Scholars’ Column


IR experts across the spectrum have begun to acknowledge Indonesia as a middle power in the region. Middle powers are known to ‘act as catalysts of new initiatives, facilitators of coalitions in…

Trump Meets Kim: Much More Than a Symbolic Gesture

Trump’s visit certainly was much more than a symbolic gesture and a political win. South Korea’s President called the summit and end of mutual hostility between the two countries. The visit also…

Re-emergence of ISIS and the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Terror Attacks

The terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed over 300 people and injured more than 500 in three Churches and three hotels has once again showed the ideological spread…

Multifaceted Relations between South Korea and India

In the contemporary moment in global politics, where the United States foreign policy is capricious and unpredictable while China’s foreign policy is making purposeful moves towards global domination, it is important that…

City as a Host: Understanding Climate Change-induced Displacement and Migration in Bangladesh

The process of urbanisation due to migration leads to unsanitary living conditions and cause of public health issue and problems in cities.

Tensed Celebrations: Key Takeaways from Trump’s Visit to Tokyo

Trump’s opinions on trade, North Korea and defense burden sharing have kept Tokyo apprehensive. In a bid to please the mercurial US President with such lavish state supervised events, PM Abe has…

Tech-Protectionism in the United States – A Retrograde Step

Waking up to the impending threat from China to its technological competitiveness, the United States has adopted various measures to plug the leakage of critical technologies to China.


Many South East Asian analysts claim that Vietnam is capable of countering Chinese dominance in a practical sense.

Exiting from Afghanistan and Moving to the Indo-Pacific: India and Pakistan in US Foreign Policy

As commander in chief of the most powerful military in the world, I spend a lot of time brooding over these issues. And I’m not satisfied we’ve got it perfect yet.