Scholars’ Point

Beyond Containment: Assessing America’s Alliance Structure in the Indo-Pacific

The U.S.-led coalition alliance structure in the Indo-Pacific region needs a serious deliberation in order to effectively counter any unwanted moves by China in the free and open geostrategic space called the…

The Onset of Quad’s Space Odyssey

The Quad provides an opportunity to demonstrate a new pattern for space diplomacy and if it continues to wield individual expertise and high technologies, as it has done in the Indo-Pacific, the…

The MCC Debate and the Heat of Indo-Pacific Geopolitics

As China and the US continue to compete in the Indo-Pacific region, many aspects including economic development of small states is likely to be shaped by the trajectory of this competition. It…

An Age of Uncertainty in Myanmar

All speculations had to bite dust when the military coup took effect on February 1, 2021. Many nations blamed the incident including India, appealing to restore back the democracy in Myanmar. The…

The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan under Taliban Rule

The various reports that have emerged from the women of Afghanistan, they all indicated a similar sentiment of being abandoned by their nation and by the world. Though the situation is still…

Taliban and China: The Shape of Things to Come

While the world wrangles with the prospects and challenges coming across from Afghanistan, the constructive role the major powers and neighbouring states of Afghanistan hold to play in bringing about a well-defined…

What Does Sri Lanka’s Hedging Behaviour Mean for India?

Sri Lanka’s hedging has resulted in a delicate balancing act between India and China. India’s engagement with it in the near future is bound to bring new changes to this equation and…

It is Time for BRICS to Engage on Youth Empowerment

The importance of international efforts on mutual recognition of national documents of vaccination against COVID-19 and respective testing, especially for purpose of international travel should become a priority agenda for the BRICS…

SAARC’s Afghanistan Crisis

Attempts at resuscitation of SAARC is taking place and when the common enemy of COVID-19 enabled unprecedented virtual unions of all member states in the recent past, that the crisis in Afghanistan…

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