2016 Courtesy: Gateway House
22 December 2016

2016 trends: from forecast to reality

2016 has been marked by unprecedented geopolitical dislocations and dispersals. In January 2016, Gateway House, identified the major emerging global trends. As the year comes to an end, several developments have confirmed these forecasted trends

PACIFIC OCEAN (April 10, 2011) The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and ships from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the Indian navy transit the Pacific Ocean during exercise Malabar 2011, a bilateral training operation with the Indian navy. Ronald Reagan is operating in the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin B. Gray/Released) Courtesy: Wikipedia
9 October 2015

Malabar: Modi Government misses an opportunity as annual exercise slumps

This week, the US and Indian navies will meet in the Bay of Bengal for the Malabar exercise, a series that began 23 years ago and represents a powerful signal of convergence in the Indo-Pacific. Yet if we take a broader perspective, we see that Malabar has lost some of the momentum it built up in the mid-2000s.

Chinese oil rig Courtesy: Youtube.com
23 July 2014

China’s control over the South China Sea

The U.S.'s ‘freeze’ proposals over disputes in the South China Sea will not find many takers in China but China's decision to tow its oil rig away from disputed waters could lay a path towards ‘cooling’ these issues and creating the space for engaging with all stakeholders, in a more productive regional diplomacy

Spratly Islands_google map Courtesy: Google Maps
2 May 2014

South China Sea: escalating tensions

Braving potential retaliation from China, the Philippines has now challenged Beijing’s sovereign claims over the South China Sea before a UN tribunal, and raised the stakes in a longstanding dispute

scs Courtesy: U.S. Central Intelligence Agency/Wikimedia Commons
4 April 2014

South China Sea: a new war brewing

China is reportedly taking advantage of the situation in Ukraine to further its claims in the South China Sea. Its aggressive stance has pushed the Philippines to approach The Hague for arbitration. There are concerns that the tensions could lead to a breakdown of trade routes in the Western Pacific

david2 Courtesy: Prachi Bidaye/Gateway House
12 February 2014

India-Australia: Deepening the bilateral

Gateway House interviews David Brewster, Visiting Fellow, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, and Senior Visiting Fellow, Maritime Studies Programme, Gateway House, on his latest report, ‘The India-Australia Security Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges’

emperor akihito Courtesy: Ministry of External Affairs, India
6 December 2013

The Japanese emperor’s visit

The ongoing visit to India by Emperor Akihito of Japan is a strategic milestone that can have long-term implications for the bilateral economic relationship and geopolitical engagement in a rapidly-changing Asia. Both countries must now work to sustain this momentum