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The changing politics of regionalism in Asia-Pacific

Ahmad-Risky-Umar

Recent development in the Asia-Pacific region show how regionalism is a ‘dynamic’ political project rather than merely an institution and rule-based political order In the latest Shangri-La Dialogue, hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, India and other participants embraced Indo-Pacific cooperation as the new platform for regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific. Coined firstly by Japanese Prime … Continue reading

30 July 2018 by
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Understanding foreign relations between India and Iran

Rick Rowden

The India-Iran relationship is often ignored yet it provides insights into shifting geostrategic relationships within Asia The West tends to view India and Iran one at a time, each in isolation. But what about India-Iran foreign relations? The often-overlooked bilateral relations between India and Iran are not only fascinating, but provide a prism by which to view and understand a … Continue reading

12 July 2017 by
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Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative dividing Europe?

China’s grand geopolitical project threatens a new East-West divide in Europe The recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing ushered in a new phase in China’s global repositioning. In his opening speech China’s president, Xi Jinping, reaffirmed the importance of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive investment project launched in 2013 to dramatically expand land and sea trade across Asia and beyond. At … Continue reading

11 July 2017 by
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