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#5234
13 February 2017
The Future of US-Taiwan Relations Under China's Shadow
Namrata Hasija argues that the US-Taiwan relationship under Trump remains uncertain in terms of upgradation but certain in terms of continuation.
#5230
1 February 2017
South Korea: Two Moons and the Future of a Nation
Dr Rahul Raj provides a preliminary assessment on the two potential presidential candidates in the upcoming presidential election in South Korea
#5229
1 February 2017
IPCS Special Commentary
CPEC: 'Third Party' Dilemma and Cracks in the Corridor

Amit Kumar argues that optimism regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor might be waning, with apprehensions increasingly being voiced in China
#5228
31 January 2017
India: Acting East after the End of the TPP
Roshan Iyer analyses the status of the RCEP and argues that India's attractive market can be an asset only if it strategically leverages it to its benefit
#5226
29 January 2017
IPCS Discussion
'Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan'

Sarral Sharma reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 18 January 2017
#5221
10 January 2017
East Asia Compass
Japan-China Contestation in 2017

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra reviews the Tokyo-Beijing bilateral and identifies the potential trajectory the relationship in 2017
#5215
31 December 2016
The Strategist
Perils of Nuclear Paranoia

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar says that if armed hostilities, for the initiator, has little to do with both conventional and military, it raises the prospect that balance may be skewed against gravity
#5205
15 December 2016
Xi as "Core Leader": Re-emergence of Strongman Politics?
Tapan Bhardwaj examines Xi Jingping's power within the Communist Party and the implications of the same 
#5204
14 December 2016
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Should India be Concerned?
Dr Anand Kumar discusses how the OBOR Initiative in Pakistan and Bangladesh can be advantageous for India
#5202
12 December 2016
Eagle Eye
Paradigm Shift or Business As Usual: Trump’s China Policy

Prof Chintamani Mahapatra looks at what explains Beijing’s modest response to Trump’s phone conversation with the Taiwanese president
#5199
5 December 2016
US Policy Orientation
Donald Trump and East Asia

Dr Sandip Mishra examines the details of Trump’s contradictory campaign promises vis-à-vis the East Asian region
#5195
29 November 2016
Modi’s China Policy: Between Rhetoric and Reality
Niharika Tagotra assesses and identifies the key characteristics of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies vis-a-vis China
#5188
22 November 2016
Countering China: India's Uncertain Response
Harry Roberts analyses India's reaction to China's growing strategic clout in Asia
#5180
15 November 2016
US Policy Orientation
Donald Trump and China: A Contest for Primacy

Prof Srikanth Kondapalli remarks on the president-elect's isolationist tendencies and why China might be concerned
#5178
14 November 2016
Managing Differences is the Key to Sino-India Relations
Liu Siwei looks at the merits of a comprehensive approach towards maintaining friendly and positive Sino-Indian relations
#5158
21 October 2016
The Strategist
The Misshapen Pivot

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar comments on the absence of a direct challenge to China’s provocative moves on the East and South China Seas 
#5151
10 October 2016
Evaluating Sri Lanka’s Regional Priorities
Husanjot Chahal looks at the regional dynamics of inter-state relations in light of PM Ranil Wikremesinghe's recent visit to India
#5147
6 October 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
FSI’s Broader Conclusions: Methodology, Empirical Trends and Current Realities

Dr TCA Raghavan gives an Indian perspective on FSI 2016’s representation of broad trends between 2007-2016
#5146
4 October 2016
East Asia Compass
Future of the TPP and the US' Pivot to Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra assesses how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will play out in Asia-Pacific given the current domestic political atmosphere in the US

#5131
19 September 2016
Regional Economy
G20 Summit 2016: A Lost Opportunity?

Prof Amita Batra looks at the raison d'être for the G20, how the recently concluded meeting differed from it and how it can revert to fulfilling its original mandate. 

