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Titli Basu

Titli Basu is Associate Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. Click here for detailed profile.

Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Under the ‘Abe Doctrine’: New Dynamism or New Dead End?, by Christopher W. Hughes

April 2017

Given the fluidity in East Asian geopolitics and China’s arrival as a key variable in the international system, Japan has been forced to respond to the asymmetrical power politics. As China is carving out a sphere of influence for itself which is increasingly eclipsing Japan’s international stature, Abe has the task of presenting the case of where and how does Japan fit in.

Japan’s Trump Dilemma

December 20, 2016
Japan’s Trump Dilemma

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, Japan is weighing the geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the new economic and security policies that his administration may adopt.

Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

August 22, 2016
Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

Furthering the premise of an increasingly severe security environment, Japan’s latest defence white paper has accorded relatively more space to its ‘strong concerns’ over China’s ‘active maritime expansion’ as well as progress in North Korea’s missile development programme.

India in Japan’s Geo-strategic Outlook

July 2016

Japan’s long-standing alliance with the US is the key feature of its defence and security policy. However, China’s rise and impact on shaping the regional security architecture, and the vigour of US commitment in the backdrop of a G2 formulation, is making Japan diversify her options. Thus, India now features in the Japanese idea of Asia while it struggles to cope with the fluidity of the regional security landscape. This article critically analyses the increasing space accorded to India and the variables behind Japan’s courtship of it.

India’s Approach towards Indo-Pacific Triangularity

May 27, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Titli Basu’s article on Indo-Pacific triangularity, titled ‘India’s Approach towards Indo-Pacific Triangularity’, was published in The Asan Forum, Vol. 4, No 3

Mapping India in Japan’s infrastructure agenda

April 29, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Titli Basu’s article on Indo-Japan relations, titled ‘Mapping India in Japan’s infrastructure agenda’ was published in the East Asia Forum on April 29, 2016.

Japan in Prime Minister Modi’s Vision for India

March 30, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Titli Basu’s article, titled ‘Japan in Prime Minister Modi's Vision for India’, was published in the Asia Pacific Bulletin (East-West Center) on March 30, 2016.

Decoding Japan’s Security Discourse: Diverse Perspectives

March 02, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Titli Basu’s article on Japan’s Security Discourse, titled ‘Decoding Japan’s Security Discourse: Diverse Perspectives’, was published in the January-March, 2016, edition of India Quarterly.

Make in India and the Expanding Scope for India-Japan Defence Cooperation

December 29, 2015

India’s defence modernisation presents enormous opportunities for the Japanese defence industry, which until recently concentrated exclusively on the domestic market in order to demonstrate Japan’s commitment to peace.

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.

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