Region-India and South Asia

The Quad gives a boost to India’s vaccine diplomacy

The most notable takeaway from the first-ever “Quad” leaders meeting involving the US, India, Japan and Australia at the weekend was the agreement on expanding… Read More

Vaccine diplomacy and Nepal

In the contemporary world, the notion that knowledge belongs to humanity has significantly faltered. Instead, scientific innovations such as Covid-19 vaccines have been a part… Read More

Ad hoc arrangements or multiplying multilaterals?

The Macquarie Dictionary recently released its word(s) of the year for 2020: doomscrolling and rona. When it comes to international relations, however, the winning… Read More

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The past fortnight witnessed further worsening of Sino-Australian relations and more evidence of how China intends to punish Australia to set an example for other… Read More

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US election results and 'truth decay' RCEP done and dusted Morrison-Suga summit and a new Indo-Pacific defence pact Read More

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The past fortnight may well have been the prologue to the most consequential event this year, and perhaps, this decade. As I write this fortnightly… Read More

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India invites Australia to Malabar. Japanese PM Suga's Southeast Asian outreach. Thai protests take a serious turn. Read this and more from Aakriti Bachhawat in Regional Wrap. Read More

Foreign Minister Payne flies out for Quad diplomacy

What a relief it must have been for Australia’s Foreign Minister, Marise Payne to step on a plane earlier this week. Having been grounded for… Read More

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In Regional Wrap with Aakriti Bacchawat- China's flexing of military muscle over Taiwan Wang-Jaishankar meeting fails to achieve peace at LAC Fresh political drama in Malaysia Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #3

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Pro-democracy movement gains momentum in Bangkok. Duterte defends drug war and the Philippine’s South China Sea claims in UN speech. Annual ASEAN foreign ministers convene online Read More

Achieving strong COP26 outcomes on climate finance for the Pacific through climate diplomacy
Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Winning the AI-enabled war-at-sea
Credit unions, savings and loan societies: Challenges and opportunities in PICs

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