What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?

Article from The Diplomat At the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Dialogue on May 8 in Jakarta, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi unveiled the Southeast Asian state’s Indo-Pacific cooperation concept. The concept is based on the principles of being “open, transparent and inclusive, promoting the habit of dialogue, promoting cooperation and friendship, and upholding international …

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The Complexities of Jerusalem

I found very interesting article on Israel and Jerusalem. Is it Jerusalem or Jerusalems? P.R. Kumaraswamy is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. December 15, 2017 For a gentile, kafir, infidel and pagan, Jerusalem might be another piece of territory as good or as bad as Alaska. This is, however, …

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Iranian Banks Slowly Reconnect to the World

Bijan Khajehpour is an economist and a managing partner at Atieh International, a Vienna-based international strategic consulting firm. A recent string of “financing agreements” that various governments and international banks have signed with Iran indicates that Tehran is finding solutions to leave behind the bottlenecks in financing its international projects. The question at this stage is whether …

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How North Korea was Armed

Prabha Rao is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi October 30, 2017 The enfant terrible of international politics, North Korean President Kim Jong-un, has a talent for generating war clouds and intercontinental nightmares. The Kim dynasty, which has tenaciously held on to power in the face of international condemnation, has two …

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Plastic Litter: The Challenge at Sea

Vijay Sakhuja Former Director, National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi A number of innovations and initiatives that are shaping the oceans and seas can potentially help ensure that these water bodies remain environmentally and ecologically stable. These range from greener and efficient vessels propelled by solar and wind energy, sustainable use of sea-based living and …

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New Thinking on India’s Emerging Security Challenges

Lt Gen (Retd) AS Lamba President, IPCS, and former Vice Chief of Army Staff The New Arthashastra: A Security Strategy For India Brig (Retd) Gurmeet Kanwal (ed) Harper Collins, New Delhi (2016) The New Arthashastra: A Security Strategy for India comprehensively revisits Kautilya’s Arthashastra through perspectives focusing on statecraft and statesmanship, diplomacy, governance, economic and trade …

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