India

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India has a vibrant and thriving middle class of 300 million people. This means it has a critical mass of people generating economic resources needed to entrench New Delhi's status as not just a South Asian colossus but a major center of power within the entire Asian continent.  The CIS looks at India's strategic position in relation to Australia, China and the USA.

Publications

  1. Preserving Peace as China Rises I

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...

  2. Future Submarine Project Should Raise Periscope for Another Look

    Simon Cowan | 24 Oct 2012 | Policy Monographs

    Australia should not spend $40 billion to repeat the mistakes of the Collins Class submarine. Nuclear submarines, such as... Read More...

  3. Unrealised Potential: India’s ‘Soft Power’ Ambition in Asia

    John Lee | 30 Jun 2010 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    This paper makes the argument that India’s enormous ‘soft power’ potential in Asia is based on the fact that a rising... Read More...

  4. The importance of India: restoring sight to Australia’s strategic blind spot

    John Lee | 05 Nov 2009 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    The paper traces the rise of ‘strategic India’ in Asia, the significance of the remarkable improvement in the US-India... Read More...

  5. BOOK REVIEW: Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

    Eric Jones | 15 Sep 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Rivals: How The Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade by Bill Emmott (Allen Lane, 2008).

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. A cultural revolution to celebrate

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 27 Oct 2012 | The Spectator

    In a very real sense, Australia is already Asian.... Read More

  2. Pakistan a Chinese pawn to stall India

    John Lee | 19 Jul 2011 | The Australian

    AT the Shangri-La Dialogue meeting of defence ministers in Singapore last month, Indian Defence Minister Pallam Raju was ... Read More

  3. Missing the woods for the trees

    John Lee | 21 Jun 2011 | The Hindustan Times

    China won't be happy if India becomes an Asia power.... Read More

  4. Watch out for Russian wild card in Asia-Pacific

    John Lee | 29 Dec 2010 | The Australian

    Russia is pulling out all the stops to court India to maintain its position in Asia's future balance of power.... Read More

  5. People's republics

    John Lee | 23 Dec 2010 | The Hindustan Times

    By 2040, the world may be talking, not about a Washington or Beijing consensus, but a 'Mumbai Consensus' on economic development.... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Half-baked language policy is al dente

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 02 Nov 2012

    White Paper is a triumph for commonsense as a false victory for the Asia literacy lobby....

  2. Importing Australia’s Asia literacy

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 07 Sep 2012

    Extra spending to improve Asia literacy is unnecessary because Australia is already well-positioned to prosper as power moves ...

  3. Missing the point with silly questions

    Sara Hudson | 26 Aug 2011

    To properly evaluate income management we need to look beyond people’s perspectives of it and explore whether or not it ...

  4. Look beyond the 'Con Games' for India's potential

    John Lee | 24 Sep 2010

    The Indian government is in crisis mode following the disastrous lead-up to the Commonwealth Games, which begins next month ...

  5. When liking India isn't Enough

    John Lee | 02 Jul 2010

    The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently surveyed respondents in the United States, China, Russia, Germany, United ...

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