear or detailed definition of the term. Yet ....

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