ASEAN, China, and a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea
Vishal Bhadri · 27 Apr, 2021 · #5762 · Commentary
The Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) and China aim to draft the 2021 Code of Conduct (CoC) for the
South China Sea (SCS) in the midst of several long-running and escalating
disputes. The CoC is expected to be a regional framework ...
Chhattisgarh Massacre: Responding to Battlefield Setbacks
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 13 Apr, 2021 · #5761 · Commentary · Column
Within a span of less than two weeks, 28
security force (SF) personnel were killed in Chhattisgarh by left-wing
extremists from the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).
The first attack, on 23 March 2021, involving
In Context: Aarogya Setu, Data Security, and the Right to Privacy
Vrinda Batra · 08 Apr, 2021 · #5760 · Commentary
over 150 million downloads, India’s Aarogya Setu is the world’s most downloaded
COVID-19 contact tracing app. Within the first month of its launch, it helped
identify approximately 600 COVID-19 hotspots around the country. However, a
Early Nuclear Indicators in the US’ Interim National Security Strategic Guidance
Manpreet Sethi · 05 Apr, 2021 · #5759 · Commentary · Column
Joe Biden's administration has been quick off the mark to retrieve control on
many domestic and foreign policy fronts: reining in the COVID-19 health
emergency, extending New START, reassuring allies on US commitment to extended
East Asia Compass
President Biden and the Making of a New US Policy on North Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Mar, 2021 · #5758 · Commentary · Column
The change of leadership in the
US means that a new strategy on North Korea will be articulated. This article
looks at the developments in this regard: the ways in which the Biden
presidency could differ from the previous administration’s app...
A Breakdown of Order: Politico-Military Dynamics in the South China Sea
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 10 Mar, 2021 · #5757 · Commentary · Column
Geopolitical trends are not ‘pop-up’ events. They
represent an evolved aggregation of policies that manifest as direction in a
state’s world view. The present politico-military dynamics in the South China
Sea (SCS) are no different. They ...
Why India Should Prioritise its Inner-Maritime Regions
Siddharth Anil Nair · 16 Feb, 2021 · #5756 · Commentary
India entered 2021 faced with two security
challenges: a standoff along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and China’s growing covert presence in the eastern Indian Ocean (EIO). These challenges should signal to
New Delhi the need to develop its...
2010-2020: Decadal Trends
Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Ten Years of Rising Dangers
Manpreet Sethi · 09 Feb, 2021 · #5755 · Commentary
Early 2010s: A Mood of Optimism
The decade of the 2010s dawned with
much nuclear hope and optimism, basking in the glow of President Obama’s Prague speech of
April 2009. The NPT RevCon in May 2010 reflected and added to
this sentiment as...
2010-2020: Decadal Trends
Cooperation and Contestation in East Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 03 Feb, 2021 · #5754 · Commentary
Asia has seen significant changes this past decade: both domestically within
the countries of the region, as well as in their relations with each other.
Three broad trends can be flagged to make sense of the many developments that
The FATF ‘Grey List’ and Pakistan’s Prospects
Katyayinee Richhariya · 29 Jan, 2021 · #5753 · Commentary
On 8 January 2021, a Pakistani court sentenced senior Lashkar-e-Taiba leader, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, the
mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, to a five-year imprisonment on
terror financing charges. This came weeks ahead of the February...