Countering the Quad: Chinese-Pakistani Relations

The US recently included India in its shifting Asia Pacific policy, as part of its Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (often referred to as the “Quad”). The Quad also includes Australia and Japan along with the United States itself. The nascent alliance is openly arrayed against China, with member states openly declaring their intent to contribute toward containing …

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China Will Not Fall into the ‘Thucydides Trap’ with India

The West’s notions of history and geography between Europe and Asia, are drenched in myriad cultural implications and can be traced back to ‘The Romance of Alexander’. This is a collection of essays mixing truth, epic drama and mythology, composed between the death of Alexander The Great in 323 B.C., and the fourth century A.D, and attributed …

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US to Expand Military Deployments as War Danger Builds in Asia

The National Defense Strategy released by the Trump administration last month defined China and Russia as the paramount “strategic competition” facing US imperialism. It labelled the two nuclear-armed states as “revisionist powers” that must be prevented from undermining American global dominance. The document declared that the US had to “prioritize preparedness for war.” The American …

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Developments in India’s Foreign Policy in January 2018

There have been two standout events in India’s foreign policy in the first month of 2018: the 3rd ‘Raisina Dialogue’, held in New Delhi from 6-18 January, and theASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, held on 28 January, also in the Indian capital. Both events were dominated by an unmentioned specter: the problems in the relationship between India and China, -one …

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Japan Aims at Taking Center Stage in Modern Geopolitics

It has been repeatedly pointed out that one of the most noteworthy trends of modern geopolitics is the return of Germany and Japan to the ranks of the world’s leading players. The two states that suffered a crushing defeat back in the days of the Second World War are now back, but have intentionally downplayed …

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India & Japan Combine Defense Forces in AI, Robotics to Curb Chinese Ambitions

India and Japan have vowed to strengthen their strategic ties by increasing cooperation in the defense, robotics and AI sectors in coming years in response to Chinese regional ambitions and North Korea’s nuclear plans. "You should expect to see increased bilateral cooperation between us to develop unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and robotics,"Japanese State Minister for …

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Will American Missiles Destroy the Russian-Japanese Rapprochement?

The US-Japanese missile deal is threatening to ruin the Russian-Japanese rapprochement. The island nation will be purchasing four SM-3 Block IIA anti-missile systems from the US for over $130 million in order to ostensibly defend against North Korea, though Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov openly suspected that the Americans might end up manning these units and …

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False Alarm of Incoming Missile in Japan

Just days after a false alert in Hawaii about an incoming missile, the Japanese public broadcaster NHK panicked the public yesterday with an incorrect warning about a missile being launched from North Korea. A message correcting the error was sent out five minutes later. Authorities in both countries blamed individuals for making a mistake. However, …

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