India and the Philippines: Towards a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

A Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and the Philippines would be fruitful in not only strengthening the bilateral relations between the two, but also in adding heft to the security architecture of the Indo-Pacific.

April 01, 2022

Colombo Security Conclave: Prospects for India as ‘Preferred Security Partner’

Colombo Security Conclave, a maritime security oriented sub-regional grouping, is emerging as a promising platform through which India can demonstrate its commitment and credibility for becoming the ‘Preferred Security Partner’ for the smaller nations in the Indian Ocean Region.

March 30, 2022

Jihadists, White Supremacists Vex Russia–Ukraine War

With the war in Ukraine moving towards an uncertain resolution, there is a danger that the influx of heavy weaponry and foreign fighters could bring in a new set of imponderables into an already vicious and escalating conflict.

March 28, 2022

Russia’s AI Enabled Military Ecosystem and Its Algorithmic Warfare

With the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence, the weapons of war are becoming more technologically equipped, which is changing the battlefield scenarios, as seen in Russia’s current incursion in Ukraine.

March 16, 2022

Scaling-up Seoul’s Game in the Indo-Pacific

As Yoon Suk-yeol takes charge amid global disorder and deep domestic divide, his legacy will be defined by how well he succeeds in effectively walking the talk of positioning Seoul front and centre in shaping a rules-based order in Indo-Pacific.

March 14, 2022

The Ukrainian Crisis and Dilemmas for Turkish Foreign Policy

Turkey is facing serious challenges in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Its response to the conflict could have far-reaching implications for its struggling economy, damaged relations with the US and EU, its complex partnership with Russia, and for the regional security architecture in the Black Sea.

March 14, 2022

National Security Policy of Pakistan: Acknowledging Climate and Water Stress

Outlining Pakistan’s vision and global engagement in the context of strategic and security trends, the recently released National Security Policy of Pakistan also acknowledges a serious need for a robust water management mechanism and an inclusive climate change policy.

March 02, 2022

Japan: Kishida’s Balancing Act and Road Ahead

Recent developments indicate that the pro-China lobby has turned weak within Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The changed internal party dynamics is likely to immensely help Prime Minister Fumio Kishida carry forward his defence and foreign policy agenda.

February 25, 2022

What BrahMos Deal With Philippines Means for Indo-Pacific

The BrahMos deal with the Philippines marks a convergence between India’s Act East and Defence Export policies and adds to its profile as a reliable defence partner in the Indo-Pacific.

February 23, 2022

A Step Beyond Sabre Rattling: Notes from the Ukraine–Russia Cyberconflict

Cyberconflict in Ukraine has become normalised in that it is focused, there is no lasting damage, and it effectively conveys a sense of helplessness to the affected government and population. At the same time, it signals to other governments that they are not impervious to such attacks.

February 23, 2022