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July 6, 2020

Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) and the US strategy in the Indo-Pacific | Policy Beyond Politics Episode 06

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently criticised the PLA for escalating the border tension with India and also militarising the South China Sea and illegally claiming more territory there threatening vital sea lanes. In this episode of #PolicyBeyondPolitics CPPR […]
July 2, 2020

US’ Priority: Pacific, within the Indo-Pacific

The ongoing operational maneuvers by the US military in the Pacific Ocean, establishment of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and a new approach towards Taipei through the Taiwan Defence Act […]
June 26, 2020

A hawkish opposition to Chinese imports is ill-founded

Nissy Solomon and Gazi Hassan The ongoing political tension between India and China is transcending into an economic clash. While the Indian defence is busy handling the territorial borders, various agencies believe that boycotting Chinese goods would be one of […]
June 25, 2020

India’s Future Relations with ASEAN

Devassy Auseph Soft power—the term coined by an American political scientist, Joseph Nye, about three decades ago—holds prominence among academicians and political scientists alike even today. In Nye’s words, “to get others to do what they otherwise would not” is […]
June 23, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe- Part 3

The restrictive measures taken to combat COVID-19 including shutting down borders, travel bans and halting migration have put more constraints on the displaced refugee population all over the world, making them more vulnerable to the pandemic. According to UNHCR, there […]
June 22, 2020

‘Make in India’ in COVID times: A Boon or Bane for Armed Forces

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in his recent interview to one of the leading English news channels had given a suggestion to explore the feasibility of lowering quality standards for defence procurement to give impetus to the ‘Make in […]
June 19, 2020

CPPR Senior Fellow K V Thomas shares his take in India China Border Face-off

In this audio podcast CPPR Senior Fellow KV Thomas shares his take on the India China Border face-off
June 19, 2020

US Naval Transformation Challenges PLA Navy

Numerous commentaries and essays have argued and concluded that the military gap between the US and China is closing and the numerical naval balance between the two Pacific powers has converged. The PLA Navy is growing rapidly, and in the […]
June 19, 2020

ചൈനയോട് ഇനിയെന്ത്? | ENCOUNTER |24 NEWS

CPPR Senior Fellow Muraleedharan Nair discusses India’s options with China on Encounter in 24 Channel in the light of the recent India China Border Faceoff. This discussion was aired in 24 Channel malayalam news channel on June 16, 2020
June 19, 2020

Galwan Valley Clash—A CloseLook

The pioneering role played by India in checkmating the designs of China, especially in strategic areas, was a major factor for straining the India-China relations. CPPR, Senior Fellow K V Thomas (Former Assistant Director, Intelligence Bureau) writes in Chandrika Daily […]
June 19, 2020

Galwan Valley Clash—A CloseLook

K V Thomas When the whole world has been virtually locked down in the COVID-19 pandemic threat, the armies of China and India were locked in a battle of nerves, in the snowy wilderness of Eastern Ladakh blessed with high […]
June 18, 2020

India, Nepal and China: The Geopolitical Conundrum

The once cordial relationship between India and Nepal—the two neighbouring States—has been damaged after a border defined by a two-century-old treaty has come under dispute. India’s inauguration of a new road linking Dharchula in Uttarakhand with Lipulekh Pass for pilgrims […]
June 11, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe- Part 2

A large number of refugees seek safety in Europe, but the lack of legal pathways leaves many stranded on unseaworthy boats while using clandestine routes trying to reach Greece, Italy and Spain. Various international organisations have taken up the responsibility […]
June 10, 2020

From Trade to Isolationism: Tracing the Future of Complex Economies

The article focuses on the developing countries, the EU, ASEAN and the Middle East which are facing a dual challenge of COVID-19 and development. The EU also faces a crisis of internal cohesion which is only aggravating. For the emerging […]
June 8, 2020

Changing Power Dynamics of US, China and EU amidst COVID

The COVID pandemic has proved detrimental to the health of the international system as the geopolitical tussle between the US and China shows no signs of abetting and even the EU, the only intact supranational entity, is fumbling in uniting its […]
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