India and South Asia

Regional wrap

While the most important global development this fortnight was the US, UK and France’s precision missile strikes in Syria in response to Assad’s use of… Read More

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Kim Jong-un’s visit to China and the diplomatic to-and-fro surrounding the upcoming summit meeting between DPRK and the United States were the most talked-about developments… Read More

Why New Delhi welcomes a can-do Canberra

Over the last few years, the emerging closeness between India and Australia has often made news, but such enthusiasm has been, at times, short-lived. However,… Read More

Regional wrap

The most-talked about development, this fortnight, is the significant diplomatic coup pulled off by Kim Jong Un in getting Donald Trump to agree to his… Read More

Regional wrap

The most important development this fortnight, and indeed this year, is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s effective assumption of a dictatorship through the passage of… Read More

Trilateral dialogue on the strategic dynamics of an evolving Indo-Pacific

Last month Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) hosted the second Australia-India-Japan Trilateral with the generous support of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Japanese Consulate-General… Read More

Indo-Pacific connectivity: Lessons from China’s Belt and Road

Mega-connectivity projects like the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) might become new templates for economic geographies over time. The BRI encompasses… Read More

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The political crisis in Maldives and the ensuing struggle for influence between China and India in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) is perhaps the most… Read More

Democracies in the dragon’s shadow

As there are only 4,000 people of Chinese ancestry in India, China faces a demographic disadvantage in pushing its influence operations in India, unlike in… Read More

Between war and peace: Grey-zone operations in Asia

Recent grey-zone activity in maritime-Asia suggests an increase in hybrid warfare. The lines between military, economic, diplomatic, intelligence and criminal means of aggression are becoming… Read More