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PLA: Reading Tea Leaves1

Any study of PLA gets hit by the wall of opacity or broad based sources, lacking as it is of military transparency and accountability. Xinhua or People’s Daily or Global Times tend to enjoy official patronage and state the official line in terms of....

The Quad: Is Security the Galvanizer?

The significance of the Quad Foreign Ministers meeting in Tokyo on 6 October 2020 lies in the fact that it happened in person despite the pandemic – last year the Quad foreign ministers had met on the margins of the UNGA. The level of this annual m....

Quad acquires Stronger Teeth as Australia joins Malabar Naval Exercises

The decision of India to invite Australia to join the annual Malabar naval exercises after a gap of 13 years is a substantial strategic move whose significance in the region’s strategic landscape shall hereafter acquire greater heft. This also mean....

The Frozen Conflict of Nagorno-Karabakh Flares up again

Nagorno Karabakh is one of the frozen conflicts in Eurasia for over a quarter century. However, on September 27 the two contenders and neighbours Azerbaijan and Armenia fired up the conflict yet again resulting in hundreds of casualties and attacks o....

How the Sabah Dispute Challenges ASEAN’s Regional Security Vision

The issue of Sabah or North Borneo, as it was known till 19631, was brushed under a legal carpet of convenience ever since the Malaysian Federation was formed. Sabah lies on the island of Borneo, the world’s third largest island astride the maritim....

Why the Revival of CPEC now?

In international rhetoric, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is often referred to as the crown jewel or the colossal blunder of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These diametrically opposite assessments reflect the ambiguity and irrationa....

नेपाल में संघवाद कितना टिकाऊ

संघवाद सरकार के कामकाज की एक प्रणाली है, जिसमें शक्तियां केंद्र और राज्यों में विभाजित होती है....

Japan- Vietnam Security Matrix in the Indo-Pacific Region

The security scenario centring in the much contested South China Sea continues to be grimmer because of China’s expansionist designs and expanding maritime claims, converting this part of the ocean into the most dangerous hotspot. In its intimidati....

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