IDSA COMMENT

July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

July 26, 2016
July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

On July 27, 1990, Trinidad experienced its own day of infamy when the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen staged an armed insurrection and held hostage the then Prime Minister, most of his cabinet and several opposition MPs, plus the staff of the television and radio networks.

Extension of the Disturbed Areas Act in Nagaland

July 25, 2016
Extension of the Disturbed Areas Act in Nagaland

Application of AFSPA and DAA provisions to the eastern districts of Nagaland and to districts or select areas bordering Arunachal Pradesh and the Myanmar frontier would have sent an appropriate message to shore up public confidence for an overall settlement of the Naga issue.

Inter-State Council and Internal Security

July 25, 2016
Inter-State Council and Internal Security

The Inter-State Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, is the best constitutional forum at the disposal of the Union Government to deal with challenges relating to internal security.

Why JMB is of Concern to India

July 21, 2016

Bangladesh-based terror groups acting against India is not new. What is new is a Bangladeshi terror group based in India acting against both India and Bangladesh. Needless to say, robust counterterrorism cooperation between India and Bangladesh is imperative to tackling common enemies like JMB.

The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

July 20, 2016
The Attempted Coup in Turkey: What Next?

Erdogan and Gulen were allies until 2013 when a corruption scandal erupted and Gulen’s followers in the judiciary and police investigated ministers and officials close to Erdogan.

Philippine Naval Weakness Hampers Response to South China Sea Award

July 19, 2016
Philippine Naval Weakness Hampers Response to South China Sea Award

As the need for a modern and capable naval force grows ever more urgent, it remains to be seen if the Philippine Navy’s latest modernisation plans will become a reality or be still-born as was the case with earlier efforts.

The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Has David Taken Down Goliath

July 14, 2016
The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea

Whether the ruling would induce China to adopt a fresh look at the dispute or it would only further complicate the domestic and regional political situations will depend on the domestic, regional and international responses in the coming days and weeks.

Understanding Duterte: The Unpredictable President of The Philippines

July 14, 2016
Understanding Duterte: The Unpredictable President of The Philippines

The Hague Tribunal’s decision and China’s take on it are unlikely to compel Duterte to ignore economic interests that can be furthered through cooperation with China.

South China Sea Ruling: India Strikes the Right Balance

July 14, 2016
South China Sea Ruling: India Strikes the Right Balance

While using unexceptionable language, India has actually not supported the Chinese position in the South China Sea and has called upon China to adhere to the limits laid down in the UNCLOS.

Wither CARICOM? – Prospects Post-Brexit

July 11, 2016
Wither CARICOM? – Prospects Post-Brexit

“Brexit” has led to much concern within the Caribbean Community, as it assesses its possible impact upon its plans for greater regional integration. One cannot completely rule out the possibility of some of the member-states of CARICOM going the British way.

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