International Relations/Diplomacy
Review of Japan 2019 and Outlook for 2020

2019 was an eventful year for Japan in both national and international domains. From an imperial transition to being the G20 Chair, to major trade agreements and the deadly Typhoon Hagibis, the year was filled with its share of ups and downs for Japa

Developments in the Indo-Pacific in 2019

The Indo-Pacific as a geo-political idea has been in the currency since the last couple of years. In the year 2019 the idea seems to have gained more acceptance. In some measures, the stakeholders are working towards giving shape to this idea. Some

2019 was a Challenging Year for Indian Foreign Policy, 2020 will be even more so

US-China trade war deepened in 2019 despite some signs of thaw towards the end. Unexpectedly, President Trump was impeached by the US congress on the charges of having misused his power and for not cooperating with the Cong

The US-China Naval Balance in East Asia

The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China are locked in what the Trump administration calls “strategic competition” in trade and technology, China’s diplomatic overtures to change the existing East Asian order, and milit

एक्ट फार ईस्ट नीति: भारत की विदेश नीति में नया अंग

प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लादीमिर पुतिन के न्योते पर 4-5 सितंबर 2019 को ईस्टर्

Indic Statecraft and Indo-Pacific

India’s cartographic delimitation of Indo-Pacific broadly encompasses sea space from the western Pacific Ocean through Southeast Asia to the western Indian Ocean along the east coast of Africa. In this sea space it pursues an ‘eclectic blend’ o

2019 Japan-South Korea Tensions: Why the ‘Past’ took Precedence over the ‘Future’?

Since late last year, East Asia has been uneasy with wariness over the growing tensions between South Korea and Japan. Though, historical legacies and war memories of Imperial Japan continue to emerge as recurrent factors in the regional politics, th

Act Far East policy: A New Construct in India’s Foreign Policy

Prime Minister Modi visited Vladivostok for the 5th meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest on 4-5 September 2019 on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The 20th India-Russia Annual Summit was held in Vladivostok foll

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