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  • Chinese and American Muscle-flexing in South-China Sea: Implications for India

    India has to calibrate its relationship with China, the US, and countries of East Asia with great circumspection in the wake of the resurfacing of tensions in the South China Sea.

    August 19, 2010

    Vietnam-US Strategic Partnership

    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.

    August 18, 2010

    China’s Foray into Sri Lanka and India’s Response

    China’s foray into Sri Lanka in recent years has somewhat heightened India’s engagement in the island nation, separated by the small stretch of the Palk-Strait

    August 05, 2010

    UNSC statement on “Cheonan”: Sino-US compromise or limits of diplomacy

    The UNSC statement is more a testimony to Sino-US compromise arrived at after nearly a month and half of negotiations rather than being a “diplomatic victory” as has been hailed by North Korea.

    July 23, 2010

    Seeking Truth from Facts: The Sino-Taiwanese Trade Pact

    While the economies of China and Taiwan are getting integrated and there has been increasing contact between the people across the strait, the two sides are maintaining a studied silence on unification.

    July 22, 2010

    Judging Myanmar’s Nuclear Ambitions and Likely Implications

    There is no denying that Myanmar has an ongoing nuclear research programme but whether it has the intention of developing nuclear weapons remains unclear.

    July 22, 2010

    Tumultuous Phase ahead in Japanese Politics as DPJ loses Polls in Upper House

    In a strong rebuke to the Kan government, voters deprived the DPJ and its tiny ally of a majority less than a year after the party swept to power.

    July 16, 2010

    A Year since Xinjiang Riots: Are the faultlines manageable?

    Nationalistic imaging of the People’s Republic based on the Han identity could be the biggest obstacle to the pluralist solution that the contemporary situation in Xinjiang requires.

    July 09, 2010

    Stridency to Flippancy: Diplomatic wrangle over North Korea at G-8 and G-20

    The issue at stake is the US upholding and expanding its role as the key shaper of geopolitics in Northeast Asia, and China unwilling to be sidelined by the United States.

    July 07, 2010

    DPJ likely to struggle to retain control over the Upper House

    That the Futenma issue is still a sore subject for the ruling DPJ-led government is reflected in the fact that it has decided not to field a candidate in Okinawa in the upcoming election.

    July 02, 2010