Bejoy Sebastian

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Bejoy Sebastian writes on the contemporary geopolitics and regionalism in eastern Asia and the Indo-Pacific. His articles and commentaries have appeared in Delhi Post (India), The Kochi Post (India), The Diplomat (United States), and The Financial Express (India). Some of his articles were re-published by The Asian Age (Bangladesh), The Cambodia Daily, the BRICS Information Portal, and the Peace Economy Project (United States). He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, where he acquired a post-graduate diploma in English journalism. He has qualified the Indian University Grants Commission's National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for teaching International Relations in Indian higher educational institutions in 2022. He holds a Master's degree in Politics and International Relations with first rank from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala, India. He was attached to the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India) in New Delhi as a research intern in 2021 and has also worked as a Teaching Assistant at FLAME University in Pune, India, for a brief while.

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Three decades of India’s ‘eastward engagement’ and a persisting set of challenges

In this long essay, I look at how India re-connected with Southeast Asia and its regional institutional mechanisms in the post-Cold War context. This...

What makes India’s participation in the Quad intrinsically unique?

In this essay, I try to shed light on the geopolitical imperatives that make India’s involvement in the Quad intrinsically unique and distinct from...

An evolving great game for the Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka is currently reeling under its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948 and the worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the...

Decoding India’s ‘paradoxical’ trade ties with China

Even amid a persisting 22-month-long border stand-off, the two-way trade between India and China rose to a historic high, wherein the trade balance stands...

De-escalation of the Sino-Indian border stand-off in Ladakh is nowhere near at sight

The Line of Actual Control in Ladakh continues to remain tense, even after 20 months of stand-off that witnessed 13 rounds of military talks,...

Putting the recent double-down on Chinese claims over India’s Arunachal Pradesh into perspective

In this essay, I try to place Arunachal Pradesh in the larger context of the India-China border dispute by looking at contemporary developments in...

Nothing left of democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is no longer what it was known for a few years back. The Chinese Communist Party continues to dismantle the city's democratic...

Bijoy Dibos: Reminiscing the birth of a free Bangladesh in its golden jubilee year

Bijoy Dibos means the Day of Victory in Bengali language. In Hindi, this day is known as Vijay Diwas, celebrated on 16 December every...

The unending dilemma of nuclear deterrence and the global nuclear governance

In this essay, I look into the dilemma that sovereign states have when it comes to choosing between their unofficial right to nuclear deterrence...

From the 2004 tsunami relief efforts to the 2021 leaders’ summit, the Quad has come a long way

The Quad plurilateral mechanism in the Indo-Pacific reached the landmark summit level in March, this year. With its second summit being held late this...

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