A pro-China president in the Maldives is the moment Beijing has been waiting for to consolidate its expanding strategic naval footprint in the Indian Ocean.
Climate change is the single greatest existential threat facing the Blue Pacific and the Indian Ocean, putting people and entire regional ecosystems at risk.
As Middle East turmoil disrupts maritime commerce, Japan and India's security focus is expanding to the vital oil shipping routes through the Persian Gulf.
With 20% of its coast controlled by a Chinese firm and a key naval base renovated with Chinese funds, Cambodia has become Beijing's chief regional extension.
Japan and India, supported by the sea power of their allies, can offer a much-needed antidote to China's expansionist designs for the Indian Ocean and beyond.
As democratic centers of power in Asia, Japan and India are vital partners of the US in countering China's growing hegemonic ambitions in the Indo-Pacific.
Control of Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka would provide military advantages, including vital logistics support for China's naval deployments in the Indian Ocean.
The trip was a positive step in standing up against China's aggression. But what are the Philippines and India's common interests, and where do they diverge?
Although it cannot be confirmed, the capsized Chinese fishing boat is suspected of turning off its tracking systems to prevent the monitoring of its activities.
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India-Japan defense cooperation has achieved significant progress through the recent rise in joint military exercises involving air, sea, and land forces.
Nearly one-half of Japan’s seaborne trade is carried along the Indian Ocean route, which remains vital for Japan’s tanker fleet and economic interests.