आसियान में बढ़ती अनिश्चिततताः चीन के खेमे में जाना या चीन के खतरे से बचाव?

इस वर्ष जुलाई में दक्षिण चीन सागर पर हेग अंतरराष्ट्रीय न्यायाधिकरण का फैसला आने के बाद हुए घटनाक्रम आसियान के रहस्यमय ढंग के कारण विरोधाभासी रहे हैं। क्षेत्रीय संगठन के रूप में दक्षिण पूर्व एशियाई राष्ट्रों के संगठन (आसियान) ने अनौपचारिकता, न्यूनतम संगठन, समावेश

Rising Uncertainty in ASEAN: Bandwagoning or Hedging Against China?

Events post Hague International Tribunal ruling on South China Sea in July of this year have been a paradox for the enigmatic ASEAN way. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a regional body has stressed on using informality, organization minimalism, inclusiveness, and intensive consultations to generate consensus and pursuit of peaceful resolution of disputes1. With an aversion to the rigid institutionalization of a security community, ASEAN has effectively relied on US military presence in the region to shape its security framework.

भारत वियतनाम रिश्ते में अद्यतन स्थित

एशिया प्रशांत क्षेत्र में स्थित वियतनाम भारत का एक घनिष्ट मित्र राष्ट्र है। चीन, वियतनाम और भारत का पड़ोसी देश है, इस प्रकार चीनी राष्ट्रवादी आकांक्षाओं से निपटने में जटिलताओं के कारण दोनों देशों के बीच रणनीतिक सोच में समानता है। चीन की सैन्य शक्ति में उल्लेखनीय वृद्धि के कारण संयुक्त राज्य अमेरिका (यूएस) इस क्षेत्र में अपनी सेना का पुनर्संतुलन कर रही है। यह उल्लेखनीय है कि अमेरिका के आयात का अधिकांश भाग इस क्षेत्र से आता है और निर्यात की बात करें तो अमेरिका के लिए यह दूसरा सबसे बड़ा गंतव्य है। इस क्षेत्र में अमेरिका के लिए जापान और कोरिया गणराज्य में आधार हैं और अमेरिकी युद्धक जहाजों के लिए सिं

Thailand: The King Is No More; Can The New Constitution Provide Stability? - An Assessment

Just as Thailand was trying to understand and cope with the implications on the new constitution that was approved at the recent nationwide referendum; it was hacked by perhaps the most apocalyptic event- sad demise of the revered king HRH Bhumibol Adulyadej. The late King was more than a constitutional monarch and head of the ruling Royal House of Chakri for the people of Thailand. He was considered as the ninth incarnation of Lord Rama, the highest upholder cum symbolic focus of Thai Buddhist loyalty who invoked tremendous awe and deep reverence of his subjects in the entire Thai society.

Vietnam and The South China Sea

The South China dispute has seen a recent spike in activity with the US Navy conducting a Freedom of Navigation patrol and Chinese fighters intercepting an American reconnaissance aircraft in the past few weeks. The much talked about case filed by Philippines in the Permanent Court of Arbitration against China’s excessive maritime claims reaching a head by early June. China claims almost the entire South China Sea as its territory within the ‘Nine-Dash Line’.

Unrelenting Abu Sayyaf Group Puts South East Asia on Edge

On 25 April Filipino extremist group Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) executed a Canadian hostage after a, ransom deadline expired. The incident has understandably raised serious concerns for the safety of the other 21 captives still in captivity of the group.

Japan holds the G7 Summit - Focus on Indo Pacific

The Group of Seven (G7), an informal forum of the world’s leading industrialized countries--Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States--is also attended by representatives of the European Union. At the summit meetings the heads of government hold candid discussions on global challenges and have dealt effectively in the past with issues requiring any swift resolution.

Abe’s Re-election and India-Japan Relations

Shinzo Abe’s decisive victory in the mid term polls on December 14 augurs well for the future of India-Japan relations. Diplomatic ties between India and Japan that have seen an upswing over the past two decades are slated to assume even greater significance in the coming years.

US Rebalance to Asia – An Assessment

US President Barack Obama landed in Beijing on Monday for the APEC summit, the first of a series of summit and bilateral meetings with regional and world leaders. This visit comes at a time when a majority of Americans are despondent that the country's competitors around the world are swelling while the country's defence resources and the capacity to respond to global challenges shrink. US defence budgetary cuts to the tune of a trillion dollars for this fiscal further add to this mood.