Costa Rica’s Challenge: Maintaining Internal Security without an Army

March 23, 2017

Costa Rica is determined to maintain a demilitarised approach to internal security despite the increasing challenge from violent transnational organized crime largely linked to the trade in illegal narcotics.

Was there ever an Arab Spring?

March 23, 2017
Was there ever an Arab Spring?

Though it began as a search for a path to political democracy, the Arab Spring was used or misused by external powers and entrenched interests within the Arab world to prevent the march towards democracy.

To deal with China, India needs to return to strategic fundamentals

March 21, 2017

It is time to engage in a dialogue process not just for enhancing strategic trust but also to think more cunningly about how to benefit from China’s riches by gaining access to Chinese credit and technology, and securing markets for Indian products.

Examining the Case for Complete Transfer of Technology

March 21, 2017

The relationship between the cost versus coverage of technology transferred, which likely follows the law of diminishing returns, would make technology acquisition beyond, say 80 per cent, increasingly cost prohibitive, with no matching and assured gains

AIIB Chronicle: China’s Ambition Behind Infrastructure Investment

March 21, 2017

AIIB is a Chinese dominated bank and the Chinese excitement about AIIB is based on the control and strategic clout that Beijing, the bank’s main architect, wields over its functioning.

Dual Charge – An Opportunity to Fix Financial Management in Defence

March 21, 2017

It is important to restore the functional self-sufficiency of the finance division of a ministry which handles 17-18 per cent of the total central government expenditure so that it could discharge its responsibilities without real or perceived pressures.

Change of Government in Manipur: Glimmer of Hope or Shivers of Anxiety?

March 20, 2017

It would be prudent for the new state government to re-instil confidence among all parties through a total focus on equitable development in both the Hills and the Valley areas and take all stakeholders on board before undertaking any controversial move.

The Arthasastra in a Transcultural Perspective: Comparing Kautilya with Sun-Zi, Nizam al-Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli

The chapters in this book give ample and convincing reasons for initially believing in the Arthaśāstra’s value for the evolution of IR and Political Theory. More details [+]

Fifty Years of the Outer Space Treaty: Tracing the Journey

This book attempts to examine and contextualize the treaty and its relevance in the 21stcentury while tracing its journey over the last fifty years. More details [+]

Journal of Defence Studies - January 2017

This issue carries three incisive articles on the Indian Defence Budget, data theft and its implications for national and economic security, and perception management in asymmetric warfare. Also included is a commentary on India’s nuclear doctrine and a perspective on ALH Dhruv and the Indian helicopter industry. More details [+]

CBW Magazine, Summer, July-December 2016

This issue of the CBW Magazine discusses the recently concluded Review Conference. The writers for the issue agree that there is a need to do more with respect to the Biological Weapons Convention and this Review Conference has not been very effective in formulating a future action plan. More details [+]

Strategic Analysis - January 2017

The first issue of 2017 has a line-up highlighting India’s concerns in the wake of the US policy of Asian rebalance; analysing regionalism in South Asia; making a case for ‘white hull diplomacy’ in times of regional tensions rising over disputed waters in Southeast Asia; and the possibility of conceiving South America and Southern Africa as subsystemic unipolarities under Brazilian and South African primacy. More details [+]

Africa Trends

This issue includes an array of articles on the expanse of the India-Mauritius security relationship, the implications of the newest UN Security Council Resolution on Libya and the case for adherence to the principles of traditional peacekeeping from an Indian peacekeeper.More details [+]


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