The IS frequently releases graphic videos of, for instance, beheadings, on social media. Once these videos surface, an ethical debate arises about the sharing of violent imagery and how these social platforms should deal with the situation.
It is time to see the relations between the re-emerging Asian giants less in terms of balance of power in Asia and more in terms of recognising mutual interests in shaping the Asian Century.
The present monograph traces the origins of the Pakistani state and the processes that encouraged the state-sponsored efforts to build a Pakistani nation, and seeks to isolate various problems associated with such nation-building efforts.
Xi Jinping has already recognized the inevitable by stressing that China would adjust to the ‘new normal’ of lower growth and, to ensure stability, he has already cracked down on dissent and strengthened media control measures.
Why is the Pakistan military pushing for Military Courts when the country already has a fairly robust Anti Terrorism Act together with designated Anti Terrorism Courts set up specifically to try terrorism related offences?
It is not clear what kind of democracy the BNP wants to restore in alliance with the Jamaat which does not believe in democracy. But the AL needs to proceed with caution in dealing with the ongoing protests lest it comes to be seen as an autocratic government.
Insight Southeast Asia is the bimonthly newsletter of the Southeast Asia & Oceania Centre, IDSA. It comprises special sections such as Country Profile, Commentary, Book Review, Photo-Essay and News Track. News Track includes important and referenced news summary pertaining to the eleven Southeast Asian countries and Oceania (including New Zealand and Australia). More [+]
Pakistan News Digest is being brought out by the Pakistan Project team at IDSA. The digest seeks to keep its focus on all round strategic developments taking place in Pakistan on a monthly basis. It culls out information and analyses from the Pakistani media— both English and vernacular— and provides a ready reference material for the wider strategic community. More [+]
The issue features articles on jointness in the Indian Armed Forces, the impact of climate change on maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region, and the geopolitics of cyber espionage. It also includes an analysis of the Standing Committee of Defence’s recommendations on the defence budget during the 15th Lok Sabha. Read the issue[+]
An annual publication from the IDSA, the China Yearbook is a round-up of events and issues of significance that occurred in China during the past year and covers important developments in the domestic and foreign policy spheres. More [+]
Fifth Y B Chavan Memorial Lecture by Dr Madhav Godbole, Former Home Secretary, Government of India More [+]
Mr. Puneet Talwar, US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs More [+]
This special issue on the Arctic is based on revised and updated versions of papers presented at the conference at IDSA in September 2013, a few months after the five Asian countries—China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea (Asia 5)—were given status as permanent observers in the Arctic Council. The volume examine the main drivers of Asian countries’ increased engagement in Arctic affairs and how their engagement may impact on the development in the Arctic region with regard to geopolitics, commerce and governance. More [+]