Indo-Pacific
Seminar on ‘Shipping, Ship-ownership and Shipbuilding in India: Policies, Praxis and Prospects’

A seminar was organised on the above topic on May 16, 2019 at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi. It was a sequel to ongoing discussions on the need for greater impetus on the shipping, ship-ownership and shipbuilding sector of India....

Shangri-La Dialogue-2019 - Implications for India’s Security Policy

Recalling Queen Victoria’s diamond Jubilee in 1897, Arnold Toynbee had remarked, “Here we are at the top of the world. We have arrived at this peak to stay forever. There is off course, this thing called history”. At the Shangri-La Dialo....

Vietnam Continues to be Wary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

The second BRI Forum of China held in April 2019 has received as much attention, if not more, as the first one held in May 2017. The fundamental objectives of the BRI remain the same, i.e., shoring up of domestic economy by exporting surplus industr....

ASEAN needs India to preserve its centrality in a multi-polar Indo-Pacific

A workshop of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Forum (ARF) was concluded in Dili, Timor-Leste on April 26, 2019. A range of issues would have been on the table including the Rohingya refugee crisis, radicalisation and the S....

Quad Initiatives against Terrorism

The idea of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), floated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, was for Japan to work together with the US, India and Australia to enhance the values of democracy. While addressing the Indian parliament in 2....

दक्षिण चीन सागर में 2019 में होने वाले घटनाक्रम का अनुमान

यदि 2019 की बात करें तो दक्षिण चीन सागर सुलगते हुए पलीते की तरह है, जो बिना चेतावनी के किसी भी समय फट ....

ब्लू बनाम ग्रीनः ताइवान में मध्यावधि चुनाव का विश्लेषण

बीते वर्ष 24 नवंबर को ताइवान में स्थानीय निकाय और मध्यावधि चुनाव संपन्न हुए। इन चुनावों में डेमो....

Forecast on Developments in the South China Sea in 2019

Looking into 2019, the South China Sea is like a lit fuse which can lead to conflagration without warning. The rhetoric between China and the US is becoming so incandescent that avoidance of a violent naval clash has become a main subject of discussi....

Decoding China’s Stance on South China Sea

China has been looking into formalizing of a Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea (SCS) and seeks a possible long lasting solution to the maritime territorial dispute that persists with its other claimant countries. There have been consultat....

Blue vs Green: An Analysis of the Mid-Term Elections in Taiwan

On 24 November 2018, the ‘nine-in–one’ local government and mid-term elections were held in Taiwan. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lost seven out of the 13 cities and counties, including two special municipalities; Taichung and Kaohsiun....

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