Articles

May 2, 2019

India’s Engagements at ASEAN Forums

By Jayashri Ramesh Sundaram India’s engagement with the ASEAN nations began with the ‘Look East Policy’ of 1991. Today, India has 30 sectoral dialogue mechanisms and 7 ministerial-level interactions apart from annual summits with the ASEAN countries. The ‘Look East Policy’ […]
May 1, 2019

Rolling the Credits on Modi’s ‘Act East’ Policy

By Juanita Justin Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with Southeast Asia comes at a time of changing geopolitical architecture in the Southeast Asian and Indo-Pacific region. The government revamped the 1991 ‘Look East’ policy to the ‘Act East’ policy to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 12, 2017

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and India

The geo-economic dynamics with a liberal political landscape has laid the foundation of a free-market trading system. The last decade has witnessed a surge in regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Africa, Latin America and Asia in the lead. The […]
July 7, 2016

Awaiting the ruling on South China Sea

By Christi Thomas* The contending states in the South China Sea disputes are awaiting the verdict of the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration this month. The case was brought by the Philippines primarily concerning the legality of China’s “Nine-dash line”, […]
March 3, 2015

Why US is Rebalancing its Strategy in Asia Pacific?  

 “The Mediterranean is the ocean of the past, the Atlantic the ocean of the present, and the Pacific is the ocean of the future.”                                 […]
August 20, 2013

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies launched

CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies was launched on 16th August 2013 by Prof K.C Abraham, Academic Director, CPPR. During the launch, Dr D. Dhanuraj, Chairman, CPPR mentioned the need for a focused research approach so as to identify and resolve […]
August 19, 2013

‘U.S.-ASEAN ties crucial’, The Hindu

‘U.S.-ASEAN ties crucial’, The Hindu, 19th, August, 2013 http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/usasean-ties-crucial/article5037088.ece Ernest Bower, Senior Advisor and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C., spoke about pitfalls in U.S.A’s post-Cold War strategies and more at […]
August 1, 2013

Launch of CPPR Centre for Strategic Studies

    CPPR will be launching its Focus Study Centre in the realm of Security and Strategy; The Centre for Strategic Studies on August 16th in Kochi. The launch will be marked by a lecture entitled, ‘Prospects of ASEAN in […]