The Next Front in the India-China Conflict Could Be a Thai Canal
India is beefing up its island defenses as Beijing seeks a quicker route to the Indian Ocean.
China Leaps Into Breach Between Myanmar and West
A raft of new multibillion-dollar deals announced by Xi Jinping worry Washington and New Delhi.
One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy
Beijing is using commercial bridgeheads to give its warships staying power in the Indian Ocean.
Is Abdulla Yameen Handing Over the Maldives to China?
The island nation is on the verge of conceding its sovereignty.
Who Will Win the Great China-India Naval War of 2020?
As the two giants stare each other down in the Himalayas, the real conflict may erupt at sea.
The Maldives Takes Its Place in Indian Ocean Geopolitics
The archipelago has proven capable of using to its advantage regional competition between India and China.
How the United States Can Maintain Its Dominance in the Pacific Ocean
Washington wants India’s help with naval logistics. But is New Delhi scared enough of China to sign the unpopular agreement?
Spooked by Beijing, India Embraces Closer U.S. Ties
China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea, and increasingly in the Indian Ocean, is pushing Washington and New Delhi closer together.
Taking Back the Indian Ocean
India’s relaxed shipping rules could spell trouble for China's attempts to increase its influence in the Indian Ocean.
Is India Ready To Be a Power in the Pacific?
Despite New Delhi’s reassurances, it has yet to build a “blue water navy,” a force capable of operating in open seas and projecting power to areas of strategic interest.
Monsoons on the New Silk Road
China must gain India's trust on the security front in order to win Indian cooperation for its ambitious regional economic initiatives.