Aakriti Bachhawat

Regional wrap

The year 2020 has begun on a sobering note for Australia (and the world). While the world came close to facing the possibility of an… Read More

Regional wrap

The last month of this year, and this decade, has so far been a troubling one. From extensive bush-fires and thick smoke choking large… Read More

Who’s leading, and where are we going?

Global leadership works best when liberal great powers embrace a shared, inclusive vision of global order, jointly manage the challenges to that order, and fund… Read More

Regional wrap

Concerns about the Chinese Communist Party’s nefariously growing interference into the region (and Australia’s) domestic politics, society and academy dominated the headlines Down Under this… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight saw plenty of action in the Indo-Pacific. The most relevant, from an Australian perspective, was news that China may be leasing… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight has been a witness to a few interesting events and developments. US President Donald Trump’s in fresh trouble after it was… Read More

Regional wrap

Summit season is once again under way as world leaders converge in New York for the United Nations General Assembly leaders’ week. One of… Read More

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 2): What happens next?

‘A new era has begun in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Article 370 was a hurdle for development of Kashmir … Article 370 and… Read More

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 1): How did we get here?

India announced the abrogation of certain provisions of Article 370 from its constitution last week, ending the special status enjoyed by Indian-administered Jammu… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight witnessed the unfolding of important events with deep significance for the region. Perhaps the most important development was the re-internationalisation of the… Read More