East Asia Compass
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Jun, 2019 · #5591 · Commentary · Column
At the Shangri-La Dialogue in
Singapore this June, the US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan released
the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report. The subtitle of the report talks about the
US goals of "preparedness, partnerships and promotin...
Xi and China’s Fourth May Revolution: Can State Control and People’s Empowerment be Reconciled?
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 23 May, 2019 · #5590 · Commentary · Column
Since 1919, the Fourth of
May movement has been evoked by Chinese scholars and the Chinese Communist
Party (CCP) as a beacon for independence
and enlightenment. How the array of critical thoughts that the movement
represented will transl...
PESCO Vs NATO: European Integration and the Transatlantic Challenge
Manuel Herrera · 22 May, 2019 · #5589 · Commentary
Debates surrounding the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and North
Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) tend to approach both as if they are in
opposition. The dominant argument is that PESCO and NATO will produce
significant strategic d...
East Asia Compass
Japan’s North Korea Reset
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 20 May, 2019 · #5588 · Commentary · Column
On 3 May 2019, Japanese Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe announced his readiness to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
'without conditions' to 'end the long-running mistrust between their countries’,
as reported by Japanese media. On 6 May 2019, h...
ASEAN & UNSCR 1325: What Explains the Limited Engagement? (Part-II)
Akanksha Khullar · 16 May, 2019 · #5587 · Commentary
Part 1 of this series
demonstrated how ASEAN’s gender mechanisms have failed to engage the central tenets
of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on facilitating substantial and meaningful
participation of women in politics and securit...
Syria & Iraq
Prosecuting the Islamic State: The Case for a Hybrid Tribunal
Bashir Ali Abbas · 16 May, 2019 · #5586 · Commentary
the defeat of the so-called Islamic State (IS) at Baghuz, Syria, thousands of IS
fighters are now in custody, leading to an international debate on whether they
should face local or international prosecution. The IS has been accused o...
Pulwama, Balakot, and the Future: How the Chips Stack Up
Manpreet Sethi · 16 May, 2019 · #5585 · Commentary · Column
the time being, the India-Pakistan crisis triggered by the terrorist strike
against the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in February in Pulwama appears
to have stabilised. However, India must have no delusions that such acts of
Korea-India Relations and the Situation on Korean Peninsula
Discussion Report · 15 May, 2019 · #5584 · Commentary
On 23 April 2019, IPCS hosted H.E. Dr Shin Bong-kil, Ambassador of the
Republic of Korea to India, who spoke on ‘Korea-India Relations and the Situation
on Korean Peninsula’. The interaction was held under the aegis of IPCS’
Terrorism in South Asia
Sri Lanka Terror Strikes: What Next?
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 29 Apr, 2019 · #5583 · Commentary
Under the nose of a state that
took peace for granted, members of two lesser-known radical organizations and sons
of a millionaire spice trader conspired to carry out a mass carnage on Easter Sunday
in Sri Lanka, an attack which has now been de...
Why Nuclear Doctrinal Stasis is Not a Bad Idea
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 24 Apr, 2019 · #5582 · Commentary · Column
is an inherent limit to how precisely predictions can be made, let alone prognosticate
impact particularly when polity, power, and people are involved. The historian
Michael Howard cautioned against those who would play the oracle: "Doctr...