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

    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.

    August 24, 2015

    India through the Chinese Lens

    India through the Chinese Lens

    How did the Chinese media portray Prime Minister Modi’s May 2015 visit? And what does that indicate about official China’s perceptions of India given that the coverage of India in the Chinese media is overwhelmingly State-controlled?

    August 04, 2015

    70th Commemoration Anniversary of the End of WW II: Japan's New Security Legislation and the Spotlight on Its War 'Apology'

    70th Commemoration Anniversary of the End of WW II: Japan's New Security Legislation and the Spotlight on Its War 'Apology'

    For the 70th commemoration anniversary of the end of World War II to be meaningful, Japan, China and South Korea need to jointly address the issues involved through a combination of moral responsibility and political maturity.

    August 03, 2015

    China's New Security Law: Some Preliminary Observations

    China's New Security Law: Some Preliminary Observations

    By extending the notion of national security to the domains of space and the earth’s poles, the Chinese government has expressed its determination to undertake every measure to safeguard interests even in areas beyond the national border.

    July 14, 2015

    China's Preference for Border Peace and Control over Early Resolution

    China's Preference for Border Peace and Control over Early Resolution

    Even if China has not stated that it cannot settle the border question with India in the immediate future, its actions certainly hint at its preference for border peace and control over an early resolution.

    July 14, 2015

    Deciphering China’s Submarine Deployments in the Indian Ocean Region

    Deciphering China’s Submarine Deployments in the Indian Ocean Region

    Indian Navy must focus fresh attention on the challenge posed by the Pakistan-China maritime nexus in the Western Indian Ocean.

    July 08, 2015

    A Tale of Two Disputes: China’s Irrationality and India’s Stakes

    A Tale of Two Disputes: China’s Irrationality and India’s Stakes

    In China’s foreign policy setting, the logic of ‘sovereignty’ and ‘history’ are employed or applied selectively as is evident from its reservation on India’s oil exploration in the South China Sea and its own plans to implement the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor through Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir despite India’s reservations.

    June 29, 2015

    US-Japan Security Alliance: Standing the Test of Time

    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.

    May 29, 2015

    Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to China—The Myths and Realities

    Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to China—The Myths and Realities

    As the dust settles after the visit of Prime Minister Modi to China, it is time to take a calm and dispassionate look at where we stand in the context of Sino-Indian relations.

    May 25, 2015

    Modi in China: Shift the Discourse

    Modi in China: Shift the Discourse

    In today’s India, the narrow nationalism, if not paranoia, built on the burden of 1962 seems only artificial. But, can Modi and Xi move beyond this burden and change the bilateral discourse? Modi needs to be metaphysical not just pragmatic.

    May 14, 2015

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