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 [...]

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 [...]

Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical Analysis

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Belt and Road initiative is a convergence of China's New Silk Road project to create land routes through Central Asia, linking Eurasia and Europe, with the New Maritime Silk Road initiative to build a network of ports and logistics in the Indian Ocean region. This presentation analyses the geopolitics of the Belt and [...]

The New Great Game in the Indian Ocean

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical [...]

Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean: the Indo-Pacific

http://www.youtube.com/watch The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean, its littoral countries are home to almost half the world’s population. two-thirds of the world’s trade passes through the Indian Ocean, including most of its oil supplies. It is no surprise then that the Indian Ocean is fast emerging as the world’s most actively contested geopolitical [...]