East Asia Compass
Japan's 2019 Defence White Paper and the Contest for Southeast Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 16 Oct, 2019 · #5625 · Commentary · Column
In Japan’s annual Defence White Paper released on 26
September, China’s growing military might has been given priority over North
Korea’s belligerence as the country's main security threat. This is the first
time Japan has so explicitly i...
Left Wing Extremism
Urban Maoism: Concerns and Cautions
Rajat Kumar Kujur · 15 Oct, 2019 · #5624 · Commentary
On 10 September
2019, the residence of an Associate Professor at Delhi University, Dr Hany
Babu MT, was raided by the Pune police for over six hours in connection with
the Bhima Koregaon violence case. His laptop, cell phones, two booklets ...
In Context: Singapore's Decision to Boost the RSN's Operational and Combat Capabilities
Bahauddin Foizee · 26 Sep, 2019 · #5623 · Commentary
As the Pacific waters are increasingly
becoming unstable geopolitically, the city-state of Singapore is focusing more
on strenghtening its naval capabilities in order to protect its interests in
the regional waters. With the aim of withstanding...
It’s Still a Stalemate in the LWE Hotbed
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 18 Sep, 2019 · #5622 · Commentary · Column
insurgencies tend to negotiate. Such decision may be a tactic to buy time,
defer defeat, protect their leaders and cadres, or simply to salvage whatever
little is possible in a war that these armed movements have no hope of winning.
Jammu and Kashmir Today
Discussion Report · 17 Sep, 2019 · #5621 · Commentary
On 21 August 2019, IPCS
hosted Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, Member, IPCS Governing Council, and
former GOC, 15 Corps, Srinagar, for a talk entitled Jammu and Kashmir Today.
This is a summary of the proceedings.
In light of BJP’s recent
India-China Rapprochement After Doklam
Discussion Report · 16 Sep, 2019 · #5620 · Commentary
On 26 August 2019, IPCS hosted Dr Xie Chao,
at the Institute for International and Area Studies (IIAS), Tsinghua
University, Beijing, and
Visiting Scholar (2018-2020),
Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Glob...
East Asia Compass
US-North Korea Talks: Is Progress Without Reciprocity Possible?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 12 Sep, 2019 · #5619 · Commentary · Column
It is becoming obvious that
unless the US provides some kind of security guarantee as well sanctions relief
to North Korea, there will be no forward movement in US-North Korea denuclearisation
talks. Despite open channels of communication betwe...
Food Security in South Asia and the Need for Regional Consensus-Building
Shatakshi Singh · 12 Sep, 2019 · #5618 · Commentary
While food security has been a matter
of national policy focus in South Asian countries for some time, factors such
as climate change merit an urgency to understand the issue as a regional-level
concern. Within this context, three topics are ge...
Maritime Connectivity to the Russian Far East Necessitates Naval and Arctic Planning
Vijay Sakhuja · 12 Sep, 2019 · #5617 · Commentary · Column
In September 2019, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, traveled to Russia where he was the chief guest at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. During this visit, India and Russia signed multiple agreements on a range of topics. Specifically, New D...
Modi's Outreach to Bhutan: Perception Management and the Neighbourhood First Policy
Ashutosh Nagda and Angshuman Choudhury · 11 Sep, 2019 · #5616 · Commentary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bhutan in August 2019 as part of the first
phase of foreign state visits after assuming office for a second term. The
visit came less than three months after Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay