International Relations/Diplomacy
Indo-Pacific
India and North Korea: Future Directions

India has always maintained a good working relationship with North Korea. Our bilateral trade, in recent years at best has been in the range of US$ 200-250 million but North Korea has always valued Indian food aid which was made available at regular

Commentary: Minister of State for External Affairs Visits North Korea

Minister of State for External Affairs (MoS) Gen V.K. Singh’s official visit to the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 15-16 May 2018 has attracted wide attention. A ministerial visit to North Korea was after a long gap of almost twe

Commentary: India Should Be Innovative in the Challenging Times Ahead

Prime Minister Modi has shown remarkable innovativeness in foreign policy arena recently. This shows that he is cognisant of the challenges for India that are looming ahead. The ‘informal summit’ with Xi Jinping in April 2018 was an attempt to

Commentary: Will Japan Carry the Bastion of Constitution Amendment After Abe?

“角を矯めて牛を殺す”
(Kill a bull by straightening its horns, meaning: Action taken to put something right is often more unpleasant or damaging than the original problem)
The above quote succinctly

ASEAN Summit at Singapore: Urgent Need for a Legally Binding Code of Conduct in South China Sea

The 32nd edition of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit took place in Singapore in from 25-28 April where the central theme of the meeting was envisioned as ‘Resilient and Innovative ASEAN’. While the South East Asia

हिन्द-प्रशांत क्षेत्र में अपनी बढ़त की आशा के साथ भारत ने सेय्चेल्लेस के साथ संधियों पर हस्ताक्षर किये

सेय्चेल्लेस गणतंत्र, हिन्द महासागर का एक द्वीप समूह है। इस देश में 115 द्वीप है जिनकी राजधानी विक

हिन्द-प्रशांत भू-राजनीती में ताइवान की भूमिका

नवीन दक्षिण-बाध्य नीति जनवरी 2016 में ताइवान डेमोक्रेटिक प्रोग्रेसिव पार्टी (डीपीपी) की न

Commentary: Forging a ‘Korean Nuclear Deal’: The Beginning of a Long Road

In an unprecedented development last week, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the acceptance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s invitation to hold a summit meeting and discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.1 Mr. K

Commentary: Vietnam-Australia Relationship Upgraded to Strategic Partnership: Adds to Regional Stability

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, after his visit to New Zealand and Australia in mid-March also attended the Australian-ASEAN Summit, the first ever such exercise being undertaken by Canberra. The Vietnamese leader’s visit took place af

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