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,...

Hindi, Indo-Pacific, International Relations and Diplomacy

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...

Indo-Pacific, International Relations and Diplomacy

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...

Hindi, Indo-Pacific, International Relations and Diplomacy

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...

Indo-Pacific, International Relations and Diplomacy

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...

Indo-Pacific

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...

Indo-Pacific

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...

Indo-Pacific, International Relations and Diplomacy

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...

Indo-Pacific, International Relations and Diplomacy

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...

Indo-Pacific, US, International Relations and Diplomacy

Vietnamese Economy and Current Cooperation with India

Introduction

The Vietnamese economy at the time of unification on 30 April 1975 was a highly centralised planned economy like the former Soviet Union. This underwent change with the introduction of Doi Moi in 1986. With the breakup...

Indo-Pacific, International Relations and Diplomacy