Geopolitics

Indonesia should be wary of China’s maritime plans

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By Aristyo Rizka Darmawan* Jakarta has long made clear its position as a non-claimant state on the South China Sea, stating its principal interest in...

Big Russian naval exercise near Alaska

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The Russian navy conducted major war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the military said Friday, the biggest such drills in...

Aiding our ally: some options for Australia

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(This article first appeared in the Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies and is republished with the permission of the author. Page breaks...

China test fires ‘carrier killer’

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China's military test-fired two missiles into the South China Sea, including a "carrier killer" military analysts suggest might have been developed to attack U.S....

Delusion of India throttling China’s maritime trade

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By Sudarshan Y. Shrikhande The current phase of the Sino-Indian border conflict which began in May this year may go on for quite some time....

Pacific navies play out China Scenarios

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The U.S.-led Rim of the Pacific international maritime exercise, or RIMPAC 2020, kicked off Monday (August 2020) in a scaled-back form with China conspicuously...

US-China “cold war” is hotting up

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The US-China “New Cold War” is heating up at sea, raising the risk of an armed conflict that seemed highly unlikely just months ago...

QUAD is not going to be an easy journey

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By Debalina Ghoshal, Non Resident Fellow, Council on International Policy. Asia Pacific Fellow, EastWest Institute Amid India’s ongoing tussle with China and in the light of Chinese...

China’s mystery submarine cave

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China's massive Yulin Naval Base on Hainan Island is one of the greatest strategic interests in the region. It is home to China's nuclear...

Maldives: India v China

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India has taken a lead over China in their contest for influence in the Maldives. This week (August 2020), India’s Minister for External Affairs...