Aakriti Bachhawat

Ugly stability: Our nuclear future

Back in the late 1990s, Ashley Tellis characterised South Asia’s nuclear balance as ‘ugly stability’—a condition, he believed, that would probably… Read More

Regional wrap

There are certain world events that mark a before and after for how we regard some phenomena. Far-right extremism and mass shootings weren’t on the… Read More

Regional wrap

Intellectual discourse during the last fortnight focused heavily on the events and outcomes of the preceding one; several questions remain unanswered in the aftermath of… Read More

The impact of the Kashmir crisis on the Indian election

These words, spoken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Ahmedabad this week, show clear parallels to a famous … Read More

Regional wrap

The events of the last fortnight will continue to be talked about and debated for decades to come. It will be remembered as the fortnight… Read More

India builds up its north east in the face of China’s claims on ‘South Tibet’

The Indian government is ploughing ahead with its plans to develop the country’s north east, including the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was an especially busy one for the Indo-Pacific region’s policymakers. The US withdrawal from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with… Read More

Australia’s Indo-Pacific pitch: What’s in it for the Quad?

In January, at the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Marise Payne enunciated her government’s pitch to develop closer relations with India. Her speech was… Read More

Regional wrap

As talks of a new Cold War between the US and China intensified in the lead up to the G20 summit in Argentina this fortnight,… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed the most coherent manifestation of what’s being touted as the new cold war between the US and China that is likely… Read More