China: Getting Ready to Dominate the Indian Ocean?

By Abhijit Singh — After a PLA-Navy submarine docked twice in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year, there is anxiety among Indian analysts of a renewed thrust by China for a permanent military presence in the Indian Ocean. New Delhi’s policy and strategic circles are abuzz with rumours of a likely

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China Scores: What the United States Should Do Next

By Matthew Goodman and Ely Ratner China is back. Nearly two centuries after it lost its traditional place at the center of Asian affairs, Beijing has begun giving shape and substance to its renewed leadership on the regional stage. This was on full display at the recently concluded meeting of

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India’s Strategic Pivot To The Indo Pacific

By Dr. Subhash Kapila India’s “Strategic Pivot to the Indo Pacific” stands signified with the dramatic strategic and political outreach made by Prime Minister Modi during his recent visit to Australia and forging a substantial India-Australia Strategic Partnership. Fortuitously, with both India and Australia headed by two dynamic Prime Ministers,

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China gains influence in South Asia

To counter China’s growing influence in South Asia, Narendra Modi will be required to overcome differences with Nawaz Sharif By Unni Krishnan, Natalie Obiko Pearson For a senior Afghan diplomat sitting in India’s capital, it’s easy to explain how a region with a quarter of the world’s people can account

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Modi Must Work to Transform South Asia

By Shyam Saran When talk turns to Saarc among South Asian and foreign politicians, diplomats, businessmen and academics, there is usually a note of cynicism and even derison in their comments. Saarc has become a byword for successive high sounding summit declarations which rarely get translated into concrete measures on

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A Social Democratic Roadmap for Educational Reform in Asia

By Richard Javad Heydarian There is almost a universal consensus among experts, civil society organizations, governments and global institutions with respect to Education’s crucial role in fostering individual empowerment collective cohesion, and national as well as regional development. Also, throughout the long history of the emergence and development of social

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