In Context: Singapore's Decision to Boost the RSN's Operational and Combat Capabilities
Bahauddin Foizee · 26 Sep, 2019 · #5623 · Commentary
As the Pacific waters are increasingly
becoming unstable geopolitically, the city-state of Singapore is focusing more
on strenghtening its naval capabilities in order to protect its interests in
the regional waters. With the aim of withstanding...
It’s Still a Stalemate in the LWE Hotbed
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 18 Sep, 2019 · #5622 · Commentary · Column
insurgencies tend to negotiate. Such decision may be a tactic to buy time,
defer defeat, protect their leaders and cadres, or simply to salvage whatever
little is possible in a war that these armed movements have no hope of winning.
Jammu and Kashmir Today
Discussion Report · 17 Sep, 2019 · #5621 · Commentary
On 21 August 2019, IPCS
hosted Lt Gen (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, Member, IPCS Governing Council, and
former GOC, 15 Corps, Srinagar, for a talk entitled Jammu and Kashmir Today.
This is a summary of the proceedings.
In light of BJP’s recent
India-China Rapprochement After Doklam
Discussion Report · 16 Sep, 2019 · #5620 · Commentary
On 26 August 2019, IPCS hosted Dr Xie Chao,
at the Institute for International and Area Studies (IIAS), Tsinghua
University, Beijing, and
Visiting Scholar (2018-2020),
Jindal School of International Affairs, OP Jindal Glob...
East Asia Compass
US-North Korea Talks: Is Progress Without Reciprocity Possible?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 12 Sep, 2019 · #5619 · Commentary · Column
It is becoming obvious that
unless the US provides some kind of security guarantee as well sanctions relief
to North Korea, there will be no forward movement in US-North Korea denuclearisation
talks. Despite open channels of communication betwe...
Food Security in South Asia and the Need for Regional Consensus-Building
Shatakshi Singh · 12 Sep, 2019 · #5618 · Commentary
While food security has been a matter
of national policy focus in South Asian countries for some time, factors such
as climate change merit an urgency to understand the issue as a regional-level
concern. Within this context, three topics are ge...
Maritime Connectivity to the Russian Far East Necessitates Naval and Arctic Planning
Vijay Sakhuja · 12 Sep, 2019 · #5617 · Commentary · Column
In September 2019, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, traveled to Russia where he was the chief guest at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. During this visit, India and Russia signed multiple agreements on a range of topics. Specifically, New D...
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...