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Brahmaputra: A Conflict-Prone River Takes A Step Backwards

The Brahmaputra River is a source of life for more than 130 million people in China, India, and Bangladesh, but also a persistent irritant. The three riparian states, unlike those in other regional river basins, have never concluded a water-sharing agreement, and upstream dam construction by China and India is often viewed as a threat by downstream countries.

Read Here | WarOnTheRocks

South Asia Must Deal With Changed Realities In Middle East

The geopolitical turbulence in the Middle East has major consequences for the sub-continent, which has intimate religious, strategic and economic tie with the region. Whether they want to or not, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh must deal with three broad trends that define the new Middle East.

Read Here | The Indian Express

The Quad’s Malabar Exercises Point The Way To an Asian NATO

An initially more modest Asian NATO might start with a budget of less than $1 billion, a small secretariat based in Japan or Australia, and naval-only forces committed on a purely rotational basis. It would send a strong message to China without being explicitly directed against it. 

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Quad 2.0 Is Off To A Good Start – It Must Keep Going

The Quad was conceived in an August 2007 meeting in Manila, held on the sidelines of ASEAN Regional Forum… It was widely perceived as a security forum to rein in the Chinese belligerence in the Indo-Pacific and re-establish a rule-based international order.

Read Here | The Diplomat

Why China Prefers To Maintain Inflamed Borders

While China’s many contested border areas may appear to have become more inflamed coincident with its rising global ambitions, the reality is that Beijing has long stoked and sustained borderland disputes as a tactic to win concessions on wider issues with its neighbours.

Read Here | Asia Times

RCEP Agreement Victory For Multilateralism, Free Trade

The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s biggest trade pact, by 15 Asia-Pacific countries Sunday represents a victory for multilateralism over unilateralism and free trade over protectionism.

Read Here | People’s Daily

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A worried Asia Wonders About A Biden Administration

As Asia comes to terms with the reality of US president-elect Joe Biden taking over the White House, relief and hopes of economic and environmental revival jostle with needling anxiety and fears of inattention. From security to trade to climate change, a powerful US reach extends to nearly every corner of the Asia-Pacific region.

Read Here | Taipei Times

Biden’s China Policy Will Upgrade Trump’s

Many officials in Japan, India and some Southeast Asian countries are reportedly worried that a Joe Biden administration will be too weak in its dealings with China. These officials like Trump’s tough approach toward Beijing enough to forgive the sometimes awkward implementation. 

Read Here | Asia Times

Trump’s Foreign Policy Legacy Is His Ability To Balance Chaos In Asia

Trump’s facilitating an alliance with India and arming Taiwan as a frontier state against a rising China will be his defining legacy, a strategy that will likely continue even if Joe Biden wins the presidency.

Read Here | The National Interest

How The US And India Became Brothers In Arms

Indian Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar with U.S. Defence Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a joint press conference in New Delhi on October 27, 2020. Photo/PIB

The visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to India for the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue coupled with the recent Quad consultations between the two sides have refocused attention on the ties between two of the world’s biggest, and perhaps most consequential, democracies.

Read Here | Asia Times

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