• India in the Quad: The weakest link or a necessary pivot?

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation Series - 19 July, 18:00 (Fussa)

    Flyer for the July 19 Fussa Event

    YCAPS and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation are thrilled to announce our next event in Fussa. This event will feature Dr. Yogesh Joshi of the National University of Singapore, who will lead us in a discussion about India's role in the Quad, an Indo-Pacific partnership of Japan, the U.S., Austrailia, and India.


    Along with the rise of China, the emergence of the quadrilateral security initiative (Quad) has been the most consequential geopolitical development in the Indo-Pacific in the last few decades. Yet, India's role in the Quad has come under great scrutiny, both on account of its capacity and motivations. This seminar will address both how the Quad fits into India's Indo-Pacific strategy and how India fits into the Quad.


    All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.


    Please use this link to register for the event.



    • 18:00-18:30 - Welcome Reception(food & drinks) Feel free to show up anytime during the reception.
    • 18:30-19:45 - Seminar and Q&A
    • 19:45-20:00 - Optional Casual Networking and chatting/wrap up




    Dr. Yogesh Joshi is a research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. His research focuses on contemporary Indian foreign and national security policy, with an emphasis on Indo-Pacific’s balance of power, evolution of India’s military power and its approach to use of force in international relations.


    Before joining ISAS, Dr Joshi was a MacArthur and Stanton Nuclear Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, USA. He is also an alumnus of Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy, Columbia University and the International Nuclear History Boot Camp, Woodrow Wilson Center. He has a doctorate in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.


    Dr Joshi is co-author of three books: India and Nuclear Asia: Forces Doctrines and Dangers (Georgetown University Press, 2018), Asia’s Emerging Balance of Power: The US ‘Pivot’ and Indian Foreign Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and India’s Nuclear Policy: A Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2018). His research has been published in Survival, Asian Security, India Review, US Naval War College Review, International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Asia Policy, International History Review and Harvard Asia Quarterly.

    Event Cost: Free of charge

    Location: Fussa Shimin Kaiken (Fussa Citizen's Hall) 2f 〒197-0011 Tokyo, Fussa, 2455−2455 福生市民会館

    Google Maps: Here

    Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta

    Registration: Optional via this link.