Scholars’ Point

Looking Beyond the China Factor in Indo-Nepal relations

We recognize Nepal as an independent country and wish her well, but even a child knows that one cannot go to Nepal without passing through India. Therefore, no other country can have…

“2+2” Part 2: Another Landmark in India-US Strategic Relations

The second version of the India-US 2+2 Dialogue proved to be successful as the first one and carried forward the strong partnership agenda between the two nations. The commitments and promises made…

North-Korean Nuclear Question: A Critical Analysis

DPRK can have genuine security aspirations just like any other country to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity, which is totally justified. So any negotiations needs to come with a security guarantee and provide…

Japan’s Indo-Pacific Outlook: An Evolutionary Process

Japan has brought out its Indo-Pacific policy document, evincing clear intentions of moving forward towards greater clarity of vision in so far as the Indo-Pacific is concerned. Its partnerships in the Indo-Pacific,…

Theorizing the Quad: A Structural Realist Perspective

The Quad’s changing political leaderships’ perception of China has equally impacted the shaping of the Quad and would continue to shape the narrative around the Quad in tandem with the structural imperatives…

Indo- Pacific Oceans Initiative: India’s Outlook in the Region

The Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative is a part of India’s comprehensive Indo-Pacific strategy. If implemented, it can place India in the position of a responsible player in the Indo- Pacific while contributing to…

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.