• Op-Ed

    A Looming Nuclear Expansion

    As the North Korean atomic crisis gathers momentum, the Trump administration is suggesting that the option of letting the East Asian allies acquire nuclear options is on the table.

    • Article

    Buddhism: A New Frontier in the China-India Rivalry

    • Jayadeva Ranade
    • March 17, 2017

    Buddhism has become part of a broader soft power rivalry between China and India for greater influence in Asia.

    • Op-Ed

    Choppy Waters, Unsure Navigator

    As the largest economy and biggest military power, it is largely up to India to shape the future of Indian Ocean regionalism.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: Fruits of Patience

    Delhi’s current realism on China is a welcome departure from the past, when India used hide problems in the grandiose rhetoric on global solidarity. Under the new approach, there is no fudging of differences.

    • Event

    Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia

    • C. Raja Mohan, Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty, Yoon Young-kwan, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, David Arnold, Ellen Laipson
    • February 27, 2017

    The 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign has caused mounting concern and skepticism about American foreign policy commitments toward Asia.

    • Event

    Trincomalee Consultations

    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.

    • Op-Ed

    Delhi, Tokyo, Canberra

    New coalitions like India, Japan and Australia will still lack sufficient weight to balance China on their own. But in developing an agency of its own and taking a larger share of the burden of Asian security, the India-Japan-Australia coalition will send strong messages to both China and the United States.

    • Op-Ed

    Raja Mandala: It’s Not Just About H-1B

    An India that grows its domestic capabilities will be in a better position to address American concerns about jobs at home and benefit in turn from the current U.S. lead in most advanced technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.

    • Event

    The Bay of Bengal as a New Strategic Space

    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.

    • China’s MSR: A Strategic View from India

      • Darshana Baruah
      • January 27, 2017
      • Emerging Trans-Regional Corridors: South and Southeast Asia

      The road map to realizing China’s Maritime Silk Road project has serious underlying strategic implications for India.

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