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Heading East: Security, Trade and Environment between India and Southeast Asia, by Karen Stoll Farrell and Sumit Ganguly

April 2017

Heading East, Security, Trade and Environment between India and Southeast Asia, co-edited by Sumit Ganguly and Karen Stoll Farrell, consisting of 11 chapters and one introductory note by the editors, broadly deals with India’s Look East/Act East Policy (LEP/AEP).

Regional Security in Southeast Asia: Prospects and Challenges for ASEAN

April 26, 2017

IDSA Researcher, Dr. Sampa Kundu's article titled ‘Regional Security in Southeast Asia: Prospects and Challenges for ASEAN’ was published by the East Asia Research Programme on April 26, 2017.

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The 2017 By-elections in Myanmar: A Warning Signal for Suu Kyi?

April 05, 2017

The result of the by-election clearly indicates the need for the NLD government to speedily engender trust among the ethnic minorities. A successful peace process and peace negotiations can be one aspect of it.

How India Can Direct its 'Act East' Policy Toward Myanmar

September 02, 2016

Myanmar will play a key role in India’s Act Easy Policy, if Delhi can counterbalance China’s influence.

Political Transition, Tatmadaw and Challenges for Myanmar’s Democracy

July 26, 2016

This backgrounder offers an overview of the two most challenging concerns for Myanmar’s democracy – ethnic unrest and economic hardships – and how the new government is planning to address these issues in particular and also more generally the influence of the Tatmadaw in politics.

Understanding Duterte: The Unpredictable President of The Philippines

July 14, 2016
Understanding Duterte: The Unpredictable President of The Philippines

The Hague Tribunal’s decision and China’s take on it are unlikely to compel Duterte to ignore economic interests that can be furthered through cooperation with China.

China divides ASEAN in the South China Sea

May 21, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Sampa Kundu’s article on China’s policy on South China Sea, titled ‘China divides ASEAN in the South China Sea’ was published in East Asia Forum on May 21, 2016.

Challenges before the New Governments in Southeast Asia

May 06, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Sampa Kundu’s commentary on new governments Southeast Asia, titled ‘Challenges before the New Governments in Southeast Asia’, was published in ‘The Dialogue’ on May 6, 2016.

India and the Indian Ocean: A Briefing

April 11, 2016

Independent India was a typical continental power, mostly due to its difficult land border disputes with China and Pakistan. During the Cold War days, India wanted that the major world powers should withdraw themselves from the Indian Ocean, presence of whom was actually a threat to India’s ideological inclination to the non-aligned movement.

India’s ASEAN Approach: Acting East

April 08, 2016

Research Assistant, IDSA, Dr Sampa Kundu’s article on India’s ASEAN Policy, titled ‘India’s ASEAN Approach: Acting East’ was published in ‘The Diplomat’ on April 8, 2016.

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