Signalling with INS Arihant: Import of the Message and the Messenger
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Nov, 2018 · #5527 · Commentary · Column
The announcement on 5 November regarding
the completion of the first deterrent patrol of India’s first indigenous
nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN), the INS Arihant, has evoked three kinds of
reactions: a euphoric one from strategic analysts w...
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India-Japan Relations: Proximity to the Indo-Pacific Strategy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Nov, 2018 · #5526 · Commentary · Column
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third visit
to Japan on 28-29 October 2018 to attend 13th Annual Summit with Japanese
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Both countries reiterated their commitment to the
Special Strategic and Global Partner...
The Legal and Policy Complexities of India's October Rohingya Deportation
Angshuman Choudhury · 05 Nov, 2018 · #5525 · Commentary
On 4 October, the
Indian government deported seven Rohingya men, who had been in detention in
Assam since 2012, to Myanmar. A press release issued by India's Ministry of
External Affairs (MEA) flagged this as "repatriation" of seven "Myanmar
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Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: Hope Amidst Uncertainty?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5524 · Commentary · Column
In his mid-September visit to Pyongyang this
year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly had several fruitful
exchanges with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, culminating in the signing of
the Pyongyang Joint Declaration. Both agreed to...
Can Russia Successfully Mediate the Israel-Palestine Peace Process?
Jason Wahlang · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5523 · Commentary
President Donald Trump has been working on a peace plan for the
Israel-Palestine conflict, which is expected to be presented by early 2019.
However, the US has largely lost its credibility to mediate the peace process,
especially in the eye...
Iran and its Arab Neighbours post the Ahvaz Attack
Majid Izadpanahi · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5522 · Commentary
On 22 September 2018, a military
parade in Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, to celebrate the anniversary of the start of
Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) was struck by a terrorist attack, resulting in the
deaths of 25 people, including civilians. A separatist gr...
Why is Xi Purging Deng from History?
Palden Sonam · 16 Oct, 2018 · #5521 · Commentary
In China, rewriting history entails emergence
of new heroes as well as victims, depending on the direction of the political
wind in Beijing. Today, it appears that late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has
found himself in the wrong direction of ...
Between BRI and the Indo-Pacific: The Geopolitics of the South Pacific
Prarthana Basu · 10 Oct, 2018 · #5520 · Commentary
At the Pacific
Islands Forum in September this year, Nauru, a 'small' island country, accused
China of heavy-handed behaviour in its attempts to 'buy' its way through the
region. This brings into sharp focus the increasing centrality of the Sou...
US-North Korea Nuclear Diplomacy: Contexualising the Third Inter-Korean Meet
Shivani Singh · 30 Sep, 2018 · #5519 · Commentary
The third inter-Korean
summit took place between North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un and South Korean
President Moon Jae-in on 18 September. Topping the agenda was the complete
denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula as promised during the US-Nort...
The Geopolitics of Ports and the Silk Road of the Sea
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera · 26 Sep, 2018 · #5518 · Commentary · Column
expertise of a country...