International Conference On Energy Security and Connectivity in Asia: Exploring Opportunities & Possibilities
The conference was organized jointly by KIIPS & Department of Political Science, Ravenshaw University on February 17 and 18, 2018 to explore how a collaborative mechanism could be established whereby all regions of Asia would cooperate and coordinate to ensure proper and judicious use of scarce energy resources. The conference reflected on the options for cross-regional and multilateral solutions in the energy sector to achieve greater Regional Energy Connectivity and to develop a regional ‘vision’ for cooperative framework and policy coordination among different regions of Asia for achieving energy security and connectivity. The conference also suggested ways for promoting and facilitating inter-country energy development opportunities and ways to assess the current energy situation of the region and formulate a Common Strategy to address regional energy concerns and to devise ways and means through which India can achieve greater connectivity and energy security through partnership with other Asian countries for gaining regional and international competitiveness.
Brainstorming Session on Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Initiative: Prospects and Challenges
The Kalinga Institute of Indo–Pacific Studies (KIIPS) organised a Brainstorming Session on the theme ‘Quadrilateral Security Dialogue Initiative: Prospects and Challenges’ on August 7, 2021, bringing together experts from all the Quad member countries, and also from Canada and the European Union. During the session, the experts reflected on the convergences and divergences of perspectives regarding Indo–Pacific affairs and the future of the Quad. The genesis of the Quad, its current status and its future formed the major focus of the discussion among the panelists. The discussion covered both the security and economic dimensions of the Quad, with a number of contending points on what the Quad is and what it is not; what it should be and what it should not be.
Roundtable Discussion on War Clouds over Taiwan: Causes & Consequences
The Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies organised a Roundtable Discussion on the theme ‘War Clouds over Taiwan: Causes & Consequences’ on October 23 2021. The discussion brought different perspectives to the Taiwan flashpoint following China’s aggressive military posturing in the Taiwan Straits and its consequence not only for Cross Strait relations, but also regional peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The discussion brought to the forefront the diverse perspectives from the point of different stakeholders of the Indo-Pacific, and also the internal and external dimensions of policymaking in the two principle actors, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC).
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