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#5381
10 October 2017
Maritime Matters
Plastic Litter: The Challenge at Sea

Dr Vijay Sakhuja discusses initiatives aimed at ensuring that water bodies remain environmentally and ecologically stable
#5378
9 October 2017
East Asia Compass
Shinzo Abe’s North Korea Strategy

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra comments on the ways in which Abe is using the threat to advance his narrow domestic and foreign policy goals
#5373
30 September 2017
An Interview with Dr Siegfried Hecker
North Korea’s Nuclear Behaviour and US Diplomacy

Modified version of an earlier interview conducted by Elisabeth Eaves for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, with additional questions from Ruhee Neog for IPCS
#5370
28 September 2017
Regional Economy
India's Trade Options

Prof Amita Batra identifies actionable recommendations that would be in India’s best interest
#5369
26 September 2017
Special Commentary
Weapons in Space: Conventional War in the Cosmos?

Allyson Rimmer examines why omitting a clause that bans all weapons from entering outer space is an oversight that presents significant dangers
#5367
21 September 2017
A Looming Nuclear Arms Race In East Asia?
Nopur Siingh analyses regional security dynamics in the context of North Korean proliferation
#5366
21 September 2017
India-Japan Civil Nuclear Cooperation: Contextualising Abe's Visit
Shivani Singh considers the existing bottlenecks to the full implementation of the agreement in light of Abe's recent visit
#5364
18 September 2017
Strategic Space
The Bomb Banned: By and For the NNWS, For Now

Dr Manpreet Sethi asks whether the Ban Treaty may be able to facilitate universal nuclear disarmament
#5357
6 September 2017
East Asia Compass
North Korea: Testing the Limits of US-South Korea Relations

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers the bilateral relationship in light of North Korea's latest nuclear test
#5356
6 September 2017
China's Indian Ocean Strategy
Tapan Bharadwaj examines the motivations for China's enhanced presence in the region
#5350
31 August 2017
Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty: Addressing Normative Concerns
Shivani Singh considers the successes and failures of the recently adopted treaty
#5349
29 August 2017
North Korea: Time to Focus on Minimisation, Not Denuclearisation
Rahul Raj argues that North Korea has reason to distrust the US and hold onto technology that levels the playing the field
#5348
26 August 2017
IPCS Discussion
The Nuclear Future

Transcript of remarks made at the IPCS discussion, 'The Nuclear Future', on 8 August 2017
#5337
13 August 2017
East Asia Compass
The US' Acrobatic Responses to the North Korean Riddle

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra analyses the potential reasons for, and implications of, the US' policy stances towards North Korea
#5331
19 July 2017
Strategic Space
Chinese Responsibility on DPRK: No ‘Theory’, Immutable Reality

Dr Manpreet Sethi evaluates the dimensions and potential implications of China's dismissal of its responsibility in resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis as mere theory
#5326
14 July 2017
Global Warming-Induced Migration: An International Convention Needed
John Schabedoth analyses the implications of global warming-induced migration for international relations and argues that a binding international convention will be needed
#5320
10 July 2017
East Asia Compass
Japan’s ‘New Approach’ to Russia: Is it Moving Forward?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra analyses recent developments in Japan-Russia relations and argues that the prospects of Tokyo's 'New Approach' towards Moscow do not look positive
#5319
5 July 2017
China's Grand strategy
China’s Maritime Strategy in the South China Sea

Tapan Bharadwaj reviews the maritime component of China's grand strategy in the Indo-Pacific, and argues that its strategy in the SCS has begun delivering results for Beijing
#5317
3 July 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India-Japan: Past Trends Continue

Dr Shamshad A Khan writes that the India-Japan relationship has deepened further in the past three years, and says agreed but unfinished projects need special attention
#5304
21 June 2017
Three Years of the Modi Government
India and the Koreas: Promises and Follow-ups

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra analyses India's relations with South Korea and North Korea and the implications of the same, over the past three years
#5291
6 June 2017
East Asia Compass
South Korea-North Korea: A New Version of Engagement

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra talks about why the initiation of the engagement policy under President Moon Jae-in will not be easy
#5284
15 May 2017
Dateline Colombo
Steering Co-operation Across Oceans

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera analyses Sri Lanka's role in the world, in the backdrop of the One Belt One Road conference in China
#5279
1 May 2017
East Asia Compass
Trump’s North Korea Policy: Regional Implications

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra considers regional perspectives on the US administration’s approach towards North Korea
#5278
1 May 2017
The Strategist
The Value of a Declared No First Use Nuclear Policy

Vice Adm (Retd) Vijay Shankar provides a global overview of nuclear doctrinal committments
#5277
27 April 2017
China-Philippines Ties: Lessons for India and Japan
Tapan Bharadwaj considers the opportunities for India and Japan to re-engage with Southeast Asia
#5273
19 April 2017
Strategic Space
US-North Korea Military Swashbuckling and China's Role

Dr Manpreet Sethi cautions against the risks of the evolving scenario, not least from inadvertent escalation as a result of incidents or accidents
#5269
13 April 2017
Asia-Pacific: Is Middle Power Multilateralism Possible?
Chandrali Sarkar assesses the plausibility of a middle power coalition between India, Japan and Australia as a counter to a rising China
#5268
13 April 2017
Trump Vs Obama: US Policy Towards Adversarial States
Kimberley Anne Nazareth on the elements of continuity and change in US strategy towards Syria, North Korea and Iran
#5261
10 April 2017
IPCS Discussion
Diplomacy and the Politics of Language

Derek Verbakel reports on the proceedings of the discussion held on 31 March 2017
#5260
4 April 2017
East Asia Compass
Park Geun-hye's Impeachment and South Korean Foreign Policy

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra looks at the implications for East Asian regional politics
#5242
6 March 2017
East Asia Compass
US Tactical Nukes in the Korean Peninsula?

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra argues that the recent deliberations over redeployment of the US tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula seem to be an act of over-doing
#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.
#5233
9 February 2017
US Exit from the TPP: Opportunities and Alternatives for Japan
Chandrali Sarkar argues that the US' exit from the TPP does not necessarily mean trouble for Japan and that Tokyo has other alternatives it can tap to its benefit
#5232
6 February 2017
East Asia Compass
Forecast 2017: East Asia

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra identifies phenomena that will become more pronounced in East Asia in 2017
#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
#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
#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
#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
#5171
8 November 2016
East Asia Compass
PM Modi’s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra examines India’s growing proximity to Japan in light of Modi’s upcoming visit to Japan, while recommending a simultaneous need to exercise caution
#5161
1 November 2016
Russia-Japan: Determinants of the Territorial Settlement
Dr Shamshad A Khan analyses the possibility of a resolution of the long-standing Russo-Japanese territorial disputes 
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