The India-ASEAN Partnership at 25

A stronger partnership and enhanced cooperation should be prioritised by both sides if the full potential of this engagement is to be realised.

January 04, 2018

The Food versus Fuel Debate

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has proposed that the terms of the debate be moved from food versus fuel to food and fuel.

January 04, 2018

Post Doklam, India needs to watch China’s bullish economics led cultural embrace of South Asia

Doklam brought into perspective the fractured relationship between India and China on the global stage and increased fears of China’s growing unilateralism as it inexorably broadens its interests and sphere of influence, especially in South Asia.

January 01, 2018

Two standoffs and some nuclear lessons

standoffs in Doklam and North Korea

The standoffs in Doklam and North Korea offer insights on how crisis stability remains subject to the complexities of deterrence, especially in theatres with multiple nuclear-armed states, and what this entails for disarmament.

December 29, 2017

Time is ripe to start bilateral talks between the US and North Korea

The time is opportune now for the international community to press for the start of bilateral discussions between the US and North Korea leading to the full participation of the UNSC in the final negotiations.

December 20, 2017

Is it Jerusalem or Jerusalems?

Jerusalem is a theological, geographical, historical, archaeological, political and emotional issue with contested claims and overlapping legacies.

December 15, 2017

The Contours of a Negotiated Nuclear-Missile Deal with North Korea

Removing the Kim regime’s fears about regime change and reducing the insecurity caused by North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests to the US and its allies are the essentials that must be addressed in a UN-led multinational dialogue to forge a negotiated settlement.

December 12, 2017

To make Chabahar a ‘Game Changer’ Central Asian states need to be roped in

India needs to rope in one or more of the Central Asian countries, preferably Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, in the Chabahar project, to fully exploit its potential.

December 12, 2017

Why disclaiming Pakistan occupied Kashmir is not prudent

Prudent as it may have appeared to reconcile to the territorial status quo in the past, policy makers must ask themselves whether such an approach has really worked in India’s favour.

December 11, 2017

The Response of CARICOM Armed Forces to Hurricane Maria

The deficiencies in planning and training of personnel for disaster relief operations as well as the capability gaps in equipment that the response to Huricane Maria highlighted need to be plugged.

December 06, 2017