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Modi Visits Japan: What’s on the Security Agenda?
October 26, 2018
Modi Visits Japan: What’s on the Security Agenda?
A closer look at some of the agenda items on the defense side.
Modi Visits Japan: What’s on the Security Agenda?
Can the New China-India Thaw Last?
October 19, 2018
Can the New China-India Thaw Last?
Despite India’s recent seeking of friendlier ties with Beijing, the future prospects for relations remain uncertain.
Can the New China-India Thaw Last?
Modi-Putin Summit: What’s on the Agenda for India-Russia Defense Ties?
October 04, 2018
Modi-Putin Summit: What’s on the Agenda for India-Russia Defense Ties?
The expected meeting has seen a focus on what both sides could agree to on the defense side.
Modi-Putin Summit: What’s on the Agenda for India-Russia Defense Ties?
Maldives Shock Election: China's Loss and India's Win?
September 28, 2018
Maldives Shock Election: China's Loss and India's Win?
The results are not simply a loss for Beijing or a win for New Delhi.
Maldives Shock Election: China's Loss and India's Win?
India Is Still Losing to China in the Border Infrastructure War
September 21, 2018
India Is Still Losing to China in the Border Infrastructure War
A year after the Doklam crisis, New Delhi faces the same old challenges in this realm.
India Is Still Losing to China in the Border Infrastructure War
Minding the Gaps in India’s Act East Policy
September 17, 2018
Minding the Gaps in India’s Act East Policy
New Delhi’s approach to Southeast Asia within the wider Indo-Pacific region is strategically sound but has limits.
Minding the Gaps in India’s Act East Policy
Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters
September 14, 2018
Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters
The move deserves attention for its potentially wider significance.
Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters
The COMCASA Question in US-India Military Relations
September 04, 2018
The COMCASA Question in US-India Military Relations
The agreement is among the hot topics of discussion ahead of the 2+2 dialogue this week.
The COMCASA Question in US-India Military Relations
What’s Next for India’s New Space Ambitions?
August 24, 2018
What’s Next for India’s New Space Ambitions?
New Delhi looks to be deepening its focus on this domain, and for good reasons.
What’s Next for India’s New Space Ambitions?
Should Rising China-Nepal Military Ties Worry India?
August 20, 2018
Should Rising China-Nepal Military Ties Worry India?
New Delhi’s concerns are growing, and perhaps understandably so.
Should Rising China-Nepal Military Ties Worry India?
The Hidden Failure of US-India Counterterrorism Cooperation
August 15, 2018
The Hidden Failure of US-India Counterterrorism Cooperation
While New Delhi is getting more diplomatic support for its position, it is doing little to change the threat Pakistan poses.
The Hidden Failure of US-India Counterterrorism Cooperation
The Trouble With China’s Edge in the AI Arms Race
August 10, 2018
The Trouble With China’s Edge in the AI Arms Race
Beijing’s rising capabilities, while not surprising, should raise concerns for the region.  
The Trouble With China’s Edge in the AI Arms Race
India’s China Challenge in Africa
July 31, 2018
India’s China Challenge in Africa
Modi’s recent foray to African states exposes both the opportunities and challenges for New Delhi in the continent relative to Beijing’s ongoing efforts there.
India’s China Challenge in Africa
What Does the Trump-Putin Summit Mean for India’s US-Russia Worry?
July 19, 2018
What Does the Trump-Putin Summit Mean for India’s US-Russia Worry?
A closer look at what relations between Washington and Moscow mean for New Delhi.
What Does the Trump-Putin Summit Mean for India’s US-Russia Worry?
What Did Moon's India Visit Achieve?
July 13, 2018
What Did Moon's India Visit Achieve?
A closer look at what the recent trip meant for bilateral ties between Seoul and New Delhi.
What Did Moon's India Visit Achieve?
Why India’s Nuclear Security Challenge Demands Attention
July 05, 2018
Why India’s Nuclear Security Challenge Demands Attention
The passing of an NSRA bill would be a useful step in addressing some challenges on this front.
Why India’s Nuclear Security Challenge Demands Attention
Why Postponing the New US-India Dialogue Matters
June 29, 2018
Why Postponing the New US-India Dialogue Matters
Such developments only exacerbate the challenges of managing differences in an important, complex relationship.
Why Postponing the New US-India Dialogue Matters
The Trouble with India’s Indian Ocean Diplomacy
June 26, 2018
The Trouble with India’s Indian Ocean Diplomacy
New Delhi’s record on this score is more mixed than some of the headlines seem to suggest.
The Trouble with India’s Indian Ocean Diplomacy
What’s Next for the India-Russia Strategic Partnership?
June 16, 2018
What’s Next for the India-Russia Strategic Partnership?
A closer look at the trajectory of an important relationship.
What’s Next for the India-Russia Strategic Partnership?
Can India Make Headway in the Nuclear Suppliers Group in 2018?
June 14, 2018
Can India Make Headway in the Nuclear Suppliers Group in 2018?
Despite New Delhi’s continued hopes and some encouraging signs, significant challenges remain.
Can India Make Headway in the Nuclear Suppliers Group in 2018?
Time for Global Action Against Radiological Threats
June 09, 2018
Time for Global Action Against Radiological Threats
It’s time for greater efforts to confront this challenge.
Time for Global Action Against Radiological Threats
The Strategic Logic of Modi’s Indonesia Visit
June 06, 2018
The Strategic Logic of Modi’s Indonesia Visit
The trip reinforced both the growing strategic alignment between New Delhi and Jakarta as well as its limits.
The Strategic Logic of Modi’s Indonesia Visit
Why India's Drone Policy Needs a Rethink
May 17, 2018
Why India's Drone Policy Needs a Rethink
New Delhi needs to think more about drone technology and its domestic, regional, and global implications.
Why India's Drone Policy Needs a Rethink
What Does Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal Mean for India’s Security?
May 12, 2018
What Does Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal Mean for India’s Security?
Though the decision itself may not have been surprising, the consequences could be serious for New Delhi’s security.
What Does Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal Mean for India’s Security?
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