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...
Politics & Security in J&K (Part-I)
J&K: Political Stability and the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections
Sarral Sharma · 25 Sep, 2018 · #5517 · Commentary
This commentary is the first of the three-part series on the evolving nature of political and security challenges in Jammu & Kashmir post-July 2016, and is based on the findings of the author's recent field visit to Kashmir.Two years since Hiz...
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 24 Sep, 2018 · #5516 · Commentary · Column
impact of organised religion on nations has historically been a sense of
contrived significance, but in essence has neither refined society nor elevated
power status. The case of civilizational encounters is curious. The vanquished wontedly...
Managing the India-Bangladesh Border
Joyeeta Bhattacharjee · 24 Sep, 2018 · #5515 · Commentary
India and Bangladesh border management cooperation got a major boost
following the meeting between the directors general (DGs) of India...
East Asia Compass
US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 20 Sep, 2018 · #5514 · Commentary · Column
It is conventional wisdom that China...
Regional Nuclear Behaviour and Third Party Mediation
Manpreet Sethi · 05 Sep, 2018 · #5513 · Commentary · Column
Mooed Yusuf, Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: US Crisis Management in South Asia, (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2018), Pp: 320, Price: INR 3,431.Concern regarding crises between two regional nuclear powers has ...
Sinicisation under Xi Jinping: Key Features of the Implementation Strategy
Palden Sonam · 31 Aug, 2018 · #5512 · Commentary
In July 2018, China issued an order banning underage Tibetan students from engaging in religious activities during their summer holidays. Although Beijing...
Human Rights Violations Vs AFSPA: A Contradiction That Must End
AS Lamba · 31 Aug, 2018 · #5511 · Commentary
In an unprecedented move, 356 officers of India...