India and South Asia

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

Regional wrap

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

Trump’s Pakistan challenge

For incoming US presidents, the alliance with Pakistan can seem to be a poisoned chalice. Does Trump’s 3am promise of  “No More!” mean real… Read More

The 2018 Raisina Dialogue: What significance for Australia?

Geopolitics is back, with hard power as its driving force and the Indo-Pacific its centre stage. These were the key messages to emerge from the… Read More

America’s unending Pakistan predicament

As political developments in Pakistan gather steam following Nawaz Sharif’s dismissal and the unfolding military’s schema for “mainstreaming” the Jihadi and sectarian groups, US-Pakistan ties… Read More

India in Australia’s evolving Indo-Pacific outlook

Few differences between the 2003 Foreign Policy White Paper and the 2017 version are as stark as the treatment of India. In the earlier document,… Read More