• China's Evolving Relationship with Latin America

    Global Centre Stage

    The China-Latin America relationship has grown more complex in recent years. In addition to China’s search for markets, and its energy and food security calculations, the relationship is increasingly being shaped by the country’s political and geo strategic objectives and progress toward implementing critical economic reforms, writes Margaret Myers […]

  • China and Latin America: Engaging Emerging Economies

    Global Centre Stage

    China’s increasing presence has ushered in some remarkable opportunities and challenges for Latin America’s top four emerging economies – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. But closer scrutiny suggests that China’s effect on Latin America is far from uniform. Rather, it depends on a given country’s factor endowments, institutional landscape, and the development trajectory underway within each economy. Carol Wise illustrates some of these differences […]

  • Greece in 2015: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

    Global Centre Stage

    If Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to offer a fresh opportunity to Greece, he needs to resist the temptation to take dangerous shortcuts and commit his government to tackle deep-seated economic and institutional problems that necessitated the intervention of the Troika in the first place. However, for him to succeed, the Greek public must follow his lead and give him their support. If signals emerge suggesting that this is occurring, Tsipras might also succeed in gaining support from the EU, suggest Dr Cinzia Alcidi and Alessandro Giovannini […]

  • Saudi Arabia under King Salman

    Global Centre Stage

    Kristian Coates Ulrichsen insists that the major tenets of Saudi domestic and foreign policy will remain relatively unchanged as King Salman tackles a combination of regional security challenges and an era of potentially-lower oil prices […]

  • Yemen: On the Brink

    Global Centre Stage

    An unstable Yemen is a regional as much as an international problem. Even though the country seems more likely to muddle through the crisis than collapse, it will remain a place that will need long-term regional and international support, insist Robert Sharp and Murad Alazzany […]

  • No End in Sight

    Africa Digest

    The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) would perform an important service to the people of South Sudan if it succeeds in ending the current civil war, revitalises the role of its collective leadership and decision-making, and transforms itself into a popular, democratic movement that appeals to its political rivals and the general population with the simple message of unity and equality, insist Abel Abate Demissie and Dr Mehari Taddele Maru […]

  • Obama's India Visit Ramifications for South Asia


    While President Obama's recent visit to India was crucial from the Indian perspective, Sukanya Natarajan and Sabah Ishtiaq understand the importance that US diplomacy holds in the trilateral relationship of India-Pakistan-Afghanistan […]

  • A Historic Opportunity for Modi and Xi

    Cover Story

    Both leaders have the mandate and the energy for a radical change in India-China ties, provided the mandarins of both countries keep pace, writes R Swaminathan […]

  • India, China and the Asian Century

    Cover Story

    Professor S D Muni insists that a framework of cooperative engagement will promote healthy competition between India and China to build their respective economies and extend their reach and influence in Asia and beyond to realise the vision of the Asian Century, where Asia could decisively shape global and regional economic growth and strategic dynamics […]

  • Pragmatic Diplomacy A New Indian Foreign Policy


    A prioritisation of business relations and a move away from the idea of non-alignment are arguably the cornerstones of a new, more pragmatic Modi doctrine in Indian foreign policy that will strengthen India and aid its rise as a great power, maintains Benjamin Lamont […]

  • Gentle Nudges But Not a Big Push


    The Union Budget 2015 has provided the economy with several gentle nudges but not a big push. Hopefully, some additional off-budget reforms will be introduced by the government in future. With what has been delivered so far, however, we have improvements, but not yet a clear path towards the realisation of our dreams of India as a dynamic and innovative economy, maintains Pravin Krishna […]

  • At the Crossroads of a Constitutional Crisis


    Why can't Nepal write a constitution? Thomas Bell finds the answer
    Chronic instability in Nepal threatens to remain an enduring security concern for New Delhi, and an obstacle to progress in successfully implementing recent hydro-power agreements for years to come […]

  • Energising China-Myanmar Relations


    The acquisition of energy has become a dominant influence in China’s foreign policy orientation generally, and has been a driving force in its relationship with Myanmar in recent years, believes Daniel Wagner […]

  • Taking India-Sri Lanka Relations to a Higher Threshold


    Both governments of Maithripala Sirisena and Narendra Modi are eager to engage comprehensively, and develop closer bilateral relations over a wide spectrum within a matrix where their strategic interests in matters of security are not undermined, while flexibility is allowed – particularly to the smaller neighbour – to develop tactical ties with other countries such as China and US, both politically and commercially. India will have to work out a policy that does not lead to any compromise of her strategic interests, but also allows Sri Lanka tactical flexibility, supports her economic development through democratic governance and ensures her sovereignty and integrity without repercussions on India’s polity, writes Gautam Sen […]

  • A New Page in India-Sri Lanka Relations?


    Rohan Samarajiva insists that for the Indo-Sri Lankan relationship to enter a new page, there needs to be a lessening of the asymmetry, the central characteristic of the bilateral relationship […]

  • Engaging King Salman through Security Links?


    If Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to transform Indo-Saudi relations during the reign of 79-year-old King Salman, who took over the Saudi throne in January, he should begin the process by sending an expert with a security-intelligence background as his next envoy to Riyadh, insists Professor P R Kumaraswamy […]

  • Terror Strikes Pacifist Japan


    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ideological view not only shaped the Japanese government’s response to the January 2015 hostage crisis, but also strongly informs the current direction of the nation’s anti-terrorism policies. But this, says Michael Penn, may prove to be a temporary phase, as it is all but certain that the general public’s own appetite for military assertiveness is far less than that of the current government […]

  • Japan Deals with Terrorism


    The most recent incident involving two Japanese hostages in Syria implores Japan to depart from its present counter-terrorism policy and engage proactively in efforts to protect Japanese, even as Japanese society continues to focus primarily on economic solutions to counter terror, maintains Katsumi Ishizuka […]

  • 'SAARC Yatra' to help Achieve Modi's Vision: Foreign Secy Dr Jaishankar


    India's Foreign Secretary Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar outlined the foreign policy contours of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government, and touched upon the bilateral and multilateral engagements of the country in an interaction with foreign journalists at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia in New Delhi. […]

  • 'India, ASEAN Key to a Resurgent Asia'


    India and ASEAN share a vision of a peaceful, prosperous and a resurgent Asia, which contributes to global peace and security,” noted Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. […]

  • 'Indian Ocean Region holds Immense Opportunities for Future'


    In a first of its kind confluence of Indian Ocean Rim countries in India, the three days International Conference titled 'India & the Indian Ocean: Renewing the Maritime Trade & Civilisational Linkages', was held on March 20, 2015 in Bhubaneswar with a sea of delegates from India and 20 countries.[…]

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