IDSA COMMENT

China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

September 29, 2016
China’s One-Road-One Belt Initiative: A New Model of Global Governance

India should seek to ‘redefine’ OROB to add a strong component for a ‘Digital Asia’, as that is where our comparative advantage lies, and for Asian connectivity to have two nodes, in China and in India, as has been the case throughout history.

Cancellation of the SAARC Summit: Has India Succeeded in Isolating Pakistan Regionally?

September 29, 2016
Cancellation of the SAARC Summit

The reactions of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India indicate a new regional consensus that state sponsored terrorism cannot be dealt with only at the bilateral level.

Significance of the Jordanian Parliamentary Election

September 28, 2016

The most significant outcome of the Jordanian parliamentary election has been the participation of the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the political wing of the officially banned Muslim Brotherhood. In many ways, this election is a test of King Abdullah’s commitment to electoral reforms.

Coast Guards in the Western Hemisphere – The Dutch Connection

September 27, 2016

The Dutch Shipbuilding Company Damen’s success in the Western Hemisphere has important lessons for ship manufacturers who wish to export small and medium sized patrol vessels to the region and elsewhere.

DPRK’s Nuclear Provocations and the Indian Response

September 27, 2016

India needs to engage more pointedly with South Korea, Japan, the United States and even bilaterally with DPRK to convey its concerns regarding the latter’s strategic cooperation with Pakistan.

The End of an Era in Uzbekistan

September 26, 2016

President Islam Karimov’s foremost contribution to the region and the world is to shield Uzbekistan from the onslaught of radical Islam.

Syria: The Cease-Fire that was and wasn’t

September 23, 2016

The Kerry-Lavrov agreement did not work because those who had to cease fire were not willing to abide by it.

Calibrated Responses: The Way Forward for Defeating Proxy War

September 23, 2016

Through a pragmatic strategy coupled with national will, India should undertake calibrated responses to defeat Pakistan’s proxy war game plan with a view to making its misadventures prohibitively costly and unsustainable.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

September 21, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

For Trinidad and Tobago, having two Air Arms has led to duplication of effort that has rendered existing assets less effective than they otherwise might have been. A faulty procurement process has also led to an incompatibility of both aircraft and avionics.

Can Prachanda use his India visit to resolve the Madhes issue at home?

September 16, 2016

Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal has a whole pile of problems lying unsolved at home. And he has only nine months, as set by his coalition partners, to deliver on his promises.

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