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  • Southeast Asian Defence Markets: Opportunities for India

    A larger exchange of defence business between India and Southeast Asia may consolidate India’s position in the regional security architecture, and also forge greater political alignment with important ASEAN partners.

    December 29, 2021

    A Multi-level Approach to Vietnam Foreign Policy: From Security Preoccupation to Middle Power Role

    Prior to 1995 when Vietnam joined ASEAN and normalized relationship with the United States, the overriding concern was security as could be well explained by realism. Vietnam has made several critical, strategic moves since 1995 and by 2030 the country may be able to act internationally as an emerging middle power.

    June 2021

    China’s Inconsequential Bid to Sign Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone Treaty

    Showing readiness to sign the SEANWFZ treaty seems to be a low-cost, high-return proposition for Beijing. It could be a calculated symbolic gesture having no bearing on the region’s precarious security situation.

    December 09, 2021

    ASEAN–India Summit 2021: Outcomes and Prospects

    The 18th ASEAN–India Summit reaffirmed commitment to shared values and norms that underlie ASEAN–India Dialogue relationship that started in 1992, i.e., the commitment to support ASEAN Community building and strengthening the ASEAN–India strategic partnership across the whole spectrum of political-security, economic, socio-cultural and development cooperation.

    November 29, 2021

    Monday Morning Webinar on "ASEAN-India Summit: Outcome and Prospects"

    Event: 
    Other
    November 08, 2021
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    “China Plus One”: Supply Chain Resilience Initiative and Beijing in Indo-Pacific

    The drawbacks of over-reliance on China as a single manufacturing source has led to countries adopting “China Plus One” strategy to diversify supply networks. Whether Supply Chain Resilience Initiative by India-Japan-Australia can assist in partial decoupling from China is yet to be seen.

    July 26, 2021

    Vishnu Subramanian asked: What are the key challenges facing the East Asia Summit and what are its future prospects?

    Raviprasad Narayanan replies: There are several key challenges facing the East Asia Summit (EAS):

    First, EAS is beholden to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as progenitor of this regional forum. Mahathir Mohamad, current Prime Minister of Malaysia, is considered to be behind the idea of EAS. The inclusion of the United States and Russia was designed to accommodate two belligerents in the past, currently with a suspicious outlook vis-à-vis each other.

    Significance of India’s Act East Policy and Engagement with ASEAN

    With Prime Minister Modi emphasizing India’s commitment to the early conclusion of a balanced and comprehensive Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore in November 2018, India has clearly articulated the importance of trade and investment in enhancing prosperity and security of the Indo-Pacific.

    December 04, 2018

    ASEAN-India: Challenges in Economic Partnership

    Reciprocity and mutual understanding on common concerns will help both ASEAN and India to overcome some of the challenges facing their relationship.

    February 01, 2018

    The India-ASEAN Partnership at 25

    A stronger partnership and enhanced cooperation should be prioritised by both sides if the full potential of this engagement is to be realised.

    January 04, 2018

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