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Assessing the First India–Japan 2+2 dialogue

The first India-Japan 2+2 Foreign and Defense ministerial meeting aimed to review the evolving security scenario in the Indo-Pacific and further strengthen strategic ties in bilateral cooperation to build a free and…

Protest Mars Peace in Hong Kong

As the situation deteriorates rapidly with the number of protesters being detained for orchestrating and fueling the protest, the Hong Kong protest has no longer remained about the law but has become…

Parsing the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: A Strategic Narrative

The US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report (USIP), takes the readers through a history lane that demonstrates the historical ties of the US with the region through significant events of the past.

The Anti-Access Area Denial (A2/AD) Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific Region

The A2/AD factor will keep affecting the developments in one major part of the Indo-Pacific region and also the tug-of-war over freedom of navigation and the regional supremacy between the US and…

Cyber threat to Nuclear Facilities- A Real and Present Danger

The number of incidents reported, especially concerning the critical infrastructure, is moving up at a fast pace. The defense of the nuclear plants has already been highlighted as indispensable among important security…

The Praxis of Indo-Pacific: Mapping the Impediments and Challenges

The international political order is witnessing a formidable churn in current times. The indomitable China’s rigorous pursuit of its maiden cross-continental connectivity project, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is simultaneously developing with a…

Contextualizing India’s Strengthening Regional Role through the ‘Indian Ocean Conference 2019’

The IOR’s importance is not just about traffic and sea lanes but much more. More than half of the world’s armed conflicts are currently in the Indian Ocean region, while the regional…

Locating India’s Engagements in the Indo-Pacific

India’s multipolar engagement in the region is not any different from that of the major actors of the region. India seeks to involve and engage all major actors in the region as…

Indo-Pacific Vision: Contest or Cooperation?

As a Philippian scholar once wrote, geography does not change, but perception does. India’s emphasis on inclusiveness definitely raises challenges for it to maintain the balance between the varieties of stakeholders in…