India

Why India isn’t going to save Australia from China’s power

BY HUGH WHITE AO Will India save us from China? The Indo-Pacific concept that now lies at the heart of Australia’s foreign policy assumes that it will.

Kashmir: A Grand Bargain

BY CLAUDE RAKISITS It has been well over six months since the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to revoke by presidential order Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) special autonomous status within India. Prime Minister Modi declared the situation would be back to normal after four months. It’s already been over six months since the presidential order came down and normality is far from being close to being restored. In addition to the human cost of the massive clampdown which accompanied Modi’s dictate, the economic consequences of effectively shutting down Kashmir have been catastrophic. Bearing in mind the long history of political repression in Kashmir and the recent developments, it’s obvious the present situation in Kashmir cannot continue and will simply get worse. There are four reasons why there needs to be a circuit-breaker.

Terrorist financing: Pakistan is sort of off the hook for the moment

At this week’s meeting of the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which was established by the G-7 in 1989 to set measures for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, it was decided that Pakistan would remain on the 'Grey List' and not be placed on the 'Black List.'

A hesitant tiger awakens

India’s foreign policy elites are grappling with a wide array of strategic challenges as the power of the country rises, writes Dr David Brewster, PhD ’10.

Time for an Indo-Australis?

The Indo-Pacific is slowly replacing the Asia-Pacific as the dominant security and economic concept in our region. Natalie Sambhi writes that the complex challenges of this vast region should be approached bit by bit, and Australia, India and Indonesia could start by strengthening trilateral cooperation in the region’s southwest sector, the “Indo-Australis”.

The Changing Central Balance and Australian Policy

Coral Bell, ‘The Changing Central Balance and Australian Policy’, IR Working Paper 1989/1, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies, Aust

India in Southwest Asia

Amin Saikal, ‘India in Southwest Asia’, IR Working Paper 1990/4, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University

The Practice of Common Security: China’s Borders with Russia and India

Gary Klintworth, ‘The Practice of Common Security: China’s Borders with Russia and India’, IR Working Paper 1993/1, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School

Debating the Quad

In this Centre of Gravity paper, six of Australia’s leading scholars and policy experts debate Australian participation in the ‘Australia-India-Japan-United States consultations on the Indo-Pacific

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