Religion in Southeast Asia: Diversity and the threat of extremes
Until recently, parents in Thailand would leave their children in Buddhist temples while they worked the fields and factories. Buddhist monks would act as caretakers and teachers. Religious education was strong, as were the donations flooding into Buddhist temples. But with the rise of state-run primary school education, religious education has slipped dramatically (so too the temples’ cash flow).
India and the Persian Gulf: Bilateralism, Regional Security and the China Factor
Abstract: This issue brief discusses how regional security in the Persian Gulf is vital for the international oil and gas market, and maritime security in the western Indian Ocean. For […]
Post-Johnson Visit: a New Path for UK-India Ties?
Introduction: The maiden official visit of Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, to India as leader of the United Kingdom (UK) on April 21st and 22nd was a part of Britain’s […]
India’s Stance on the ‘Asian NATO’: Between ‘Status’ and ‘Security’ Dilemmas
Introduction: ‘Security’ and ‘status’ complexities are critical impediments for any state’s foreign policy; and India is no different. This article argues that as the China threat looms large, New Delhi […]
Europe, post the AUKUS
Introduction Regardless of its challenges to transatlantic ties, AUKUS has opened a window of opportunity for Indo-Pacific countries India and Japan, and the EU, to deepen their partnerships. More than […]