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    • China Yearbook 2012
      • Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA)
        2013

      An annual publication from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), The China Yearbook 2012 is a round-up of events and issues of significance that occurred in China during the past year and covers important developments in the domestic and foreign policy spheres.

      • ISBN 978-93-82512-03-5,
      • Price: ₹. 695/-
      • E-copy available
    • The Islamist Challenge in West Asia: Doctrinal and Political Competitions After the Arab Spring
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2013

      Following the Arab Spring, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) region is witnessing interactions between the various strands of Islamism-Wahhabiya in Saudi Arabia; the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and its affiliates in other Arab countries, and the radical strand represented by Al Qaeda and its associated organisations - in an environment of robust competition and even conflict. This work examines these issues in some details. It provides an overview of the political aspects of Islamic law – the Sharia, as it evolved from early Islam and, over the last two hundred years, experienced the impact of Western colonialism. This book draws on a rich variety of source material which has been embellished by the author’s extensive diplomatic experience in the Arab world over three decades.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-737-1,
      • Price: ₹. 695/-
      • E-copy available
    • Publisher: Springer
      ISBN 978-81-322-1521-9
      Price: 49,99 €
      The objective of the book is to find an answer to the rationale behind the human quest for the Mars exploration. As a comprehensive assessment for this query is undertaken, it is realized that the basic question ‘Why Mars?’ seeks various responses from technological, economic and geopolitical to strategic perspectives.

    • Asian Strategic Review
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2013

      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 year’s Asian Strategic Review

      • ISBN ISBN 978-81-8274-719-7,
      • Price: ₹. 1295/-
      • E-copy available
    • Defence Acquisition: International Best Practices
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2013

      This book is a compendium of papers presented and circulated in the International Seminar on Defence acquisition organised by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses on July 12-14, 2011. Written by the practitioners, industry leaders and subject experts, the book brings out the best international practices in defence acquisition.

      • ISBN ISBN 978-81-8274-711-1,
      • Price: ₹. 1295/-
      • E-copy available
    • Deliberations of a Working Group on Military and Diplomacy
      • Publisher: Magnum Books Pvt Ltd
        2013

      The Indian defence establishment is confronted today with what is probably its greatest challenge since Independence. Besides being prepared to wage conventional war on possibly two fronts simultaneously, our Armed Forces need to be geared to undertake this under a nuclear overhang and within a technological environment that encompasses cyber- and space-based threats. There is therefore an imperative requirement for change that would enable us to adapt to the emerging situation. The archaic organisations and processes put in place on achieving Independence must undergo radical overhaul.

      • ISBN ISBN 978-93-82512-01-1,
      • Price: ₹. 195/-
      • E-copy available
    • Pakistan on the Edge
      • Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
        2013

      The Pakistan Project of IDSA has come up with a second report titled Pakistan on the Edge. This Report takes into account various political developments in Pakistan focusing more on the events of the last two years and analyses its impact on the nation’s nascent democracy. The Report takes a broad view of the politics, emerging political alliances, economy, foreign policy, India-Pakistan relations and civil-military relations. Two chapters of this report focus on Pakistan’s English and Urdu language print media and how it looks at the critical issues of domestic and foreign policy.

      • Price: ₹. 399/-
      • E-copy available
    • India's Neighbourhood: The Armies of South Asia
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2013

      This book is an attempt to examine the role, relevance and status of the armies in the ever dynamic socio-political milieu of the countries in India’s South Asian neighbourhood. The book deals with the national armies of seven South Asian countries bordering India, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The contributors to the volume also trace out the likely trajectory of the future role and position of the armies in the given or evolving national and geo-political settings.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-706-0,
      • Price: ₹. 795/-
      • E-copy available
    • Cooperative Security Framework for South Asia
      • Publisher: Pentagon Press
        2013

      This volume brings together views of some of the most eminent scholars and security analysts from South Asia on the challenges and prospects of a cooperative security framework (CSF) in the region. The objective of the volume is to generate debate on CSF and forge a consensus on the issue at the Track-II level. The contributions critically analyse such frameworks in different regions and explore whether it is possible and practicable in the South Asian region.

      • ISBN 978-81-8274-705-0,
      • Price: ₹. 995/-
      • E-copy available
    • Net Security Provider: India’s Out-of-Area Contingency Operations
      • Publisher: Magnum Books Pvt Ltd
        2013

      The report analyses previous deployments of the Indian military outside its borders, including in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO), evacuation of Indian citizens from conflict zones and in active operations like Sri Lanka from 1987–90 and the Maldives in 1988. It then examines the current capacity and trends for executing such operations. Finally, it makes recommendations not only for the Armed Forces but for other relevant agencies as well, such as the Ministries of Defence and External Affairs, the National Security Council and the Cabinet Secretariat.

      • ISBN 978-93-82512-00-4,
      • Price: ₹. 395/-
      • E-copy available

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