Prof. Rajaram Panda is former Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Earlier, he was Senior Fellow, IDSA, ICCR Chair Professor at Reitaku University, and Lok Sabha Research Fellow, Parliament of India. He is also Member of the Governing Council, Indian Council of World Affairs, and the Centre for Security and Strategic Studies, both in New Delhi. He had also long stints at the Japan Foundation New Delhi

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A Potential War Looms over the Korean Peninsula Pyongyang seems determined to keep tensions in the Korean Peninsula alive. In a provocative start to 2024, it launched new cruise missile test for submarine. By doing this, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un flaunted his growing nuclear arsenal, thereby...

China’s Poaching Style of Conducting Diplomacy Beijing seems to be determined to strangulate Taiwan as barely 48 hours after the presidential elections in which the pro-sovereignty leaning returned the Democratic Progressive Party candidate William Lai Ching-te, whose stance has irked Beijing. Th...

Analysing Developments and Trends in Southeast Asia 2023 Introduction As the world closed in 2023 and entered 2024, there are several indicators based on the past events that the Southeast Asian region is likely to witness many tumultuous developments. Around the world, Southeast Asia included,...

Elections in Taiwan: Some Projections Introduction In the self-ruled island of Taiwan, 19 million eligible voters shall be going to the polls on 13 January 2024 to elect a new President. The geopolitical significance of this cannot be understated as the outcome shall be of ex...

Japan Abandons its Three Basic Principles on Arms Exports In response to the increase in the region’s geopolitical stress, Japan’s vulnerability has increased manifold. This has compelled the administration of Fumio Kishida to make some drastic change in the country’s security posture. The main driver...

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