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China’s Foray into the South Pacific: The Next Frontier?

The South Pacific islands are now an integral part of the wider Indo Pacific construct. The region is now also firmly a part of China’s maritime thinking, and expansion as a part of its “island chain” strategy.

Europe’s New Role in the Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the new geo-strategic and geo-economic theatre of the 21 st century. The concept emerged as an alternative regional order of the Quad grouping vis-à-vis China’s Belt and Road Initiative(BRI). At first sight, Europe seems to be largely absent from the Indo-Pacific except for France..

Xi Jinping and Chinese Power

In recent years Australia-India relations has been popularised by Australian politicians as one sharing the three common interests of cricket, curry and commonwealth or the 3Cs. In reality, the three most common interests shared by Australia and India would be cricket, curry and China.

Informal Meetings in Foreign Policy

This article questions the efficacy of Wuhan and Chennai Summits by analyzing it against the background of two such informal interactions – the Kissinger-Zhou meeting in 1971 and series of North Korea-South Korea informal meetings in 2018-19. Naturally, the circumstances, actors, intentions and mood were all unique

China & the Global Governance of the Refugee Crisis

This paper attempts to evaluate China’s engagement in the legal and institutional framework of the Refugee Protection Regime. In general, the paper will be looking into the ongoing debate regarding China’s role in global governance institutions. In particular, the paper will evaluate China’s accession to the international refugee protection protocols and conventions and its engagement with UNHCR.

When Bhutan got Caught Up in the Tug-of -War Between Colonial Britain and China

This article focuses on the Bhutanese case to bring out the role played by the smaller Himalayan states in this power struggle. In this article, an attempt has been made to present the Bhutanese factor in the Britain-China power struggle in the period before the 1914 conference at Shimla.

‘Leftover Women’ of China: Choice or Destiny?

The word 'Leftover', has the connotation of something that was leftover with no takers, like the leftover food, as if the good part was already taken and whats remaining is not so good.

China & Asia’s Changing Geopolitics

There is a disruption in the distribution of power in the world today. The world as a whole is multipolar economically, unipolar militarily if tending away from that, and politically confused. But while the US is still the only power capable of projecting force around the world and the world is unipolar militarily, the situation in Asia is evolving rapidly.

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