Is South Asia the most dangerous place in the world with the presence of nuclear weapons? Do the possibilities of escalation dynamics spiraling into a nuclear exchange exists more in the India-Pakistan dyad than any other?
The power of cinema has been at the heart of China’s new propaganda schemes. The success of Chinese propaganda has occurred dually- with government’s generous financial investments in such ventures and domestic audience’s willful approval of such patriotic stories, signaled by big collections.
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 Bengal at the fulcrum of the Indo-Pacific.
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 strategic waters determines the overall power of a particular nation.
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 issue, and non-Western countries, especially China, should not refrain from using it as a political tool or international leverage.
In recent times, India has emerged as one of the major target countries of cyberattacks with detrimental effects for the Indian economy.
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 (DFI) to provide risk capital for economic development projects.
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.
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 meeting is North Korea’s denuclearisation, which still seems an unattainable goal.
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 natural resources continues to increase since the last decade, which even led to the sky-rocketing demands for energy resources.