I2U2: A New Template for Cross-Regional Cooperation

The I2U2 is a promising initiative with immense potential for cross-regional cooperation.

September 05, 2022

The Pacific Islands and Geopolitical Jostling: Can India Play a Stabilising Role?

India can carve a niche as a capacity-builder in helping the southern Pacific countries meet developmental goals and tackle climate change.

September 02, 2022

Changing Security Dynamics in the Arctic and India’s Approach

India needs to strengthen its existing bilateral relations with all the Arctic countries and continue to re-emphasize its call for peaceful resolution of Arctic disputes.

September 01, 2022

Export Controls on Advanced Technology Trade and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Export controls or strategic trade technology control has been used as a significant tool to impose sanctions on Russia, for its military operations in Crimea and Ukraine.

August 30, 2022

Delegitimising China’s Naval Presence in the Indian Ocean Region

The impending removal of the piracy High Risk Area off the coast of Somalia presents an ideal opportunity for India, in partnership with the wider Indo-Pacific maritime community, to delegitimise China’s naval presence and strengthen regional mechanisms for ensuring maritime security.

August 30, 2022

Russia’s New Maritime Doctrine

Russia’s new maritime doctrine, the first policy document in Russia’s national security domain since the Ukraine conflict, reveals a bolder and more assertive Russia, and presents several opportunities for cooperation with India.

August 17, 2022

US Drone Strike on Al-Zawahiri: Significance and Implications

The strike against Zawahiri is being hailed as a vindication of the US’s ‘over-the-horizon’ strategy in eradicating terrorism without placing boots on the ground.

August 16, 2022

Increased Drug Trade in Golden Triangle: Security Implications

The Shan state of Myanmar is the largest producer of illegal drugs within the infamous Golden Triangle—a tri-junction at the Myanmar, Laos and Thailand borders.

July 28, 2022

US and EU Sanctions on Russian Defence Industry

US and EU sanctions against key Russian arms producing firms, design bureaus and export organisations have had significant implications for Russian arms importing nations.

July 25, 2022

Political Uncertainty in Sri Lanka: No End in Sight

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation is unlikely to bring the desired political outcome and the much-needed economic relief to the people of Sri Lanka.

July 21, 2022