As the Indian Ocean re-emerges at the heart of global trade and becomes increasingly integrated with the Western Pacific, the Bay of Bengal is likely to emerge as a critical linkage between the two oceans.
The economic potential of East South Asia, or the region spanning the Bay of Bengal, northeast India, and its adjoining areas, makes a strong case for regional integration.
In democracies stretching from Brazil to Nigeria, criminals routinely thrive at the ballot box. In India, the world’s largest democracy, as many as a third of elected politicians are under criminal indictment.
The Bay of Bengal’s littoral states must find a way to build appropriate institutions that provide a framework for engaging with extra-regional powers and building havens of cooperation.
During World War II, Subhas Chandra Bose raised perhaps the first female infantry fighting unit in military history, the Rani of Jhansi Regiment (RJR).
Despite India’s impressive economic growth rates in the mid-2000s, the long-term magnitude and sustainability of this progress remains uncertain.
The relationship between India and Portugal has progressed tremendously politically and culturally since diplomatic ties were established in 1974-75, but its economic and strategic potential has not been fully realized.
Despite the fact that India has conducted over thirty evacuation operations across Africa, Asia, and Europe, there is no formal doctrine or emergency plan for such operations.
The election of Donald J. Trump as the new president of the United States has led to a intense discussion across the world about the conditions that enabled his rise, the future of American diplomacy, and potential shifts in geopolitics.
India’s security relations with Gulf States are changing, but New Delhi needs to develop a strategic and political calculation toward its interests in the region.