RCEP is considered as an alternative to Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the countries of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, … [Read more...] about Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – Will it counter TPP?
Foreign Relations Notes
Trade is of great importance to most nations in the modern world. Trade without barriers - free trade - is promoted by institutions like World Trade Organisation (WTO). In this background, as an emerging super power, India's Free Trade Agreements deserve special attention. In this article, let … [Read more...] about India’s Free Trade Agreements – The ‘present’ and the ‘future’
The Rohingya refugee crisis refers to the mass migration of Rohingyas (Rohingya Muslim people) from Myanmar (Burma) to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. In this article, we discuss the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and the concerns of India. Who are Rohingyas? Rohingyas are indigenous to … [Read more...] about Rohingya Refugee Crisis – India’s Concerns
The India-Pakistan relationship, since the creation of both the nations in 1947 has been rocky, where the nations have been involved in four wars. Kashmir has been the bedrock issue between both the nations and has been an unresolved boundary dispute. Terrorism, particularly targeting India … [Read more...] about India-Pakistan Relations – Terrorism, Kashmir, and Recent Issues
The recent standoff between India and China at the Doklam plateau which lies at a tri-junction between the India, China, and Bhutan has gained much attention. It has turned into the biggest military stand-off between the two armies in years. There are many who even fear a war. In this article, we … [Read more...] about India-China Border Disputes – What is the Doklam Issue?
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced one of China’s most ambitious foreign policy and economic initiatives at the end of 2013. He called for the building of a Silk Road Economic Belt and a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, collectively referred to as One Belt One Road (OBOR). One Belt One Road … [Read more...] about One Belt One Road (OBOR) by China – Should India Join It?
What is India's stand on the Israel-Palestine conflict? We have covered the Israel-Palestine conflict in one of our previous notes. In this post let's cover India's stand on the Israel-Palestine conflict. There has been much debate in recent times about whether India has changed its pro-Arab … [Read more...] about India’s stand on Israel-Palestine conflict: Recent Changes
The West Asian region has been under a political turmoil for quite a long time. Syria, Iraq, Isreal etc are some of the regions which are constantly in news for many reasons. In this post, let's analyse the Syrian Crisis - its background, reasons and the way ahead. What is Syrian Crisis? Syria … [Read more...] about Syrian Crisis: Reasons and Implications in a nutshell
MTCR is the acronym for Missile Technology and Control Regime. MTCR was recently in the news as India got membership in the group (contrary to NSG where India was denied membership). In this post, let us see the details of Missile Technology Control Regime and it's importance to India. What is … [Read more...] about Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) and India
Sri Lanka is India’s closest maritime neighbor and is just 30 nautical miles away from the territorial boundary. India has deep historical and cultural ties with this island nation. In this post, we analyze the areas of co-operation between India and Sri Lanka. You can also learn about the major … [Read more...] about India-Sri Lanka Relations: Everything You Need to Know