The annual USI National Security Seminar was held on 01-02 November 2018 at the United Service Institution of India (USI), New Delhi. The USI National Security Seminar has focussed on the Indo-Pacific Region since 2009 and this was the 10th edition of the Indo-Pacific series. The theme for this year’s seminar was “Evolving Geo-politics of the Indo-Pacific Region: Challenges and Prospects”. The seminar brought together varying perspectives on strategic challenges, and prospects for cooperation in the security and economic domains
Subhasish writes, Japan, with its deep pockets, is quietly using international aid as an effective tool to foster goodwill, even while seeking to get out of the straightjacket of the post-War security mechanism. In recent years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been the primary driver for this transformation.