ISSUE BRIEF

The Abe Statement: Reading the Politics behind the 70th Anniversary of WW II

August 24, 2015
The Abe Statement: Reading the Politics behind the 70th Anniversary of WW II

While it is Japan’s responsibility to pave the road to reconciliation, but for any meaningful progress China and South Korea must reciprocate since reconciliation is a two-way process.

International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

August 18, 2015
International North-South Transport Corridor: Re-energising India’s Gateway to Eurasia

There is a conscious effort on the part of India to re-energise the INSTC. However, sustaining the momentum achieved remains a major challenge before the member countries of the North-South connectivity project.

JCPOA and the IAEA: Challenges Ahead

August 07, 2015
JCPOA and the IAEA: Challenges Ahead

Three issues of contention have animated the debate about the role of the IAEA vis-à-vis the JCPOA. These relate to resolving concerns relating to PMD, those governing ‘anytime, anywhere access’, and the IAEA’s ability to ensure Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA.

The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

July 28, 2015
The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

For the people of Sri Lanka the choice is clear – between de-democratisation represented by Rajapakse and his supporters, and democratisation represented by Sirisena and his political allies.

The Modi factor in Central Asia

June 24, 2015
The Modi factor in Central Asia

Modi’s activism is welcomed in Central Asian countries, though they know that India has already missed the bus and it has a lot of catching up to do.

21st Century Proliferation and Tracking: Tackling Arms Proliferation in the Modern Conflict Landscape

June 23, 2015
21st Century Proliferation and Tracking: Tackling Arms Proliferation in the Modern Conflict Landscape

Time and again, civilian masses the world over have been at the receiving end of legions of conventional weapons systems leaving destructive direct and indirect consequences in their wake. The copious arms -and their ammunition- currently in circulation range from assault rifles, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft weapons to pistols, machine guns as well as missiles, grenades and other explosive ordnances.

US-Japan Security Alliance: Standing the Test of Time

May 29, 2015
US-Japan Security Alliance: Standing the Test of Time

The revised defence guidelines have added value to the US-Japan partnership and the fundamental shift in Japanese security policy complements the US call upon Japan to shoulder greater security responsibility as a partner.

The Rohingyas: Security Implications for ASEAN and Beyond

May 29, 2015
The Rohingyas: Security Implications for ASEAN and Beyond

In the last two months, the large-scale exodus of Rohingyas towards the coastlines of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia has been a concern not only for the region but also for the international community.

‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and Changing Geopolitics in the Gulf

May 26, 2015
‘Operation Decisive Storm’ and Changing Geopolitics in the Gulf

While both Saudi Arabia and Iran vie for power and influence, Yemenis continue to suffer and the country seems to be slipping into further instability.

India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

May 13, 2015
India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

India has to play a critical role in developing and thereby realising the full potential of Chabahar port which will significantly boost its image as a proactive regional power that is building such critical infrastructure not only to maximise its financial and strategic gains but also to propel regional growth and prosperity.

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