South Asia’s Role in the Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report”
Opinion

South Asia’s Role in the Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report”

The US’ recently released “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” envisages India playing a key role in this vast transregional space in order to “contain” China, while Pakistan is conspicuously absent from the text despite being one of the few nuclear weapons states, among the most populous countries in the world, and the transit route for China’s overland…

Can India Offer its Neighbors an Alternative to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’?
Opinion

Can India Offer its Neighbors an Alternative to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’?

As China continues to develop its ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative (OBOR), its main competitor in the region, India, is working on its own international infrastructure projects. These are aimed at strengthening India’s influence in the region and providing an alternative to OBOR, which India does not wish to be a part of. India is not…

Indian Posturing, Post-Doklam, Has a Tragi-Comic Feel
Opinion

Indian Posturing, Post-Doklam, Has a Tragi-Comic Feel

Why the standoff between India and China, near the Sikkim border, began at all, and how it ended, after 71 long and anxious days, on August 28, will likely never be fully known. The Indian foreign ministry maintains cryptically that “following diplomatic communications, expeditious disengagement of border personnel of India and China at the face-off site at Doklam,”…

‘No War, No Peace’: India Raises Military Alert Level Over China Border Dispute
Military

‘No War, No Peace’: India Raises Military Alert Level Over China Border Dispute

The standoff between China and India along the Doklam Plateau has shown no signs of de-escalating, as India continues to bolster its strength and increase operational readiness along the border. New Delhi raised the military alertness level as a “matter of caution,” according to anonymous sources speaking to Reuters. The level in question is known as “no war, no peace,”…