Discussion on maritime order and connectivity in the Indian Ocean: The renewed significance of the Bay of Bengal | ORF

A discussion on the recently released Special Issue of the Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Vol. 15, Issue 3 titled Maritime Order and Connectivity — Read on http://www.orfonline.org/research/discussion-on-maritime-order-and-connectivity-in-the-indian-ocean-61395/

‘India-Japan ties have been extremely strong for decades’ – The Hindu

“The main thrust of the Indo-Japanese coordination in the Indian Ocean region centres around expanding maritime diplomacy, accompanied by specific steps to implement directives provided from time-to-time." — Read on http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/india-japan-ties-have-been-extremely-strong-for-decades/article30772917.ece

ASEAN together can make a high mountain – Opinion – The Jakarta Post

ASEAN and China will perhaps begin their second reading of the draft text of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea in the foreseeable future. While the international community looks forward to the smooth conclusion of this Code of Conduct, it might be a test-bed for ASEAN’s pledge of “Cohesive ASEAN”. The challenge … Continue reading ASEAN together can make a high mountain – Opinion – The Jakarta Post

China Vs. Indonesia: Intra-Asian Power Games – The Globalist

Indonesia’s engagement in pushing back against China’s maritime claims is a significant point of departure for the country. All the more so as it had long avoided the sea issue because it had no island disputes with China. But by pushing its fishing boats so far from its shores, China has aroused the political will … Continue reading China Vs. Indonesia: Intra-Asian Power Games – The Globalist

Four reasons why the Indo-Pacific matters in 2020 | OUPblog

Australia and the United States seem to share a similar geographic view on the Indo-Pacific, i.e. the original Asia-Pacific region plus India. However, Japanese and Indian geographic understandings are much broader, including two continents—Asia and Africa— and across two oceans—the Pacific and Indian Oceans. For the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the concrete boundary of … Continue reading Four reasons why the Indo-Pacific matters in 2020 | OUPblog

Epic Voyage of Vasco da Gama Connected Europe to the East | Ancient Origins

Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese sailor and explorer who lived between the 15th and 16th centuries. Not only is da Gama a significant figure in the history of Portugal and Europe, but he is also an important personage in world history. Vasco da Gama was the first European to reach India via an oceanic … Continue reading Epic Voyage of Vasco da Gama Connected Europe to the East | Ancient Origins

While criticizing the Indo-Pacific, Russia steps up its presence | ORF

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to India was special for several reasons. Firstly, the visit laid down a new foundation for future interactions between the two countries. It is expected that in 2020 there will be two visits by Prime-Minister Narendra Modi to Russia – for the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi … Continue reading While criticizing the Indo-Pacific, Russia steps up its presence | ORF