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Maritime Security Architecture and Western Indian Ocean: India’s Stakes

The Indian Navy can be expected to continue to use its significant deterrent and punitive capabilities to protect the sea lanes of communications in the Western Indian Ocean.

January 18, 2024

Free Movement Regime: A Unique Feature of the India-Myanmar Border

While the free movement regime did facilitate the hill tribes to maintain cross-border links, it also allowed insurgents and traffickers to freely enter and exit the country.

January 17, 2024

Macron’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle and Implications

Macron hopes to offset Marie Le Pen’s popularity by appointing a young loyalist in Gabriel Attal with firm views on far right’s forte, i.e., immigration.

January 16, 2024

Bhutan’s Graduation from LDC: Opportunities and Challenges

While Bhutan's transition from a least developed country (LDC) to a middle-income country is undeniably optimistic, its journey beyond LDC status lies in mindful governance and strategic planning.

January 11, 2024

Beyond Borders: The Urgent Case for Global Cooperation in Cyber Defence

Like-minded countries need to cooperate more closely to shield critical infrastructure and prevent systemic disruptions.

January 04, 2024

MONUSCO's Early Withdrawal and the Future of UN Peacekeeping in Africa

The UN should shift towards more traditional and narrowly focused peacekeeping missions and maintain a clearer and more distinct role as a neutral mediator in conflicts.

January 02, 2024

Assessing Japan’s Diplomacy in 2023

Japan made great strides towards developing an independent foreign policy, even as it hewed closer to the Global North’s positions on the burning issues of 2023.

December 21, 2023

Maldives and the #IndiaOut Campaign

Maldives’ foreign policy has witnessed a shift from ‘India First’ under former President Ibrahim Solih to ‘India Out’ that was central to Mohammed Muizzu’s presidential campaign.

December 13, 2023

Japan and the Philippines: Towards a Stronger Strategic Partnership

The Philippines became the first Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member state to sign a defence pact with Japan.

December 06, 2023

Social Media and Counter-Terror Operations

Social media platform usage during course of counter-terror operations can lead to adverse fallouts.

December 01, 2023

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