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The US-China Bout: Who’s on the Ropes

The world is witnessing momentous shifts in geopolitics, and in fact, in every facet of human life. The US-China zero-sum game for dominance may well define pathways nations take to bring prosperity to their people in the next decade. This paper...

Narrative of an Aggressive Russia Needs to be Countered

In the midst of shifting global strategic equations, the Biden administration would do well to have a fresh look and properly prioritize the present and future challenges to US interests, power and influence. In the emerging order, a candid dialogue...

Assessment: Outcome of Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress

Vietnam’s 13th National Party Congress concluded on 31 January two days earlier than planned for with a change in the leadership matrix and after approving the developmental plans. Vietnam’s political guidance and governance is based on a quartet of...

Biden’s Foreign Policy Priorities: Implications for India

President Biden’s 4th February speech1 at the State Department was designed to reassure Americans and signal to the world that “America is back” to resume the global leadership. Biden has emphasised re-engagement with the world with a strong...

Vietnam’s Thirteenth National Party Congress: Agenda, Achievements and Expectations

Vietnam is holding its 13th National Party Congress from January 25 to 02 February, 2021. While the party congress is going to decide about the new leadership and also look for possible future blueprint to evolve as a middle power and develop...

Where do the Afghanistan-Taliban Peace Talks Stand?

Nearly two decades after the US-led military intervention in October 2001 toppled the Taliban, Washington was compelled to sign a ‘peace agreement’ with its nemesis. One of the most critical aspects of the agreement was to get the Afghan government...

2021: The Year Ahead for Japan

Although 2020 remained a challenging year for Japan due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2021 offers no alleviation from the existent troubles. The year started with a second month-long emergency, albeit a soft lockdown limited to the nation's capital...

International Security: Review of 2020 & Projections for 2021

The year 2020 shall be recorded as an unprecedented year in the modern history of humankind. The outbreak of China-origin Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has eclipsed the events in global security. On one side, the spread of coronavirus...

Assessing Indo-Pacific in 2021: Indian Perspective

The year 2020 was a landmark event in and for the Indo-Pacific. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the regional perception of China. Until then the challenge from China was known but it had yet to manifest itself in its entirety. The major...

China’s ‘Helmsman’ and the Game of Monopoly

China looms large on Indian public consciousness driven by cataclysmic COVID-19 virus that caused the global pandemic, aggression in 2020 and continued tense face-off in Eastern Ladakh. At the turn of the new decade three events stand out for...

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