Neighbourhood First Series
Nepal-India Relations: A View from Kathmandu
Yubaraj Ghimire · 16 Nov, 2020 · #5741 · Commentary
A somewhat long meeting between Nepal’s Prime
Minister KP Oli and Secretary of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW),
Samant Goel, on 21 October 2020 continues to trigger a debate in
Nepal’s political circles about openness—or l...
Neighbourhood First Series
India-Nepal Relations: A View from New Delhi
Sangeeta Thapliyal · 16 Nov, 2020 · #5740 · Commentary
India-Nepal relations have been on a
downward slope. Many have blamed the border blockade as the turning point;
others have pointed to China’s increasing influence. Many more have highlighted
Nepal’s domestic politics as being primarily res...
Indian Navy: Time to Expand the Geographical Scope of Mission Based Deployments
Vijay Sakhuja · 10 Nov, 2020 · #5739 · Commentary · Column
Indian Navy has added a new acronym—TIDE—to its lexicon, which stands for
Trust; Interoperability; Domain Awareness; and Enhanced Engagements. In his online address, titled “SAGAR - Charting
India’s Maritime Security,” to the Nati...
Converging Priorities: India, France and Germany in the Indo-Pacific
Siddharth Anil Nair · 06 Nov, 2020 · #5738 · Commentary
maritime security has been increasingly threatened by China over the past
decade. Beijing’s ‘nine-dash line’ claim
in the South China Sea (SCS), its false
claim of a historical "maritime silk road" to the Indian Ocean Region
India: How COVID-19 Accelerates Malnutrition in Women and Children
Akanksha Khullar & Kavya Sharma · 04 Nov, 2020 · #5737 · Commentary
The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have
had inevitable negative impacts. Rising unemployment, food supply disruption, a
downturn in international trade, etc, pose serious challenges to the already
precarious Indian food and nutrit...
China in Africa: COVID-19 and the Politics of Largesse
Raj Lakshmi · 31 Oct, 2020 · #5736 · Commentary
China has recently announced multiple financial
initiatives with the purported aim of providing relief to debt-laden African
countries. The initiatives are in response to these countries calling for debt suspension to mitigate the pandemic’s a...
East Asia Compass
A Cancelled China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit Means Advantage China
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 28 Oct, 2020 · #5735 · Commentary · Column
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide
Suga has reportedly said that it would be “impossible” for him to visit South
Korea to participate in the upcoming Trilateral Summit Meeting between China, Japan,
and South Korea this year unless “proper ...
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in India-China Nuclear Relations
Manpreet Sethi · 27 Oct, 2020 · #5734 · Commentary · Column
relations are unique and complex. China refuses to recognise India as a nuclear
weapons state (NWS), though there is no denying the reality of India’s nuclear
weapons. In fact, this has been accepted by the international c...
China and the Korean War: A Cracked Mirror for the (Global) Times?
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 22 Oct, 2020 · #5733 · Commentary · Column
intriguing Global Times editorial was
published earlier in October to mark the PLA’s 70th anniversary of “victory” over US forces in Korea. The analysis,
rather economical with facts, suggests that will, strategic wisdom, t...
Why Russia Opposes an Indo-Pacific Order
Siddharth Anil Nair · 12 Oct, 2020 · #5732 · Commentary
early August 2020, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla proposed a trilateral
mechanism between India, Russia, and Japan on a telephone call with Russian
Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov. The proposal was tied to PM Modi and ...