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.
The road map to realizing China’s Maritime Silk Road project has serious underlying strategic implications for India.
Despite India’s impressive economic growth rates in the mid-2000s, the long-term magnitude and sustainability of this progress remains uncertain.
As one of the world’s oldest civilizations whose comprehensive national power has rapidly risen, China has the right to play a leading role in shaping the global order. Beijing’s current unilateralism, however, is likely to limit China’s global possibilities.
Despite India’s insistence that it shares a political bond with China, the global interests of the two countries are actually very different.
As a rising China challenges American primacy in Asia, navigating between Beijing and Washington is a major strategic challenge for India.
Tibet is at the very heart of the Sino-Indian disputation over territorial sovereignty and much else over the last six decades.
New Delhi’s stance on the South China Sea has gone through prominent changes under the leadership of Narendra Modi in line with India’s changing outlook on maritime security as a whole.
India and Japan are using economic cooperation to advance their strategic interests and counterbalance Chinese influence in their neighborhood.
By addressing strategic concerns beyond the realm of security cooperation, the leaders of India and Japan have found a unique and constructive way to collaborate in the Indian Ocean and beyond.