Chairperson: Professor Charan D Wadhva
Discussants: Brig Vinod Anand (Retd), Cdr Kamlesh Agnihotri and Shri C S Kuupuswamy
With Southeast Asia, India has been enjoying the historical legacy of the strong influence of the Indic civilization and has been strengthening its linkages through strategic engagement, economic libe
President Yudhoyono’s visit is likely to take the strategic partnership to the next level.
As India deepens its strategic engagement with the countries of South East Asia, ASEAN needs to make up its mind on the mechanisms required to tackle core security issues instead of outsourcing them to a multitude of organisations.
Chairperson: Amb. TCA Ragachari
Discussants: Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra and Prof. Manmohini Kaul
Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (2010)
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The book is an attempt to highlight contemporary global issues and discuss them in the context of the role of India and New Zealand in dealing with those emerging challenges. An attempt has been made to put contemporary issues like multilateralism in Asia, global financial crisis, security aspects in the Asia Pacific, and the rise of China in perspective as well as discuss the nuances of bilateral ties between the two countries.
While there are many positive developments between Vietnam and the US, it is still to be seen how the elites and military in Vietnam interpret US overtures.
The central question is whether democracy or semi-democracy should be subordinated to the personal ambitions of a few leaders like Thaksin or should the rule of law prevail.
US troops used chemical dioxin, Agent Orange, to get rid of the green forest cover and other foliage, so as to cut the supply lines of North Vietnamese guerillas.