R. Vignesh

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  • Dr R. Vignesh is Research Analyst at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile

    The San Diego Roadmap for AUKUS: Hits and Misses

    The San Diego roadmap heralds a major step forward for the AUKUS in achieving its key strategic objective of delivering SSN capability to Australia.

    April 17, 2023

    Colombo Port City and its Implications on India's Maritime Security

    March 02, 2023

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr R Vignesh’s chapter ‘Colombo Port City and its Implications on India's Maritime Security’ has been published in Dr S Utham Kumar Jamdhagni edited book ‘India's Blue Pulse: Preparing for A Maritime Future.

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    Canada, South Korea and the Indo-Pacific

    Canada and the Republic of Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategies signal a major transformation in their respective foreign policy outlook.

    February 08, 2023

    The China Factor in Africa's Path to Liberal Democracy

    February 07, 2023

    Research Analyst, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Dr R Vignesh’s co-authored article ‘The China Factor in Africa's Path to Liberal Democracy’ has been published in the peer-reviewed journal ‘Africa Review’ of Brill Publications on 07 February 2023.

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    ADMM-Plus and India’s Act East Policy

    The ADMM-Plus offers India and ASEAN opportunities to develop practical collaboration on security issues ranging from terrorism, maritime threats and other non-traditional threats.

    December 16, 2022

    One Year of AUKUS: An Assessment of Progress and Challenges

    AUKUS illustrates the growing strategic depth between the US and Australia, the UK’s return to ‘East of Suez’ and Australia’s attempts to revolutionise its defence industrial base.

    November 02, 2022

    Regulating the Use of Force by United Nations Peace Support Operations: Balancing Promises and Outcomes by Charuka Ekanayake

    The United Nations Peace Support Operations (PSOs), originally envisaged for simple missions like monitoring ceasefires and facilitating negotiations during international armed conflicts, underwent a massive transformation after the end of the Cold War when the UN found itself involved in complex military operations embedded in violent intra-state conflicts. As civilians are increasingly subjected to brutality and atrocity in such conflicts, the use of force by the UN has become necessary for fulfilling its mandate for Protection of Civilians (POC) and Responsible to Protect (R2P).

    July-September 2022

    National Hospital Ship and India’s Maritime Security Strategy

    Hospital ships play a critical role in supplementing a navy’s combat potential and enhance its soft power capability.

    July 29, 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