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Regional shifts and the Act East policy

  • Shankari Sundararaman and Vijay Sakhuja
    Shankari Sundararaman and Vijay Sakhuja


New Delhi | Wed, July 25, 2018 | 11:24 am
Regional shifts and the Act East policy President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (left) and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad salute their countries' national flags at Bogor Palace on June 29. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

PREMIUM As the broader regional order is shifting in the Indo-Pacific, Southeast Asia comes under greater scrutiny for India as its closest neighbor to the east. The core issues driving Southeast Asia are clearly seen across two broad parameters — first, changes shaping the domestic political scenario and second, a rapidly transitioning external environment where major powers are jostling for more s...

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