As Manipur Burns, India’s Connectivity Plans in Southeast Asia Go Up in Smoke
By Sudha Ramachandran
Instability in the state, which is India’s "gateway" to Southeast Asia, will undermine India’s grand plans under the Act East Policy.
India’s Modi Makes the Most of the Moment in Papua New Guinea
By Mark S. Cogan
In the absence of U.S. President Joe Biden, the Indian leader used his trip to Port Moresby to position his country as a leader of the Global South.
Rising India: A Welcome Partner for ASEAN?
By Imran Said
How committed India is to its relationship with Southeast Asia will depend in large part on how committed it is to globalization in general.
BIMSTEC Gets a New Lease of Life
By Shafi Md Mostofa
In the 25 years of its existence, this Bay of Bengal grouping hasn't achieved much. That could change, with India viewing it as a vehicle for its strategic interests.
Ukraine War Adds Pressure Points to India’s ‘Act East’ Policy
By Chietigj Bajpaee
India risks being sidelined in an increasingly polarized Indo-Pacific regional architecture.
How AFSPA Undermines India’s ‘Act East’ Policy
By Stanzin Lhaskyabs
Repealing this controversial law is a necessary condition for peace and stability in India's Northeast.
India’s COVID-19 Opportunity in Southeast Asia
By Angshuman Choudhury and Ashutosh Nagda
India needs to extend its regional COVID diplomacy eastward.
Can India Survive in a China-Centered Asia-Pacific?
By Lakhvinder Singh
India needs to drastically overhaul its current strategy – or risk ceding the region to Chinese control.
Can BIMSTEC Finally Become Relevant?
By Nazia Hussain
After 20-plus years, the subregional grouping is having a moment. Will that momentum last?
South Korea’s ‘New Southern Policy’ Reaches the Shores of India
By Soyen Park
The Moon-Modi rendezvous reinforces a relationship that has been steadily growing more important to both sides.
Coordinated Patrols Put India-Thailand Naval Ties into Focus
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Another round of Indo-Thai CORPAT took place this month.
India’s Strategic Expansion in the Pacific Islands
By Balaji Chandramohan
Amid a changing geopolitical situation, India is turning its attention to the South Pacific.