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Germany’s peace and security role in Indo-Pacific

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By Brendan Nicholson* As the political and economic centre of the world shifts from the Atlantic to the Indo-Pacific, and geostrategic competition increases, Germany, the...

Australian Malabar role helps Indian defence

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By Prakash Gopal The inclusion of Australia in the 2020 Exercise Malabarsignals India’s resolve to defend its interests in the region. Lying at the south-eastern extremity...

US boosts Coast Guard presence

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The U.S. national security adviser said on Friday the U.S Coast Guard was basing Enhanced Response Cutters in the western Pacific for maritime security...

Japanese F35As train with USS America

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Land-based Japanese F-35As trained alongside the U.S. Navy’s first-in-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) in the western Pacific during “advanced combined operations” earlier...

Australia to join Malabar exercise

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Australia will join the India-led Malabar 2020 naval exercise next month, operating along with the U.S. and Japan in an exercise meant to send...

Chagos: a year since UK was ordered out

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By Nilanthi Samaranayake* November 2020 will mark the one-year anniversary when the United Kingdom should have left the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, as...

The Quad sharpens its edges

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By Brahma Chellaney* The Quad, a loose strategic coalition of the Indo-Pacific region’s four leading democracies, is rapidly solidifying this year in response to China’s...

India agrees to US-Maldives accord

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A defence agreement the U.S. government signed with the Maldives this month is a sign of shifting geopolitical tides in a strategic stretch of...

The Australia-India strategic partnership

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By Dhruva Jaishankar* After five decades of testy or distant strategic relations, India and Australia began in the early 2000s to forge an increasingly cooperative...

Between giants: the future of the Taiwanese Navy

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By Jonathan Selling*  For years worries about a potential second Cold War between the United States and China have swirled within discussions on the Asia-Pacific....