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Mark S. Cogan & Vivek Mishra

Mark S. Cogan is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. He is a former communications specialist with the United Nations in Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East. Vivek Mishra is a Fellow with ORF’s Strategic Studies Programme. His research interests include America in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific and Asia-Pacific regions, particularly the role of the US in security in South Asia, Indo-US defence relations, and the Indian defence sector.

Challenges for India’s G20 Presidency in 2023

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New Delhi will likely shift to seek the narrative away from the Ukraine War and toward more pressing development issues in the Global South.

India’s Russia Choices: A Narrowing Path to Strategic Hedging

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced India to strike a balance between warming relations with the West and its historical ties to Moscow. But this balance is quickly becoming hard to maintain.

Challenges Beyond the Indo-Pacific Test the Limits of the Quad

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Recent policy disclosures reflect an attempt by the Biden administration to bridge the divergent interests of Washington’s Pacific- and Atlantic-based allies. Success won’t come easy.

What Does a Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan Mean for India’s Foreign Policy?

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The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan reshuffles the geopolitical deck in Central Asia, leaving India with what appears to be a losing hand.

Does Afghanistan Present a New Opportunity for the Quad?

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If the Quad wants to operationalize its multilateralism in a way that doesn’t directly antagonize China, then Afghanistan would be a good place to start.

Japan and India’s Policy Tightrope on Myanmar Protests

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Tokyo and New Delhi are being forced to walk a fine line between human rights and their own economic and security imperatives.

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