#5123
10 September 2016
Fragile States Index 2016
China and the FSI: Decennary Trends, 2007-2016

Chao Xie gives a Chinese perspective on whether the FSI can and does give an adequate representation of broad trends between 2007-2016 related to China and India

#5119
5 September 2016
East Asia Compass
Russia’s Overtures in East Asia


Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra examines the thawing of relations with Russia and Japan, South Korea and Australia at the Eastern Economic Forum, just prior to the G20 Summit 
#5115
29 August 2016
China-India: Beijing's Intransigence over the South China Sea
Air Commodore (Retd) Prashant Dikshit reflects on China's posturing towards India following the ruling on the Manila-Beijing conflict regarding the South China Sea
#5112
23 August 2016
China's Second Forum on the Development of Tibet: Propaganda or Development?
Tenzin Lhadon examines the key talking points of the Second Forum on the Development of Tibet held in Lhasa in July 2016

#5100
12 August 2016
India-China
Wang Yi in India: Context and Significance

Dr Manish Dabhade contextualises Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to India
#5093
2 August 2016
THAAD and South Korea-China-US Dynamics
Professor Rahul Raj assesses South Korea's dilemma over the deployment of THAAD and its relationship with China and the US

#5092
2 August 2016
East Asia Compass
China’s Game on North Korea

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra comments on China's calibration of its relationship with North Korea and its implications for the region
#5085
19 July 2016
The Strategist
South China Sea: Chinas Double Speak and Verdict at The Hague

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar weighs in on the tribunal’s verdict on the legality of China’s claim to the waters within the “nine-dash line”
#5066
22 June 2016
The Strategist
There is a New Symphony at Play

Vice Admiral (Retd) Vijay Shankar looks at Modi’s US visit in light of the need to to balance out China’s objectives of hegemonic control through strategic security partnerships
#5062
16 June 2016
Assessing NSS Outcomes: CPPNM Amendment Ratification
Hina Pandey presents her analysis of the opportunities and challenges in global nuclear security in the post CPPNM/A ratification scenario
#5057
13 June 2016
Regional Economy
Changing Regional Contours and Imperatives for India

Prof Amita Batra on why it is imperative for India to shed its defensive stance in preferential trade agreements and prepare for changes in the global trade regime
#5053
3 June 2016
India and the NSG: Are the Outliers Justified in their Opposition?
Abhijit Iyer-Mitra assesses the validity of the arguments offered in support of India’s exclusion from the NSG

 

#5052
2 June 2016
Strategic Space
Entry into the NSG: Getting Past the Doorman

Dr Manpreet Sethi examines why China seeks to keep India out of the NSG and the latter’s next steps
#5044
30 May 2016
Chinese Military Modernisation: Takeaways from the Pentagon Report
Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh analyses the Pentagon report on China's military and security developments.
#5041
27 May 2016
Nuke Street
Why China is Using NPT to Block India's Entry into the NSG

Amb (Retd) Sheel Kant Sharma considers China's insistence on the NPT as the criterion for India's membership of the NSG
#5036
24 May 2016
Of Ranks and Scores in Nuclear Security: 18 Years of South Asian Nuclearisation
Dr Rabia Akhtar considers why South Asian nuclear-armed states must be distinguished from the de jure NWS on nuclear security matters
#5035
23 May 2016
China: How is Nuclear Security Understood?
Chao Xie presents a reading of how the issue is interpreted in China and its implications for national security
#5020
27 April 2016
Toying with Chinas Demons: The Dos and the Donts
Bhavna Singh looks at why India appears to have played the Uyghur card quite prematurely and to its disadvantage
#5016
11 April 2016
Chinas Nepal Game: Olis Visit and Thereafter

Dr Bhartendu Kumar Singh looks at why strategic, and not economic considerations, propel China's Nepal policy

#5008
30 March 2016
China-Iran: Common Grounds for Cooperation
Tapan Bharadwaj considers the prospects and circumstances for a mutually beneficial bilateral relationship
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