Asia-Pacific

The Indian Navy Corvettes in formation during Malabar Exercise

The Quad: An Alternative Security Strategy for India

If India can address its concerns, and attain clarity on its strategic objects, the Quad and Quad Plus could provide a unique opportunity for it to harness its growing strategic partnership with the democratic countries.
Khamenei and Xi Jinping

The Iran-China Axis: A Threat in the Indo-Pacific?

The New York Times reported that it obtained information last July 2020 that Iran and China have forged a “25-year comprehensive partnership” that would develop...
President Xi Jinping of PRC

In Pandemic and in Geopolitics, China is Winning

As the global health crisis continues to challenge governments, geopolitical tensions continue to plague Southeast Asia in the context of the South China Sea...
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis

Paranoia on China? The Case for US Leadership in the Indo-Pacific

The 2003 invasion of Iraq spelled nostalgia in the world stage regarding United States when it repudiated the United Nations Security Council to topple Iraqi...
China-Cambodia Map

Why China Increases Its Cambodia Engagement Despite COVID-19

Amid the pandemic, Cambodia-China relations have soared to new heights as both countries are building a community of shared future together. This year marks the...
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ASEAN, China and Japan: A Complex Triangle

For the period between January and June 2020, bilateral trade of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) with China was estimated at...
PM Modi

Strategic Balancing: India’s Answer to the ‘Bullying Adventurist’

The recent Chinese move to seize the strategic Galwan valley not only busts its rhetoric of 'good neighbourhood policy' but also demonstrates a remarkable...

Is China Really Fighting Against Radicalism?

Controversy on East Turkistan, what China calls Xinjiang, has come to the forefront of global politics with frequent tensions and human rights violations in...
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A New Era for China’s “Wolf Warrior Diplomacy”

China’s "wolf warrior diplomacy" is entering a new era as tension rises in Chinese foreign affairs. The strategy, deployed to defend Chinese interests abroad,...