Trump’s Energy Plan – More Volatility for Oil Geopolitics

December 05, 2016

Although President-elect Trump has declared his intention to deregulate the fossil fuel sector in order to make America less energy import dependent, but over time, this will lead to an increase in supplies in an already over-supplied oil (and gas) market and send prices into a further downward spiral.

It is Terrorism by Daish, Not Jihad by Islamic State

December 05, 2016

Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force: Poised for Capability Growth

November 30, 2016

The capabilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be significantly boosted in the current phase of modernisation but the air wing still lacks resources.

Indonesian President’s Visit to India : A Visit of Strategic Significance

November 25, 2016

President Jokowi’s state visit to India in December is an opportunity to develop a truly strategic relationship that covers maritime security and defence of the Indo-Pacific, economic relations, and cultural, training educational, and people-to-people interactions that can contribute to the realisation of the full potential of two major Asian powers in the 21st century.

CPEC: Corridor of Discontent

November 23, 2016

The Brief flags the political discontent in the three major regions that lie in the CPEC’s trajectory.

Cross-Strait Relations: The Lull before the Storm?

November 23, 2016

The new direction of Cross-Strait relations, for better or worse, is largely expected only after the 19th CPC Congress in October-November 2017.

Benefitting from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

November 22, 2016

Any Indian initiative which is economically prudent and culturally appropriate could neutralise those advantages China seeks to draw from its Belt and Road Initiative vis-à-vis India, and even maximise its benefits.

Illegal Migration From Bangladesh: Deportation, Border Fences and Work Permits

This monograph analyses the socio-economic and political impact of the presence of a large number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants on the receiving societies within India. More details [+]

Keynote address by Foreign Secretary Dr S. Jaishankar on India and the Great Powers: Continuity and Change

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India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order

This book looks at the nuances and politics that the two countries attach to multilateral institutions and examines how they receive, react to and approach each other’s presence and upsurge. More details [+]

Strategic Analysis - October 2016

This special issue of Strategic Analysis entitled ‘Russia in Global Affairs’ written by leading Russian foreign policy experts presents a comprehensive view of the structure of the new international order, major international tendencies and problems, and Russia’s place in this system. More details [+]

Journal of Defence Studies - October 2016

The current issue features articles that look at stress in the Armed Forces from a public health perspective; issues pertaining to transfer of defence technology to India; and a discussion on the terrorist group ISIS along with possible future scenarios. It also includes five detailed book reviews. More details [+]

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 [+]

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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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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