Looking Beyond China: Strengthening Bilateral Relationships in the Quad

Quad 2.0 has proceeded more determinedly even if slowly but the Covid-19 pandemic now offers an opportunity to step up the pace. The issue now is of ensuring that Chinese pressure does not derail its development yet again.

Another Rajapaksa at the Helm in Sri Lanka: The China Factor

Given that China has both more money than India and diplomatic capacity that matches that of the US, it will remain a significant player in Sri Lanka.

Let the Quad Die: Towards Greater Indian Leadership in the Indo-Pacific

There is a case to be made for an India-led initiative in the Indo-Pacific that displays greater commitment to upholding international law than to ‘inclusivity’ as well as willingness to take on a wider ambit of regional responsibilities in the security and political domains

China and National Security – the Congress’ 2019 Election Manifesto

What does the election manifesto of the Indian National Congress say about China in national security terms?

Interpreting Ma Ying-jeou’s Visit to Taiping Island

What are the implications of the Taiwanese president’s visit to the Spratlys for his country’s international space? What possibilities lie ahead for the incoming DPP administration?

India and China in Afghanistan: A Tangled Skein of Choices

The post-US drawdown situation in Afghanistan throws up a number of national and regional political and security challenges for India and China.

Foreign Policy under China’s New Leaders: What India can Expect

While India must continue its own defence modernization and engage in partnership and cooperation with the United States and with China’s neighbours, it must also simultaneously be willing to work with China’s leadership on a broad range of economic, political, military and social issues.