India and South Korea have had different development trajectories and contrasting attitudes toward military alliances, yet both countries have similar regional environments and a growing potential to be stronger players in the international community.
India’s prolonged quest to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization brings into sharp relief an enduring tension between competing geopolitical ideas.
India’s partnership with Japan is increasingly acquiring a distinct strategic angle.
To sustain India's rise, Delhi must advance its economic policies, engage in defense sector reform, and construct strategic partnerships to navigate the power shifts among America, China, and Russia
Inside the tightly controlled society of North Korea, the demise of state socialism, creeping market forces, and an increased social openness to the outside world is altering the country.
Nepal’s decision to join the Belt and Road highlights the ongoing Sino-Indian competition for strategic space in South Asia, veiled under the guise of connectivity routes and infrastructure development.
By deepening its political, economic and military engagement in Afghanistan, and by formally signing a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016, China seems to be emerging as a long-term player in the region’s new Great Game.
Indian and China would both benefit from regional connectivity. But New Delhi should debate the terms of each project, rather than saying “Yes” or “No” to the Belt and Road Initiative as a whole.
Because the Indo-Pacific region promises to become the new center of gravity in global politics, its security problems intimately affect the safety, prosperity, and international position of the United States, as well as the wellbeing of its allies.
Because the rise of China implicated American and Indian strategic interests, U.S.-India relations at least since the Bush Administration have been very robust and very promising.