February 7, 2023

Bigger Visions Could Fall Short: Analysing India’s 2023 Defence Budget

Promising for the middle class and focusing on fiscal consolidation at a time when inflationary and fiscal deficit trends are looming large, the Union Budget of the 2023-24 fiscal year is geared towards incentivising the domestic economy. The same could […]
November 16, 2022

West Asia Optics and the Emerging Geoeconomic World Order

No region stands to gain more from the upcoming energy crisis in Europe than Asia’s newer partnerships and groupings. As winter is approaching and the Ukraine war’s end nowhere in sight, European countries are scrambling to diversify their energy sources. […]
September 21, 2022

Is South Pacific the new theatre of China-US Rivalry?

The predominance of nation-states in the 21st century is the continuation of a trend set by   ‘archaic globalisation’, dating back thousands of years. Shipping routes and natural resources which were primary reasons back then, continue to hold high importance […]
September 5, 2022

Future Trajectories of the Indo-Pacific

The very definition of the Indo-Pacific is equally puzzling and one that is still very much in its infancy. Looking at the possible tangents in which discussion surrounding what constitutes the Indo-Pacific geographically and what are the core issues to […]
June 20, 2022

Outsourcing of security in the Solomon Islands: A historical  perspective

Among the many geopolitical issues that were transformed or exacerbated in different parts of the world by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing uncertainty, the current events in the South Pacific merits mention. Crises of multiple dimensions have been brewing […]
May 27, 2022

Manila’s Foreign Policy Commitments in the South China Sea Under the New President-elect

The recent Presidential elections in the Philippines presented an interesting case for evaluating the geopolitics prospects in Southeast Asia and beyond. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. won a landslide victory, the kind that his father Ferdinand Marcos Sr. had achieved decades […]
April 18, 2022

An Indo-Pacific Game of Balance: Convergence of Indo-US Strategic Interests in Countering China

The fourth 2+2 Dialogue Summit, a cornerstone in Indo-US bilateral cooperation, ended in Washington last week, discussing deeper security and defence cooperation, especially in the Indo-Pacific (IP), a point of convergence in interests of the two countries. Indo-Pacific as a […]
April 9, 2022

Indo- Australia Relations: Navigating the Ukraine Crisis as a Foreign Policy Strategy

India-Australia relations accelerated to multisectoral engagements in the recent years with a focus to cement cooperation through tangible commitments. This partnership is crucial in the regional security and stability architecture of the Indo-Pacific as well as to counter China’s overtures […]