December 5, 2018

India-Singapore Relations: Exploring Potential Partnership

Strategically located on the Strait of Malacca, Singapore has the largest port in South-East Asia connecting the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. The dominance of the country on the Strait of Malacca makes the port one of the […]
November 22, 2018

India now ‘Pacific-minded’

Abstract The narrative of Indo-Pacific has been attracting vital attention in the global affairs, and India, formerly reluctant to respond, is now showing greater enthusiasm to embrace it. Though the narrative, in its indirect way, is poising itself against the […]
September 11, 2018

Local Actors as Force Multipliers: Lessons from Operation Madad in Kerala

The Southern Naval Command (SNC) announced a disaster management exercise, Chakravath, in April 2018, jointly with the State Government which involved participation from various state agencies and NGOs. This four-day disaster management exercise following cyclone Ockhi was aimed at enabling […]
August 13, 2018

Should the world be worried about a war in the Strait of Hormuz?

The US sanction against Iran and the Iranian rhetoric in response, have sparked another tension in the Middle East. An Iranian blockade at the strategically positioned Strait of Hormuz will prompt a war in the Gulf waters that will undoubtedly […]
June 14, 2018
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Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit

Muraleedharan Nair, CPPR Senior Research Fellow comments about the historic Trump-Kim summit in his oped “Uchakoodiyudae Bhavi” published in Mathrubhumi Newspaper on 13th June.
May 17, 2018

China’s African Foothold – Djibouti & Beyond

In February 2018, the small African country of Djibouti terminated a deal with Dubai Ports World, one of the world’s largest port and container terminal operators,that was struck in 2006 to operate the Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT) at the Port […]
May 9, 2018

India’s Trade and Maritime Policy in the Indian Ocean Region

The Indian Ocean Region has always played a vital role in India’s foreign policy strategy and successive Prime Ministers have attempted to ensure that India remains the dominant regional power in the area. Maintaining freedom of navigation and ensuring a […]
April 28, 2018

“Nitaqt is a misunderstood word” His Excellency Dr. Saud Mohammed Al-Sati, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in India

Date: 27 April 2018   Nitaqt is a misunderstood word, said His Excellency Dr. Saud Mohammed Al-Sati, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in India. He was addressing a gathering during his visit to the Centre for Public Policy […]
April 5, 2018

Are Indo–Canadian Relations Still Short of a Strategic Partnership?

What is the crux of India’s relations with Canada? How much does a US$2.4 trillion India need a US$1.6 trillion Canada, and vice-versa? ‘Are Indo–Canadian Relations Still Short of a Strategic Partnership?’ written by J Paul Zachariah (Guest Writer, CPPR), […]
March 14, 2018

The Future of the TPP: How it Alters the RCEP’s Importance for the Region

This new agreement called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership offers many advantages to the participating countries, but falls short of being a suitable replacement for its predecessor. This blog is written by Aditya Vijya, Research Intern at […]
March 1, 2018

China–ASEAN Maritime Drills: How did it come to this?

China’s utilisation of dollar diplomacy in Southeast Asia has been incredibly effective, particularly since 2015. Economic aid for infrastructure projects to these countries has helped Beijing win the political goodwill of the leaders of many ASEAN members, particularly towards the […]
February 20, 2018

Event Report-International Conference:Enhancing India-China People-to-People Relations

The international conference on Enhancing India- China People to People Relations– a one day event dated 12 February 2018 was organised by the Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) and the Press Institute of India (PII) in partnership with Centre for […]
January 31, 2018

India’s Defence Sector needs more than a Subtle Mention in the Budget

“The defence forces in India have sufficiently grabbed the government’s attention by giving a testament of their might. But has the government given them their due?” ‘India’s Defence Sector Needs more than a Subtle Mention in the Budget’ by Anusha […]
January 2, 2018

Mission 500

China’s aggressive behaviour in the Indo–Pacific has impelled the Americans to look for partners other than their traditional allies in Asia. India, because of its geographical location, territorial size and democratic political system, is the best-suited candidate for the job […]
December 18, 2017

India and the Quadrilateral

                      The Quadrilateral or Quad, an international grouping of India, Australia, Japan and the US that was in limbo for 10 years, recently met ahead of the East Asia Summit in Manila […]