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
China Vs International Law: The Vanguard Reef Incident
Srikanth Kondapalli · 29 Aug, 2019 · #5615 · Commentary
any binding Code of Conduct (CoC) is arrived at by 2021 on the South China Sea
(SCS), a spate of new developments is emerging. After a three-year lull since
the Permanent Court of Arbitration's July 2016 judgment at The Hague that
Indian Ocean Region
What Adeeb’s Escape Means for India and Indian Ocean Security
Dr. Sripathi Narayanan · 26 Aug, 2019 · #5614 · Commentary
the former Vice President of the Maldives, Ahmed
Adeeb, as a ‘stowaway’ in a tugboat off the coast of Tamil
Nadu not only raises a number of questions but should also be viewed in the
context of Maldivian politics. This ‘detect...
East Asia Compass
Insulating Cooperation from Contestation: The Japan-South Korea Dispute
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 21 Aug, 2019 · #5613 · Commentary · Column
On 2 August 2019, the Japanese cabinet decided to remove
South Korea from its ‘whitelist’. This restricts the export of critical
Japanese products to South Korea, and will hurt the latter economically. The
decision was apparently motivated ...
Researching the Unresearched: Left-Wing Extremism and the Future Rules of Governance
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 19 Aug, 2019 · #5612 · Commentary · Column
In the last week of
July 2019, a brother and sister pair, in a representation of the two principal
adversaries in India’s left-wing extremism (LWE)-affected heartland, came
face-to-face. In Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, Vetti Rama, a membe...
5G: Assessing India's Options on Huawei
Anand Benegal · 09 Aug, 2019 · #5611 · Commentary
5G connectivity is an important telecommunications upgrade which is expected to
propel digital revolution in India. At
present, however, the Indian government's committee on 5G technology remains
split on the issue of allowing Huawei’s partic...