International Relations and Diplomacy
U.S. National Cyber Strategy and Department of Defence (DoD) Cyber Strategy: An Analysis

… India’s national security establishments and the armed forces need to … take appropriate action wherever required to improve India’s posture in the cyber domain. Publishing a National Cyber Strategy and Cyber Strategy for the Ministry of...

China’s Expanding Role in Africa: An Assessment

… many in Africa support China’s economic initiatives, but there has been some amount of resistance to the latter’s aggressive business plans fueled by the belief that the Chinese are sending their workers not hiring the local population,...

Evolution of China-Sri Lanka Relations

Over the last ten years China has been paying renewed attention to its ties with Sri Lanka. There has been a large rise in Chinese investments in various projects in Sri Lanka. Beijing has also diplomatically supported Colombo on various issues,...

Maritime Transport has the Potential to Reinvigorate Indian Economy

… maritime transport can play a major role not only in creating mass jobs but also in enhancing the technical thresholds … investment in port infrastructure and shipbuilding sectors can absorb unskilled labour in large numbers … its...

Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the India-Indonesia Maritime Border

… the EEZ agreement with India and Indonesia, with the added context of Indonesia also delimiting its maritime boundaries with its neighbours Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Australia sets a firm example of the importance of adhering to UNCLOS...

Xi Jinping Continues China’s Repressive Policies in Xinjiang

… The CCP has adopted harsh repressive measures towards Xinjiang since the very beginning … has been pushing policies to change the basic religious and cultural fabric of Xinjiang as it wants a more ‘tailor made’ Uighur population, which will be...

India and UN Peace keeping Operations in South Sudan

... India has had an extensive experience in resolving conflicts in nations both internally and regionally and has the potential to become an influential player in Africa especially, in South Sudan. ... India’s first-hand knowledge and efforts...

Xi's Tightening Control over the Media

... The Chinese media has successfully invented novel ways to bypass the authority of the state since 1978. But after Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, the balance has shifted heavily in favour of the government. Xi has adopted a host of new...

Emerging Structure of Maritime Security in the Bay of Bengal

.... Traditionally, security at sea has been theorised and interpreted rooted in traditional realist or liberalist theories. In the realist interpretation, the seas are the plains on which superpower, or regional power rivalry, takes place,...

Overview of US-China Relations under the Trump Administration

... US-China relations are being shaped by the assertive policies of Xi Jinping ... and the Trump administration’s view that the large trade deficit and security challenges in East Asia require a more proactive policy towards China .... being...

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