Indo-Pacific
Naoto Kan Government’s Handling of the Nuclear Crisis

Much has been written about Kan government’s handling of the nuclear crisis which hit Japan in the wake of the earthquake and the resultant tsunami in early March this year. Two opinion polls conducted by Kyodo News agency in late March and late Ap....

Be Pragmatic About N-Power

Nuclear power producers have always had anxiety that a major nuclear accident anywhere in the world will deliver a crippling blow to the industry as a whole. Because of this collective interest, nuclear safety has always received pressing attention, ....

Analysis of Japan’s Natural Disaster

The triple crisis which hit Japan on March 11 and subsequently, has led to a trail of devastation in its wake. Weeks after the crisis the death toll has crossed 12,000 counts, with 15,500 people still missing, and 4,50,000 people rendered homeless. T....

Evolving India-Japan Relations and the Way Forward

Introduction: The complementary nature of Indian and Japanese economies, and their converging political and security interests have led to the enhancement of India- Japan relations in the recent times. While the emergence of a new India has o....

Deergayu India-Indonesia Relations

An unsuspecting visitor to Indonesia in the month of August could be forgiven when greeted with huge banners all across with bold letters Deergayu Republik Indonesia for easily mistaking them as one of the state-led campaigns, but for an Indian it i....

Japan’s National Defense Policy Guidelines for the New Decade

The changes in a nation’s threat perception define the need for new defense policy guidelines. Based on this premise, Japan’s new National Defense Policy Guidelines (NDPG) 2010, shows a marked shift in Japan’s threat perception from non-conve....

India and East Asia in 2010

2010 marks two decades of India’s engagement with East Asia in the current phase under the rubric the Look East policy that was launched in 1990. It came about in the wake of the end of the cold war, on one hand, and one of the severest crises the ....

Whither Nuclear Japan?

Not a million dollar question. Nonetheless it has come to occupy the minds of policy makers, strategists and academics alike of late. Let us set aside the usual details for the sake of space and brevity and examine the factors that are attributed to ....

Need for Changing the Course of Sino-Indian Relations

The most important task for us ahead of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit in the middle of next month is to grasp the essence of the book ‘Diplomacy Today: Subject and Method’ written by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov last year. It is ....

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