A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

August 29, 2016
A French Solution to India’s Defence Acquisition Problem

The biggest lesson that India can borrow is France’s integrated and centralised procurement structure, which has the dual responsibility of arms acquisition and defence industrial development.

Rebuilding the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

August 26, 2016
Rebuilding the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

A scramble for assets between the years 2013 and 2015 culminated in the procurement of a fleet of vessels that have restored a degree of capability and viability to the TTCG.

NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

August 24, 2016
NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

Given that the NSG may not be able to withhold the India membership question for long, in spite of China’s inconsistent positions, it would be unwise on India’s part to forfeit any advantage it has on the SCS issue.

New Evidence on China’s Intent behind Its Approach to the Sino-Burmese Territorial Dispute 1954-1960

This paper features a detailed discussion of a speech by Zhou Enlai on July 9, 1957 which was meant to outline “New China's” approach to the Sino-Burmese border dispute. Hitherto available primary and secondary sources do not disclose much about the contents of this particular speech by Zhou.

Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

August 22, 2016
Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

Furthering the premise of an increasingly severe security environment, Japan’s latest defence white paper has accorded relatively more space to its ‘strong concerns’ over China’s ‘active maritime expansion’ as well as progress in North Korea’s missile development programme.

South Korean Arms Exports to Latin America

August 19, 2016
South Korean Arms Exports to Latin America

ROK is employing an effective combination of gifting equipment combined with joint ventures with local industry, which has the dual effect of increasing exports and forging partnerships with domestic industries in a region where it has hitherto had a very minimal defence relationship.

Why India’s South China Sea Stand Matters

August 19, 2016
Why India’s South China Sea Stand Matters

Regardless of the concessions Beijing is willing to offer on the NSG and bilateral issues, New Delhi has reason to continue viewing China’s maritime manoeuvres in the Indian Ocean Region with suspicion.

Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary (Volume III)

This book is the third in a series of three volumes on "Kautilya and His Vocabulary" as a part of the "Indigenous Historical Knowledge" project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. 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 [+]

Understanding Dharmaand Artha in Statecraft through Kautilya’s Arthashastra

This monograph engages with and explores the concepts of dharma and artha in Kautilya's Arthashastra and also the Mahabharata, and provides a few contemporary examples.More details [+]

Securing Cyberspace: International and Asian Perspectives

This edited volume contains the papers presented at the 18the Asian Security Conference at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses held in February 2016. 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 [+]

China’s Transition under Xi Jinping

This volume is an outcome of the annual exercise of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi (IDSA) to understand and track China and its developmental course. 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 [+]

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