Articles

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 […]
January 10, 2022

Would the new Coast Guard Forum help speed up COC negotiations?

Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) and Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in December 2021 to further strengthen bilateral ‘maritime security and safety’ cooperation. The MoU is expected to “serve as a tool, corridor and mechanism […]
October 26, 2021

ASEAN must relentlessly pursue the Code of Conduct momentum set by Vietnam

The 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits scheduled later this month will take place in a turbulent time wherein two important issues will be high on the agenda of the grouping. First, the developments concerning Myanmar, a thorny […]
October 21, 2021

CPPR Book Discussion on Blinkers Off: How will the world counter China?

Event Date & Time: October 21, 2021 at 05:00 PM Name of the book: Blinkers Off: How will the world counter China? Author: Gaurie Dwivedi Speakers: Gaurie Dwivedi, Columnist and Author of the Book ‘Blinkers Off, How Will The World […]
September 21, 2021

CPPR Webinar Series on the Political Crisis In Afghanistan: The National Interests Of India and China.

Organised by: Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi. Date & Time: September 17, 2021, at 05.00 PM Webinar: CPPR Webinar Series on the Political Crisis in Afghanistan: The National Interests of India and China. Proceedings Report About the Event: The […]
September 15, 2021

China’s Vaccine Diplomacy Requires Sophistication

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, and through the period of the development of vaccines, China has made numerous commitments to provide vaccine to developing countries across the globe. According to “China COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker”, as on […]
June 23, 2021

US China sabre rattling in South China Sea continues unabated

Three recent military incidents in the South China Sea are indicators that China’s intentions to pursue coercive strategy has continued unabated. First, the PLA Air Force (PLAAF) startled the Malaysian Air Force (MAF) after 16 Chinese military aircraft including fighter […]
June 22, 2021

China’s vaccine diplomacy, the Health Silk Road and a global pledge

China has been severely criticised for being the origin of the corona virus and for not informing the world about the development of such a virus, that quickly metamorphosed into a pandemic that has gripped the world for over a […]
September 30, 2020

Contours of Changing Political System in India’s Neighbourhood

India’s recent standoff with an aggressive China in the Galwan Valley and the subsequent banning of 59 Chinese apps, and provocations from Pakistan and Nepal indicate a changing regional political system. China has been able to shift its focus towards establishing […]
September 18, 2020

International Response to China’s Military Buildup and Reclamations in South China Sea

The article discusses how China’s military buildup and reclamations in the South China Sea is leading to the emergence of new coalitions and partnerships and whether the Five Eyes (Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) will work […]
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 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 […]
June 2, 2020

China is Back with Disguised Messages

As the face-off between the Indian and Chinese Army troops continues at several places in Ladakh and Sikkim, Senior Fellow Mr Muraleedharan Nair Nair (Former Indian Consul in China) writes in Mathrubhumi that China is likely sending disguised messages to […]
April 28, 2020

Leveraging AI in the Fight against COVID-19

What role does Artificial Intelligence (AI) assume in combating an epidemic? The paper looks at how governments, health experts, researchers and social media companies across the world are leveraging AI-based technologies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. While governments […]