Category Archives: Indonesia

Book Review: Ganga to Mekong of Hema Devare; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

CAS article no. 0093/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group Book by Hema Devare, Ganga to Mekong: A Cultural Voyage through Textiles (Manohar, New Delhi, 2016), pp. 197.-Invaluable contribution to South and Southeast Asian Studies.      The fascinating encounter between Indian cultural forms and Southeast Asian countries, leading to the cultural efflorescence of the region, is a significant phase in Indian and Southeast Asian history alike. Indianised kingdoms like Funan, Sri Kshetra, Pagan,… Read Article →

Why is OBOR Not at All a Good Idea for India?; By Commodore R. S. Vasan IN (Retd.)

CAS article no. 0077/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies From the time the OBOR was conceptualized towards end of 2013, there have been plenty of discussions on the usefulness of this project to Asia, Africa and beyond.  It is also being made out that it will bring about greater connectivity, prosperity and regional economic integration.  Many countries across continents have joined the initiative.  India the regional super power in… Read Article →

After Natuna Incident, South China Sea Tensions Likely to Get Worse Before They Get Better; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0046/2016 Courtesy: The Diplomat  Indonesia is set to follow a passive and dependent policy in the region. A recent high-level visitor to China told The Diplomat that he detected a new sense of urgency in Beijing to complete its consolidation of control over the South China Sea before the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal hands down its decision on the claims made by the Philippines against China. At the… Read Article →