Rupakjyoti Borah

Rupakjyoti Borah

Dr Rupakjyoti Borah is a visiting research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. His latest book is The Elephant and the Samurai: Why Japan Can Trust India?

Latest from Rupakjyoti Borah

Quick Take | Is China the target of Japan’s record-busting defence budget?

Tokyo faces myriad threats, from China, North Korea and Russia to cyberattacks on the Summer Olympics – and Shinzo Abe’s golf buddy Trump may not always be around to bail Japan out

5 Sep 2019 - 10:27AM

Tokyo faces myriad threats, from China, North Korea and Russia to cyberattacks on the Summer Olympics – and Shinzo Abe’s golf buddy Trump may not always be around to bail Japan out

Is China the target of Japan’s record-busting defence budget?
Asian Angle | Not the US, not China. India holds the cards in the Indo-Pacific

India has ties with all the major regional players and the heft to alter the balance of power, if it so wished. A tradition of ‘strategic autonomy’ is likely to stay its hand, however – unless Beijing provokes it.

12 Jul 2019 - 7:04AM

India has ties with all the major regional players and the heft to alter the balance of power, if it so wished. A tradition of ‘strategic autonomy’ is likely to stay its hand, however – unless Beijing provokes it.

Not the US, not China. India holds the cards in the Indo-Pacific
Analysis | Did Japan and India just launch a counter to China’s Belt and Road?

An agreement between India and Japan to help Sri Lanka develop Colombo Port fuels speculation they are planning a deeper challenge to Chinese influence in the region.

6 Jun 2019 - 11:08PM

An agreement between India and Japan to help Sri Lanka develop Colombo Port fuels speculation they are planning a deeper challenge to Chinese influence in the region.

Did Japan and India just launch a counter to China’s Belt and Road?
Opinion | Will US reward China for ‘sacrificing’ Pakistan terrorist Masood Azhar?

Beijing’s support for UN sanctions on the Jaish-e-Mohammed leader has cleared the way for better relations with both Washington and New Delhi

9 May 2019 - 12:35PM

Beijing’s support for UN sanctions on the Jaish-e-Mohammed leader has cleared the way for better relations with both Washington and New Delhi

Will US reward China for ‘sacrificing’ Pakistan terrorist Masood Azhar?
Asian Angle | Are there warmer currents between New Delhi and Beijing after India took part in the Chinese navy’s anniversary celebrations?

Dealing with China be one of the major foreign policy challenges that confront India’s next government, making it worthwhile for the two to focus on their areas of cooperation, writes Rupakjyoti Borah.

1 May 2019 - 11:09AM

Dealing with China be one of the major foreign policy challenges that confront India’s next government, making it worthwhile for the two to focus on their areas of cooperation, writes Rupakjyoti Borah.

Are there warmer currents between New Delhi and Beijing after India took part in the Chinese navy’s anniversary celebrations?
Opinion | Why India should rethink its reticence towards ‘the Quad’

For years, the four-country security grouping has failed to live up to its potential, largely because of a lack of support. Rupakjyoti Borah asks if now is the right time for New Delhi to bring the alliance back in from the cold.

2 Apr 2019 - 12:12PM

For years, the four-country security grouping has failed to live up to its potential, largely because of a lack of support. Rupakjyoti Borah asks if now is the right time for New Delhi to bring the alliance back in from the cold.

Why India should rethink its reticence towards ‘the Quad’
Opinion | Trump-Kim failed, but can Japan’s Abe reach North Korea through China?

With Washington and Pyongyang in a stalemate, Tokyo has an opportunity regarding Japanese abductees in North Korea. But if Abe is next to ‘face Chairman Kim’, he’ll need a hotline to Pyongyang. Who’s he going to call?

4 Mar 2019 - 7:37PM

With Washington and Pyongyang in a stalemate, Tokyo has an opportunity regarding Japanese abductees in North Korea. But if Abe is next to ‘face Chairman Kim’, he’ll need a hotline to Pyongyang. Who’s he going to call?

Trump-Kim failed, but can Japan’s Abe reach North Korea through China?
Opinion | Pulwama attacks: how India can respond to Pakistan-based terrorists in wake of Kashmir suicide bombing

What are the options New Delhi is weighing up as it considers its response to a deadly attack in Kashmir that killed more than 40 paramilitary police?

20 Feb 2019 - 3:01PM

What are the options New Delhi is weighing up as it considers its response to a deadly attack in Kashmir that killed more than 40 paramilitary police?

Pulwama attacks: how India can respond to Pakistan-based terrorists in wake of Kashmir suicide bombing
Opinion | Sidelined on North Korea, Japan needs all of Shinzo Abe’s diplomatic skill to get back into the game

Without a breakthrough in its talks with Pyongyang on the abductee issue, Tokyo must still strive to gain some influence over the denuclearisation process on the peninsula, to ensure its concerns are addressed.

19 Jun 2018 - 6:49PM

Without a breakthrough in its talks with Pyongyang on the abductee issue, Tokyo must still strive to gain some influence over the denuclearisation process on the peninsula, to ensure its concerns are addressed.

Sidelined on North Korea, Japan needs all of Shinzo Abe’s diplomatic skill to get back into the game