Research Category: Experts’ Column

Biden’s Europe Visit and the Dragon in the Room

China’s increasing influence over multilateral institutions over the years, and its budding strategic alliance with Russia has become a concern for the United States. The Biden administration intends to ‘restore America’ and bring back American leadership at the global stage, after four years of the disruptive Trump presidency.

Indo-Nepal Relations on the Anvil

Indo-Nepal relations have long historical ties which needs to be fully initiated by India diplomatically, economically and socially with Nepal in light of the relations reaching a low point over several issues and growing influence of China.

Against the U.S. Critical Infrastructures: Super Terrorism makes a Comeback

The current trepidation in the form of the Colonial pipeline cyberattacks in the US is a new entrant of the order of antagonistic intent has been observed through the phenomenon of, Super terrorism which utilizes unconventional and hidden instruments of unleashing carnage on the democracies of the international system.

Australia’s Media Code Battle and Government Regulation of Tech Giants

The Australian attempt of tech regulation is not just about copyright news, but the growing power of giant technology companies, which is changing the world, declaring war on state power. The blow of the giant Facebook to the Australian legal power has caused shock and discontent not only in the country. In addition, the dependence of press agencies on social media and considering it as a virtual channel to appeal to the public, can be a risk.

India Needs to Follow Cautious Approach towards QUAD

India’s strategy for Indian Ocean region (IOR) has been concentrated mostly in and around the Bay of Bengal region. India needs to first clearly define IOR for its larger interests and devise a grand strategy to become real net security provider.

France is ‘Back’ in the Indo-Pacific

Dr Małgorzata Bonikowska and Dr Bruno Surdel 26th April 2021   France as an Indo–Pacific Power Paris has a relatively strong military presence in the Indo-Pacific region. It has about 4,000 troops operating in the Indian Ocean, while in the Pacific – some 3,000 troops.[i] France’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific is a natural process for […]

Blow to democracy in Myanmar

The military coup in Myanmar poses great danger with extremely complex situation with Suu Kyii under arrest, population is out in open confronting the Tatmadaw.

Taiwan in 2020: A Review

Despite China’s attempt to trouble Taiwan, the political stability under the leadership of President Tsai and her success in containing COVID 19 outbreak has highlighted Taiwan’s global image in 2020. There is no doubt that 2020 is an unusual success story for Taiwan, which has emerged as one of East Asia’s strongest democracies

India and the “New Imperatives” for Regional Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region

Being a major global power along with  Indo-Pacific actor, India, should take the lead in creating a new regional security structure by involving countries like Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Russia, Kazakhstan and the Philippines.  This can serve twin purposes. These are: this regional grouping can facilitate growing economic cooperation among them and at the same time can provide a forum which can checkmate the hegemonistic tendencies of China in the Indo-Pacific region.