Indian Foreign Policy and the Hafiz Saeed Problem
Abhijit Iyer Mitra · 05 Jan, 2018 · #5416 · Commentary
On Friday, 29 December 2017, the Government of India faced a major public embarrassment, one that provides some insights into the failure of intelligence. What it shows is one of three things: a failure of gathering, collation and transmission o...
East Asia Compass
'Comfort Women' and the Japan-South Korea Relationship
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Jan, 2018 · #5415 · Commentary · Column
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might not participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because a South Korean task force has stated that the agreement with Japan on the ‘comfort women’ issue, signed in De...
Doklam and the India-US Strategic Relationship
Pieter-jan Dockx · 02 Jan, 2018 · #5414 · Commentary
A widely debated aspect of the Doklam standoff was the US’ apparent lack of support for India during the impasse. Considering the alleged strengthened ties between both countries and their 2015 Joint Strategic Vision for the region, analysts e...
No Responsible Steward of Nuclear Weapons, This
Vijay Shankar · 01 Jan, 2018 · #5413 · Commentary · Column
Two seemingly disparate incidents in recent days hold the portents for unsettling times. The first was the 'absconder General' and erstwhile Pakistan President Musharraf’s declaration on 5 December 2017, of not only his cosy ties w...
India and Blue Economy in the Bay of Bengal
Vijay Sakhuja · 29 Dec, 2017 · #5412 · Commentary · Column
India’s effort to harness Blue Economy received a boost with the establishment of the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean). The Centre will operate under the Indian National Centre for Ocean Informat...
Election Year in Pakistan: Key Dynamics and Prospects
Rana Banerji · 27 Dec, 2017 · #5411 · Commentary
Despite several hiccups, on 19 December, the Senate of Pakistan passed the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017 - resulting in the amendment to Article 51 (5) of the Pakistani constitution - which will enable elections to the National Assembly (NA...
Trump and Jerusalem: Long-Term Implications
KP Fabian · 26 Dec, 2017 · #5410 · Commentary
On 7 December, US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital; ordered the US Department of State to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; and unleashed a diplomatic storm with the potential for disast...
India-EU Partnership for Non-Proliferation: Challenges and Opportunities
Manpreet Sethi · 20 Dec, 2017 · #5409 · Commentary · Column
Despite being a strong economic entity of 28 major European countries, and India’s largest trading partner, the European Union (EU) does not figure prominently in India’s foreign policy conversation. The general perception of the bloc ...
IPCS Series on Evolving Discourses of Security in International Politics
Ceasefire Violations in Jammu & Kashmir: A Line on Fire
Report · 12 Dec, 2017 · #5408 · Commentary
Report of the discussion on ‘Ceasefire Violations in Jammu & Kashmir: A Line on Fire’, held under the IPCS series on Evolving Discourses of Security in International Politics, on 1 December 2017.
Ceasefire Violations in Jamm...
Nepal Elections: Reading the Results
Pramod Jaiswal · 11 Dec, 2017 · #5407 · Commentary
The Left Alliance made a clean sweep in Nepal's recently held provincial and federal elections. It is speculated that the Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), KP Sharmal Oli, would lead the government and ...