Decoding Regionalism in East of Asia: Sino-Centric Order to Indo-Pacific

Can East Asian nations help develop an Indo-Pacific security architecture? Contesting International Society in East Asia, edited by Barry Buzan and Yongjin Zhang, provides an account of how remnants of colonial thought and the distinct civilizational inheritances of East Asian countries have influenced their way of life and social institutions. Their ability to forge an … Continue reading Decoding Regionalism in East of Asia: Sino-Centric Order to Indo-Pacific

Rise of China and its Implication on East Asian Security Matrix

Introduction Geographically, the East Asian region is composed of China, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan (Republic of China), South Korea (Republic of Korea) and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). The region has two economic powers i.e. China and Japan- the former qualifies as a true power, both economically and militarily.  The history of conflicts in … Continue reading Rise of China and its Implication on East Asian Security Matrix

Indo-Pacific Enters Asian Security Affairs Lexicon Officially

In his 2007 speech to the august house of Indian parliamentarians, Japanese President Shinzo Abe was first to moot the idea of “Confluence of Two Oceans” taking a leaf from the book “The confluence of two Oceans” (Majma-ul-Bahrayn) compiled by the Mughal Prince Dara Shukoh in 1655. The confluence continued its momentum, incubating the minds of strategists and the … Continue reading Indo-Pacific Enters Asian Security Affairs Lexicon Officially