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The Indian Journal of Asian Affairs (IJAA), launched in 1988, is a bi-annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal.


Aims and Scope ​

Devoted to an objective analysis of important contemporary and current Asian affairs, IJAA covers theoretical, empirical, historical and policy issues from a wide range of perspectives and critical appraisals within a multidisciplinary framework. IJAA is committed to generating debate, dialogue and discourses in the field of foreign policy, defense, security, peace, conflict, and economic development, bearing upon "Asia and the world." It welcomes articles, essays and short research notes from scholars engaged in multiple disciplines in order to offer new findings, new interpretations and innovative approaches to problems and issues confronting the Asian region. Our readership consists of scholars, academia, researchers, students, and public policy makers.



TABLE OF CONTENTS (Vol. 35, No. 2, December 2022)



The Geopsychology of Pakistan’s Taliban Misadventure

Vinay Kaura


Ukraine-Russia Conflict: A Geopsychological Analysis

Kalpana S. Agrahari


Re-emergence of the Taliban: Challenges to India’s Multilateralism Policy toward Afghanistan

Nitish Kumar and Amit Kumar


Relative Autonomy of Nepal: Revisiting Nepal’s Foreign Policy toward India and China

Basudeb Das




The 2019 Anti-Extradition Movement: The Rise of Political Consumerism in Hong Kong

Katherine Kane and Joseph Tse-Hei Lee




China’s Soft Power and Higher Education: Rationale, Strategies and Implications (New York: Routledge, 2021)


China and the Ports of the Indian Ocean (Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies, 2022)

Collaboration with JSTOR   

Full texts of IJAAs content, beginning from the first issue, are available in  JSTOR, a digital archive. In collaborating with JSTOR, IJAA shares in its commitment to a "long-term preservation" of scholarship. The texts are archived in JSTOR's Arts & Sciences XII Collection, Asia Collection, JSTOR Archival Journal & Primary Source Collection, and Security Studies Extension.


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