The recent visit by the external affairs minister can be viewed as continuation of new diplomatic push to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Iran despite the difficulties of economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU. However, the real test for both the countries is to maintain and sustain the current momentum.
The Group of Government Experts need to take into consideration complex and inter-related concerns of space activities before formulating the Transparency and Confidence Building Measures. The need is to have an effective mechanism and not an accommodative one.
Nawaz Sharifâ€™s sentiments for better relationship with India are laudable in spite of being still premature. There are constituencies within Pakistan for whom Kashmir continues to remain the core issue but the bigger challenge is whether Sharif will be able to bring the army on board.
Changing the political relationship between two rising powers requires that both countries use the opportunity provided by their shared interest in global governance reform to develop close cooperation.
Kenneth Waltz hailed as the â€˜King of thoughtâ€™ was a towering thinker in the field of IR. His two most important works, Man, The State, and War (1959) and Theory of International Politics (1979), provided a framework within which emerged the principal debate in IR.
Timely as it was, the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillardâ€™s five-day China visit may be considered a success on all fronts. Leading the â€˜strongest Australian delegation everâ€™ to China, Gillard pledged to give the relationship a â€˜concrete shapeâ€™, which in Chinese Premier Li Kequingâ€™s words, is already â€˜comprehensive, constructive and cooperativeâ€™. This issue brief analyses Julia Gillardâ€™s China visit in the context of rising Australia-China bonhomie.
In the context of recent Chinese assertiveness in Ladakh, it is important to not only understand Sun Tsu but possibly also to follow him.
Nawaz Sharif having expressed his intentions of improving relations with India will try to give trade a big push. Yet, one should not expect policy changes related to terrorism targeted at India or its aversion to Indiaâ€™s presence in Afghanistan.
The current issue has an IBSA focus looking back at 10 years of the organisation and crystal gazing ahead with Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Marco Antonio Vieira and Jagannath Panda putting forward their perspectives. Some interesting articles to note in the issue are â€˜Energy Strategy for the Indian Navyâ€™ and â€˜Impact of West Bengal Politics on India-Bangladesh Relationsâ€™ Read the issue [+]
It would not be a cliche to describe the strategic contours of Asia as being at the crossroads of history. A number of significant events are influencing the likely course that the collective destiny of the region could possibly take in the future. Some of the key issues and trends have been analysed in this yearâ€™s Asian Strategic Review.
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This is a special issue on 'Ethics and Morals in the Indian Armed Forces'. The contributions not only deliberate on the changing nature of the institution of the armed forces, they also focus on levels of individual performance and leadership, based on their collective experience of service. Read the issue [+]
IDSAâ€™s Nuclear History Project is pleased to announce the release of a new set of documents pertaining to the early years of Indiaâ€™s nuclear energy programme.
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This issue of the CBW Magazine looks at the upcoming Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and attempts to discuss and debate the developments around CWC. It also looks at the major challenges which India faces on the healthcare front, Civil Society and CWC and also the relevance of the Third Review Conference with respect to South Asia. It also carries other regular features. Read the issue[+]