South China Sea
Power behind Arrogance: Assessment of China’s Air and Missile Arsenal

Going backwards from recent acts of Chinese belligerence and barbaric conduct in Galwan (sic) totally divorced from all ethos of soldiering, into events of the recent past, a pattern emerges. A pattern of Chinese aggressiveness, arrogance and more; u....

India-China Standoff and Stability in the Indo-Pacific

Recent violent clashes near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between Indian and Chinese army units, resulting in large number of casualties in the Galwan region, has caused significant alarm in the wider Indo-Pacific region. While the nature of the c....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 27, 2020

Medical
China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin
Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus ....

China Study Group Report: Domestic Politics and Economy in China during COVID-19

The Vivekananda international Foundation held a discussion on the developments in China amid the COVID-19 on 4 May 2020. The discussion focused on the Chinese President Xi Jinping and China's Domestic Politics and China's experience in the resumption....

Developing Conflict between China and Malaysia in South China Sea

While the world is preoccupied in grappling with the deadly Covid-19 virus unleashed from Wuhan, China un-abashedly marches on with its ominous policy of creeping occupation of South China Sea (SCS). The recent target of China’s expansionist policy....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 6, 2020

Strategic
Biden's edge evaporates as Trump seen as better suited for economy, coronavirus response: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Joe Biden’s advantage over President Donald Trump in popular support has eroded in recent weeks as the pr....

Vietnam: Integral to ASEAN and Reliable for Indo-Pacific

Introduction
Vietnam will chair the 36th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in June this year. The summit which was initially scheduled in April has been shifted to June due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For Vietna....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 27, 2020

Economic
IMF, WTO Urge Caution on Export Restrictions
The International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization warned on April 24 that export restrictions on medical supplies and food "can be dangerously counterproduct....

Coronavirus: China’s New Diplomacy

As on 15April 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases are 1,986,936, with 125,953 deaths worldwide. The origin of the virus remains unknown. It is widely believed that virus jumped species and is traced to the “wet market” in Wuhan. It is bel....

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 ....

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