Scholars’ Column

Bay of Bengal: Center of the Indo-Pacific?

Bay of Bengal is gradually becoming important because of the strategic initiatives of the major powers and its crucial geo-political centrality. These two factors have the potential to centre the Bay of…

Contested Waters: Sino-Indian Dynamics in the South China Sea

Oceans and seas form a continuous chain separating landmasses and therefore demands attention from the geopolitical angle. The significance of oceans and conceptualization of the Sea power and how gaining control over…

Chinese Stand on Indo-Pak Cross-Border Terrorism and the “Frankenstein’s Monster”

It is common understanding that national interest is given the utmost priority in international relations, and both cooperation and competition are the integral part of it. But terrorism is altogether a different…

The Economics of Cyberattacks – India at Risk

In recent times, India has emerged as one of the major target countries of cyberattacks with detrimental effects for the Indian economy.

Infrastructure Financing and the Drive for Influence in Indo-Pacific

In recent years, infrastructure development has been given too much attention in the geo-economic strategies of various countries in Indo-Pacific. In line with this objective, many countries have created Development Finance Institutions…

Contrasting Facets of China: ‘Peaceful Rise’ vs. Prominent Military Expansion

China’s military reform and planning have long been a complicated issue as it contrasts the Chinese facet of ‘peaceful rise’. This facet has important regional and global implications.

Inter-Korean Summits Fuel US-North Korea Talks Momentum

The second summit between the U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jung Un is likely to be held in the middle of February 2019. The main objective of this…

Energy Dimensions of South China Sea In The Indo Pacific Region

Over the last few years, the unprecedented level of economic growth in the Indo-Pacific region has led to a pro-active energy policy-making by the countries in this region. The consumption rate of…

The Quest for AI in Military Affairs – U.S- China at Crossroads

The pace with which the Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategies have been unveiled by 22 prominent states in the last 15 months, in a way reveals the extent of growing dependence on the…