Modi's Outreach to Bhutan: Perception Management and the Neighbourhood First Policy
Ashutosh Nagda and Angshuman Choudhury · 11 Sep, 2019 · #5616 · Commentary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bhutan in August 2019 as part of the first
phase of foreign state visits after assuming office for a second term. The
visit came less than three months after Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay
China Vs International Law: The Vanguard Reef Incident
Srikanth Kondapalli · 29 Aug, 2019 · #5615 · Commentary
any binding Code of Conduct (CoC) is arrived at by 2021 on the South China Sea
(SCS), a spate of new developments is emerging. After a three-year lull since
the Permanent Court of Arbitration's July 2016 judgment at The Hague that
Indian Ocean Region
What Adeeb’s Escape Means for India and Indian Ocean Security
Dr. Sripathi Narayanan · 26 Aug, 2019 · #5614 · Commentary
the former Vice President of the Maldives, Ahmed
Adeeb, as a ‘stowaway’ in a tugboat off the coast of Tamil
Nadu not only raises a number of questions but should also be viewed in the
context of Maldivian politics. This ‘detect...
East Asia Compass
Insulating Cooperation from Contestation: The Japan-South Korea Dispute
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 21 Aug, 2019 · #5613 · Commentary · Column
On 2 August 2019, the Japanese cabinet decided to remove
South Korea from its ‘whitelist’. This restricts the export of critical
Japanese products to South Korea, and will hurt the latter economically. The
decision was apparently motivated ...
Researching the Unresearched: Left-Wing Extremism and the Future Rules of Governance
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 19 Aug, 2019 · #5612 · Commentary · Column
In the last week of
July 2019, a brother and sister pair, in a representation of the two principal
adversaries in India’s left-wing extremism (LWE)-affected heartland, came
face-to-face. In Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, Vetti Rama, a membe...
5G: Assessing India's Options on Huawei
Anand Benegal · 09 Aug, 2019 · #5611 · Commentary
5G connectivity is an important telecommunications upgrade which is expected to
propel digital revolution in India. At
present, however, the Indian government's committee on 5G technology remains
split on the issue of allowing Huawei’s partic...
Women's Participation in Myanmar's Peace Process
Akanksha Khullar · 08 Aug, 2019 · #5610 · Commentary
years, women in Myanmar have been powerful advocates for comprehensive peace
and good governance, calling for reconciliation and democratic transition; demanding
legislations that protect women’s rights; and leading civil society initiati...
2019 Shangri-La Dialogue: The Shadow of China
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 06 Aug, 2019 · #5609 · Commentary · Column
Shangri-La Dialogue, an Asian security summit held annually in Singapore, took
place between 31 May-2 June this year. And, in a grand affirmation of design, its
director general declared, “It is a unique meeting where ministers debate the...
Tensions in the Persian Gulf: Contextualising Iran’s Bolder Resistance to US Pressure
Vijay Sakhuja · 05 Aug, 2019 · #5608 · Commentary · Column
A spate of seizures of oil
tankers in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere has fuelled ongoing tensions between Iran,
and US and the UK. The latest incident, the third in a row, involves arrest of
a vessel in the Persian Gulf by Iran’s Revolutionar...
Amending Myanmar’s Military-Drafted Constitution: The Prime Agendas and Actors
Angshuman Choudhury · 02 Aug, 2019 · #5607 · Commentary
On 30 July, the union parliament of Myanmar formally initiated a
debate on amending the military-drafted 2008 constitution, two weeks after a
Charter Amendment Committee (CAC) submitted 3765 recommendations. Formed
through a parliamentary vote ...