Post-Johnson Visit: a New Path for UK-India Ties?
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 staunch intent to strengthen bilateral ties with India as much as it was a part of its Indo-Pacific ‘tilt’, as outlined in the Integrated Review. As the security crisis in Europe deepens and the European Union (EU) strives for strategic autonomy – through the Strategic Compass and with several of its members strengthening their stake in the Indo-Pacific – the UK sees India as a crucial economic and military ally in diversifying its markets (especially post-Brexit) and solidifying its role as an Indo-Pacific security provider ‘in the face of threats from autocratic states’.
Missing a Common Synergy: The India-Japan Divide on Ukraine
Introduction: In April 2022, the successful bilateral of New Delhi and Tokyo witnessed the emergence of a disagreement between the partners. Japan sought permission to land a C-2 transport plane […]
Furthering an EU-India Supply Chain Connect in the Indo-Pacific
Introduction: The globalized economic world order has promulgated a widespread cause and effect impact. As a consequence, the onset of the Ukraine crisis will not only spike oil and gas […]
West Asian minilateral geometry and India: Will I2-U2 usher the elusive peace?
Introduction: In April, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Thani Al Zeyoudi, announced that the recently concluded free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the […]
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 […]
Yoon’s Plan to Ditch Strategic Ambiguity Will Test US-ROK Alliance, DPRK Policy
Introduction: While Yoon has questioned the Moon administration’s policy of strategic ambiguity with regard to the U.S.-China rivalry, the new South Korean President will likely find it difficult to abandon […]
In Search of an EU-India-Japan Trilateral
Introduction: Even before the war in Ukraine, the European Union had been gearing toward an “increasingly competitive strategic environment” by developing its geo-political autonomy to meet Europe’s security responsibility and reduce strategic […]