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The Sprouting Of India’s ‘Look West’ Policy

Narendra Modi’s ‘Look West’ Policy, unveiled in the India-UAE Joint statement, will succeed because West Asia is ‘looking East’ worried about the emerging strategic instability in its own neighbourhood and the structural shift in the global energy market, writes Sanjaya Baru

Read Here – The Hindu

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Russia-Japan Relations Are Hanging By A Thread

As we wait for Russia to respond to the announcement last month of new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines, it seems that Russia-Japan relations have come to a crossroads.

Read Here – The Moscow Times

Looking East Is Helping India

The “look-east” policy launched by Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in 1992 is maturing. Diplomatic and political linkages built up with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a dialogue partner, as part of platforms such as the ASEAN Regional Forum, East Asia Summit and ASEAN Defence Ministers’ (plus) Meeting provide the Modi government a good foundation to establish overlapping non-formal networks based on strategic convergences.

Read Here – The Hindu

The World’s Most Important Bilateral Relationship

The U.S. and China have the most important bilateral relationship in the world. The rising global superpower and the status quo superpower are deeply cooperative and deeply competitive — at the same time.

Read Here – Bloomberg

It’s America Versus China in Africa

According to the US Government Accountability Office, China surpassed America as Africa’s largest trading partner in 2009. Three years later, Chinese two-way trade with African nations amounted to $198 billion, about double ours. And the future looks bright for the Chinese. Projections put China’s African trade at $325 billion just two years from now. It was only $11 billion in 2000, writes Gordon G. Chang.

Read Here – World Affairs Journal

Xi Starts Americas Tour, To Meet Obama

Xi Jinping‘s just-started journey to the west hemisphere will be his first tour to Latin America as Chinese president.

Meanwhile, his June 7-8 talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama at Sunnylands estate, California, will also be the first summit between the world’s two largest economies after both countries underwent leadership transition.

Read Here – China Daily

U.S.-China: Look Over The Parapets

If Obama and Xi lift their heads above the parapets and begin charting a jointly agreed course through the coming decade, they may find that they have much in common.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

Between India And China, Even Glacial Change Is Progress

Given the glacial pace of movement in virtually every aspect of Sino-Indian relations that came up for mention in talks between the leaders of both countries during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s current visit to India, it is easy to surmise that that the interactions were a colossal flop. But was it?

Read Here – Firstpost

A Himalayan Handshake

The world looks to Asia to be the engine driving the global economy. This would be impossible without the two powerhouses of China and India. Our two countries need to work hand in hand if Asia is to become the anchor of world peace. An Asian century that people expect would not come if China and India, the two most populous countries in the world, failed to live in harmony and achieve common development. Asia’s future hinges on China and India, says Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Read Here – The Hindu

The Struggling Middle Powers

In an increasingly contested Asia, with China rising and America rebalancing, middle powers are struggling to redefine their defense strategies.  One such player, Australia, has now done so in a way that seeks to reconcile its extensive national interests with a close U.S. alliance, a web of new Asian security partners and a relationship of mutual respect with China.

Read Here – The Diplomat

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