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The Belt and Road Initiative: Is it Viable?

Recently, the US diplomat Alice Wells speaking at the Wilson Center at Washington D.C., criticised the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and questioned the economic feasibility of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).1 She reiterated that the US-...

The ‘Trumpeachment’ Clouds

The clouds are thickening, and we do not know whether there will be thunder and lightning that can cause peril to the occupant of the White House. But, we do know that it will get worse before it gets better, if it ever does, and we see a cloudless...

Think Tank Dialogue on the Quadrilateral Grouping: The ‘Quad-Plus Dialogue’- 2019, Sydney, Australia, February 19-21, 2019 (Report)

(A Track 1.5 dialogue hosted by think tanks from Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S., and Quad-Plus Partner France) Participants: Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), The Heritage...

Revival of Peace Initiatives in Afghanistan: Implications for India

Introduction Seventeen years have passed since the American forces entered Afghanistan in October 2001 and ousted the Taliban. The massive crackdown forced the Al-Qaeda and the Taliban leaders to melt into Pakistan, where they replenished their...

US-China Trade War: Analyses of Deeper Nuances and Wider Implications

… China is unsatisfied with the degree of accommodation offered by the US and the US is uncomfortable with the strategic demands made by China … US wants China to reduce its trade deficit … an unrealistic request given the time it would take to...

म्यांमार से आने वाले शरणार्थियों की बढ़त को लेकर मिज़ोरम ने जताई चिंता

हाल ही में मिज़ोरम सरकार ने म्यांमार में शरणार्थियों की समस्या को लेकर चेतावनी जारी की है। पिछले साल के अंत तक राज्य सरकार यहाँ की स्थिति को लेकर काफ़ी निश्चिन्त थी। उनका मानना था की रखाईन इलाके के रोहिंग्या इस ओर रुख़ नही करेंगे। राज्य सरकार ने बौद्ध...

Overview of US-China Relations under the Trump Administration

... US-China relations are being shaped by the assertive policies of Xi Jinping ... and the Trump administration’s view that the large trade deficit and security challenges in East Asia require a more proactive policy towards China .... being the...

Threat of Military Conflict on Korean Peninsula

..... the latent possibilities of a conflict have now moved into the direction of a US-North Korea conflict. The increased pace of nuclear and missile testing under Kim Jong-un’s supremacy has sought to hasten North Korea’s surge of being able to...

Commentary: North Korea Takes Advantage of Flags of Convenience Regime

Amid high decibel ‘verbal exchanges’ between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over latter’s nuclear ambition, the United Nations Security Council announced on 22 December 2017 new economic sanctions against Democratic...

ईरान को ट्रंप की ‘नामंजूरी’: आगे क्या

शुक्रवार 13 सितंबर, 2017 को अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डॉनल्ड ट्रंप ने सख्ती भरे भाषण में ऐलान किया कि वह संसद के सामने यह घोषणा नहीं करेंगे कि ईरान के साथ जिस संयुक्त समग्र कार्य योजना (जेसीपीओए) पर हस्ताक्षर किए गए हैं, वह अमेरिका की राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा के...

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