China’s Dam Building Spree in Tibet: Strategic Implications and India’s Options

October 21, 2016

India needs to address the issue of water sharing with China in a comprehensive manner that includes both national and international initiatives.

Cross LOC Strike and India’s Reputation for Resolve

October 21, 2016
Cross LOC Strike and India’s Reputation for Resolve

India needs to factor in the critical issue of reputation for resolve in future crisis situations in order to build its credibility and enhance its deterrence potential.

Enhanced Role of Japanese SDF in UN Peacekeeping Operations

October 18, 2016

The indication by Defence Minister Tomomi Inada post her visit to South Sudan that security conditions are conducive for an increase in SDF roles points to a pragmatic outlook and mature understanding of Japan’s role in international issues.

Implications of a Complete Sealing of the India-Pakistan Border

October 18, 2016
Implications of a Complete Sealing of the India-Pakistan Border

Instead of erecting static structures or walls with mounted electronic complements, a more dynamic mode of border management and surveillance may be expedient and cost-effective with concomitant mobile patrols by all-terrain vehicles, hovercraft, etc.

The Importance of Passive and Active CBRN Defensive Measures

October 17, 2016
The Importance of Passive and Active CBRN Defensive Measures

The key to calling Pakistan’s nuclear bluff lies in ensuring that the Indian armed forces are prepared to meet the threat of use of tactical nuclear weapons.

Syria’s Sad Predicament

October 14, 2016
Syria’s Sad Predicament

Is it a matter of such transcendental importance to keep Assad in power or remove him even at the cost of the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Syrians and the displacement of half of the country’s total population?

More Latin American Air Forces Prepare to Resume Shooting Down Narco-Trafficking Aircraft

October 05, 2016

The policy of shooting down aircraft suspected of narco-trafficking is one fraught with problems without any tangible impact on the narco-trade.

Human Resource Management in the Armed Forces

This monograph analyses the challenges of HRM in the Armed Forces with specific focus on transition of soldiers to a second career, as service personal retire at a comparatively young age when their personal responsibilities are at the peak. More details [+]

Address by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, HE Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on ‘Fifth Wave of Political Violence and Global Terrorism’

Riverine Neighbourhood: Hydro-politics in South Asia

Rivers are the most visible form of fresh water. Rivers are ancient and older than civilizations a ‘mini cosmos’ spawning history, tales, spirituality, and technological incursions. Flowing rivers are the largest renewable water resource as well as a crucible for both humans and aquatic ecosystem. More details [+]

Even If It Ain’t Broke Yet, Do Fix It: Enhancing Effectiveness Through Military Change

Military change is a relatively nascent area of study, especially in the Indian scenario. This book attempts to analyse this subject through an examination of existing literature, thereby co-relating some of its primary conclusion in the context of the Indian Army. More details [+]

Africa Trends

This issue includes an interesting array of articles on the dynamics of the trade in cocaine, between Latin America and West Africa; the rise of Niger Delta Avengers in the politics of Nigeria’s oil-based economy; China’s stimulated security engagement with Africa.
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Strategic Analysis - September 2016

This issue opens with a strong rejoinder to the dialogue on the future of Tibet, and contains commentaries on India’s foreign policy priorities; the roadmap of India's nuclear security, and the oil market trends and the challenges therein. Sandeep Chakravorty explores the roots of Latin American culture as he delves on the Bolivian concept of ‘Vivir Bien’ or the ‘Good Life’. More details [+]

Journal of Defence Studies - July 2016

This issue includes research articles on the Chinese maritime militia; India’s growing importance in Japan’s geo-strategic outlook; and observations on UN peace keeping with a focus on UNIFIL. It also features a perspective on Operation Golden Bird along with four book reviews. More details [+]

CBW Magazine, Summer, January-June 2016

The Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Eight Review Conference scheduled in November 2016, was concluded in April. The follow up meeting will take place in August 2016. More details [+]