What the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Is and Isn’t
Riya Shah · 15 Sep, 2022 · #5830 · Commentary
In May 2022, US President Joe Biden
unveiled the much-awaited Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for
Prosperity (IPEF). Launched on the sidelines of the Quad Summit in Tokyo, Biden
was joined in-person by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ja...
Counterforce Strategies are a Threat to Nuclear Deterrence Stability
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 15 Sep, 2022 · #5829 · Commentary · Column
atomic bombs were crude city-annihilators. Their ability to bring enormous and
horrific civilian destruction was demonstrated by the US in 1945. The two bombs
dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused 2,14,000 primary
fatalities to a comb...
How to Read al-Zawahiri’s Killing
Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy. · 31 Aug, 2022 · #5828 · Commentary
On 1 August 2022, the
that it had killed al Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in “a precise, tailored airstrike” on a safe house in Kabul. In his remarks, US
President Joe Biden said al-Zawahiri had moved to downtown Kabul to “re...
India’s G20 Presidency in a Time of Global Political Fracture
Manpreet Sethi · 26 Aug, 2022 · #5827 · Commentary · Column
In December this year, India
will assume presidency of the economic grouping, G20, which comprises major
developed and developing economies. For one year thereafter, New Delhi will be
in the driver’s seat. It is not expected to be an easy rid...
A Practitioner’s Expert View of India’s Relationship with Pakistan
Rana Banerji · 25 Aug, 2022 · #5826 · Commentary
is heartening to see Indian career diplomats of recent vintage penning their
understanding of the complex India-Pakistan relationship. Soon after The People Next Door (Harper Collins, 2017) by T.C.A. Raghavan, India’s high
commissioner in ...
Gunboat Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics: Why the Yuan Wang 5’s Arrival in Sri Lanka is Consequential for South Asia
Srikanth Kondapalli · 22 Aug, 2022 · #5825 · Commentary
Despite serious reservations
expressed by both Sri Lanka and India,
and after a clearance
delay of five days,
China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Strategic Support Force vessel Yuan Wang 5 finally docked
at Chinese-leased Hambantota po...
East Asia Compass
Shinzo Abe: Architect of a New Japan and the Indo-Pacific
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Jul, 2022 · #5824 · Commentary · Column
As a leader, Shinzo Abe elicited extreme emotions in Japan and across
the world. During his lifetime, there were people who loved him for being Japan’s saviour and a bulwark
against China’s assertiveness. There were others who despised him f...
Living Dangerously: A New Nuclear Arms Race
Manpreet Sethi · 14 Jul, 2022 · #5823 · Commentary · Column
A re-run of the nuclear arms race is staring
us in the face. And, it is taking place in new circumstances. Today’s nuclear reality
is starkly different from what the well-known nuclear strategist Thomas
Schelling had described in 2009. He wro...
Russia in the Black Sea: What Happened to the Moskva?
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 04 Jul, 2022 · #5822 · Commentary · Column
The flagship of the Russian Black
Sea fleet, the ‘Slava’
class missile cruiser, Moskva,
sank at on 14 April 2022 in position
45°10′43.39″N 30°55′30.54″E, after being "damaged." That is as
far as one can establish fro...
Climate Resilience and the Quad
Akash Ramnath · 30 Jun, 2022 · #5821 · Commentary
Members of the Quad met in Tokyo in May this
year to discuss the most urgent matters impacting Indo-Pacific security, namely
China's regional growth and the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The
Quad or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue...