As India reaffirms the centrality of ASEAN for Asia’s peaceful future this week, New Delhi must back its words with concrete proposals for stronger defense and security cooperation with the region.
India’s engagements in the emerging Indo-Pacific security architecture should be reexamined to reflect new regional realities.
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.
As Suu Kyi recasts the relations between Myanmar’s democratic forces and Beijing, Delhi can’t allow the security agenda dominate its ties with Naypyidaw.
Modi has his work cut out for him in bridging the growing gap between the potential and reality of India’s partnership with Myanmar.
There are good reasons why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should start paying serious attention to the new Indonesian president, Joko Widodo.
ASEAN’s annual summit has grown from a regional gathering to talk shop into a forum for great power politics.