Security and Foreign Policy Priorities of Australia’s New Labor Party Government

The new Labor Party government in Australia is likely to show continuity on AUKUS and Quad initiatives in the Indo-Pacific, while policy approaches on Pacific Islands and China, as also on climate change, may get a re-look.

June 15, 2022

China’s Response to Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Beijing’s pushback against the Washington-backed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is likely to result in an intense regional geo-economic competition.

June 15, 2022

Decoding Turkey’s Foreign Policy Recalibration in West Asia

The change in Turkey’s foreign policy approach in West Asia underlines a desire on part of Ankara to eschew confrontationist politics.

June 14, 2022

Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament Decision and Security Assurances

Ukraine’s security predicament in the face of the Russian military onslaught brings into focus the vacuity of big power security assurances in the absence of legally binding security guarantees and treaty commitments.

June 10, 2022

India–Bhutan Hydropower Cooperation and Bhutanese Economy

Hydropower cooperation between India and Bhutan should not only help achieve the larger aspirations of the Bhutanese people for peace, prosperity and happiness but also further strengthen bilateral bonds.

May 26, 2022

Spain’s Policy Shift on Western Sahara

Spain extending support to the 2007 Moroccan plan of granting an autonomous status to Western Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty is a significant foreign policy shift.

May 19, 2022

Chinese News Media Narratives on the Ukraine Crisis

The Chinese news media has peddled dual narrative of vilifying the West and glorifying China’s supposed mediatory role in the Russia–Ukraine crisis.

May 17, 2022

Central Asia and the Ukraine Crisis

The Central Asian states have had to deal with significant economic and security challenges in the wake of the Russia–Ukraine conflict.

April 27, 2022

India–Australia Relations on the Upswing

India and Australia need to take a leadership role in maritime security affairs in the two oceans and have deeper engagements with the Pacific and Indian Ocean island countries.

April 26, 2022

Arctic Council in the Midst of Ukraine Crisis

Russia’s military action in Ukraine has negatively impacted the cooperative engagement architecture of the Arctic Council.

April 22, 2022