Re-Energising Science Diplomacy in South Asia

Science diplomacy can be used effectively to address critical challenges facing the South Asian region.

January 31, 2023

The Race for the Indian Naval Fighter Contract

Dassault and Boeing have been aggressively pitching their excellent products to fulfil India’s naval fighter aircraft requirements.

January 04, 2023

Safety Systems of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plants Complex

Complete demilitarisation is essential to assure the full safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant complex, despite the significant safety design features of the facility.

December 29, 2022

SCO-RATS: Finding Common Ground against Terrorism

The efficacy of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure will depend on the member-states’ ability to focus on countering terrorism concerns while managing their divergent regional interests.

December 29, 2022

European Sky Shield Initiative: Reinforcing Europe’s Air Defences

The European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI) seeks to develop a common air and missile defence system to defend NATO and European airspace.

December 28, 2022

Political Change in Malaysia: A Harbinger of Hope?

Anwar Ibrahim’s ascent to power could prove advantageous for dealing with Malaysia’s fractious domestic dynamics as well as for furthering the country’s foreign policy goals.

December 27, 2022

20th CPC Congress and Indian Media View

The Indian media exhibited a very negative assessment of the 20th CPC Congress and of Xi Jinping’s third term.

December 26, 2022

Emerging Fault Lines between Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban

Given the ideological convergence the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has with the Taliban, the latter may not be able or willing to fulfil Pakistan’s demand that its activities be curbed.

December 09, 2022

Escalating Tensions between Pakistan and the Taliban

Border clashes and failure to act against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have led to rising tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

December 09, 2022

How China Views the World: An Analysis of the 20th CPC Congress Work Report

The growing insecurity and threat perceptions articulated in the 20th Party Congress Work Report by Chinese President Xi Jinping indicates that Beijing is likely to become more assertive and belligerent in its international dealings.

December 01, 2022