India in South China Sea: Unsettling the dragon

The ownership disputes over South China Sea islands with potential reserves of oil and gas took a new turn last week as India joined the stakeholders. Indian Navy Chief Admiral D.K. Joshi announced his force's preparedness to deploy vessels.....

Militarized diplomacy: Four more years into Africa

In the struggle to secure energy resources, the great powers consider all states to be fair game. Indeed, this is precisely what characterizes American foreign policy in the modern era. When it comes to economic and geopolitical interests..............

Is India a Linchpin of the Asia-Pacific pivot?

The January 2012 Pentagon document on Strategic Guidance, entitled “Sustaining Global Leadership: Priorities for Twenty First Century,” has inaugurated a new cold war in the Asia-Pacific region between the United States and China. The document affirms....

Indo-US Navy buildup in Indian Ocean

India is pursuing “Maritime Capability Perspective Plan” (MCPP). The current phase of modernization is part of this plan and by the end of this decade India will be able to raise the number of warships and submarines to 40, including conventional and nuclear-powered submarines.....

China finds another route to the Indian Ocean

The Port of Singapore Authority’s* decision to pull out of a 40-year contract to operate the new Gwadar deep sea port in southwestern Pakistan, now to be taken over by the Chinese, is causing consternation in India and the United States. Located at the entrance.....

Danger Waters : Three top hot spots in the 'Geo-Energy Era'

Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy “chokepoint” could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk. With energy demand on the rise and sources of supply....

Pivoting to Asia: US limbering up to Bangladesh

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena mixes counseling with diplomacy while speaking at any important public forum in Dhaka. His words are usually a blend of advice and compliments, the latter pointing to possibilities on the horizon for Bangladesh.

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