Indo-Pacific
Trump’s visit to the DMZ: More Than Just Photo Optics?

Trump, in his impromptu diplomatic style, surprised the whole world when he tweeted an invitation to Kim to meet him at the Korean De-Militarized Zone (DMZ). The fact that Trump and Kim met on North Korean soil is a historic development. They met at ....

ASEAN Adopts Outlook for Indo-Pacific 2019: Balances Aspirations and Affirms Indonesia’s Leadership

ASEAN took a landmark decision to adopt the ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific on June 22, 2019 after more than a year of deliberations. Located centrally, in one of the most dynamic regions of the world today, ASEAN sees Southeast Asia as the conduit and....

Xi’s visit to North Korea: what did it achieve?

The visit by Xi Jinping to North Korea on June 20-21, 2019 is significant because a Chinese President reached Pyongyang after 14 years. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the neighbours. Xi made the t....

Shangri-La Dialogue-2019 - Implications for India’s Security Policy

Recalling Queen Victoria’s diamond Jubilee in 1897, Arnold Toynbee had remarked, “Here we are at the top of the world. We have arrived at this peak to stay forever. There is off course, this thing called history”. At the Shangri-La Dialo....

Vietnam Continues to be Wary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

The second BRI Forum of China held in April 2019 has received as much attention, if not more, as the first one held in May 2017. The fundamental objectives of the BRI remain the same, i.e., shoring up of domestic economy by exporting surplus industr....

ASEAN needs India to preserve its centrality in a multi-polar Indo-Pacific

A workshop of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Forum (ARF) was concluded in Dili, Timor-Leste on April 26, 2019. A range of issues would have been on the table including the Rohingya refugee crisis, radicalisation and the S....

Quad Initiatives against Terrorism

The idea of Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), floated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, was for Japan to work together with the US, India and Australia to enhance the values of democracy. While addressing the Indian parliament in 2....

दक्षिण चीन सागर में 2019 में होने वाले घटनाक्रम का अनुमान

यदि 2019 की बात करें तो दक्षिण चीन सागर सुलगते हुए पलीते की तरह है, जो बिना चेतावनी के किसी भी समय फट ....

ब्लू बनाम ग्रीनः ताइवान में मध्यावधि चुनाव का विश्लेषण

बीते वर्ष 24 नवंबर को ताइवान में स्थानीय निकाय और मध्यावधि चुनाव संपन्न हुए। इन चुनावों में डेमो....

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