India could be a valuable partner checking China's rise, but some forms of India's military leverage will be more effective than others.
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The Philippines and China plan to discuss joint exploration for natural resources in the South China Sea, and Japan acknowledges deploying a submarine to the region for the first time.
Meanwhile, live-fire missile exercises loudly crash target vessels to the bottom of the sea.
The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal will complicate India's energy and regional trade policies.
Is India forgetting how to fight insurgent groups?
The suspension of expedited processing for H-1B visas offers an opportunity for India and the United States to rethink their approach to bilateral technology collaboration.
If India and the US can create tangible cooperation in cyber security and the digital economy, it would send a message to developing countries that digital spaces can be effectively secured while accounting for the freedoms of expression and commerce on the internet.
The on-going debate on encryption and exceptional access for law enforcement agencies to encrypted communication—which recent attacks in Paris and California have only intensified—is also being closely studied in India.
The waters between the Indian Ocean and the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea are shaping up to be the front lines of a new great game that will spread throughout the Asia-Pacific.
Last week, the Pentagon released a new Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy document outlining the Department's plan for ensuring the freedom of the seas and the broader security of the region. While the strategy is careful to not exclusively focus on the rise of China, the country's central role in U.S.