Understanding Climate Change as a National Security Concern
Avino Niphi · 30 Jun, 2019 · #5596 · Commentary
The scientific community has unequivocally confirmed the alarming
severity of climate change impacts arising from excessive anthropogenic
influence. Over the years, the frequency of extreme weather conditions has been
observed to have a direct ...
China in Africa
China's Engagement with Africa: Where Does it Stand?
Anand Benegal · 28 Jun, 2019 · #5595 · Commentary
China’s engagement with the Africa continent has been analysed to examine a variety
of aspects and a substantial portion of those analyses focus on the dept trap and
resource curse concerns. However, an analysis of Beijing’s multidimensional...
2019 NPT PrepCom and Article VI: Faultlines, and the Future
Shivani Singh · 27 Jun, 2019 · #5594 · Commentary
The third and last NPT Preparatory
Committee (PrepCom) Meeting for the 2020 NPT Review Conference (RevCon) was
concluded in New York on 10 May. Though there was a general agreement on
certain outstanding issues, the 11-day meeting ended in a la...
ASEAN & UNSCR 1325: Taking the WPS Agenda Forward (Part-III)
Akanksha Khullar · 21 Jun, 2019 · #5593 · Commentary
Part 2 of this series on ASEAN and UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 argued
why the organisation’s engagement with UNSCR 1325 remains rudimentary. In fact,
any effort towards advancing the engagement is hampered by the absence of a
Toward Post-Terror Stability in Sri Lanka
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera · 17 Jun, 2019 · #5592 · Commentary · Column
weeks ago, a security expert who has studied the so-called Islamic State (IS) rightly
said to this author, that
“Your country was ‘staged’.” While the IS
attempted to take credit for the attacks, they do not appear to have been
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...