For Quad, challenge is to frame rules of cooperation in a polarised global order

On March 2, more than 20 government leaders descended on Delhi to deliberate on the state of the world under the aegis of multilateral platforms including the G20 and Quad. One of the most significant cues about the direction that this global multilateral engagement will take was evident in the last few lines of the... Continue Reading →

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: The New Player In India-Russia Relations Is East, Not West

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, much has been said about India’s equivocation. Yet not enough attention has been on the immutable realities beyond India’s control that will affect its policy from here on. Russia’s actions have raised the stakes for everyone, including India. While American intelligence indicated the likelihood of war, most, including China, were... Continue Reading →

Book review: Winning and wielding national power in Asia

  Strategic Asia 2015-16: Foundations of National Power in the Asia-Pacific Edited by Ashley J Tellis, with Alison Szalwinski and Michael Wills (The National Bureau of Asian Research, 2015, 272 pp).In its 15th iteration, “Strategic Asia,” the flagship publication of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), revisits a topic that it took on in... Continue Reading →

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