Aakriti Bachhawat

Regional wrap

The past fortnight was marked by not one but two history-defining international events in different theatres of the Indo-Pacific: one in South Asia and the… Read More

Regional wrap

The events of the past fortnight have led Australians to again reflect on the extent of Chinese influence they’re ready to tolerate on their soil… Read More

Regional wrap

We’re slowly but surely drifting towards an era of a new Cold War between the US and China and nowhere is it going to be… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight would be best described as surreal and bizarre; surreal because one witnessed leaders of countries seemingly hostile to each other dining nonchalantly… Read More

No longer in a cleft stick: India and Australia in the Indo-Pacific

India has assumed far greater prominence in Australian strategic thinking in recent times, as a potential economic and political counterweight to China. While Australia’s Indo-Pacific… Read More

Regional wrap

This fortnight, millions of Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest against a proposed bill that would allow them to be extradited to… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was one of those never-ending ones, where Indo-Pacific watchers witnessed the unfolding of spectacular geopolitical developments with long-term implications for regional security. Read More

Regional wrap

The Indo-Pacific region was witness to some stunning developments last fortnight, with the re-election of Australia’s conservative government, defying numerous opinion polls, stealing the show. Read More

What’s stopping India and Pakistan from solving the Kashmir conflict?

Recent India–Pakistan border skirmishes have brought the dispute over Kashmir to the world’s attention once again. While the latest crisis has abated for now, the… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was marred by yet another man-made tragedy in this part of the world, a terrorist attack that claimed several hundred innocent… Read More