IDSA COMMENT

Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

May 03, 2016
Rethinking India’s approach towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Ceding PoK as part of a settlement does not comport with India’s national and strategic interests, especially in terms of dealing with the challenge posed by China-Pakistan collaboration.

Inserting PoK into the Kashmir Conundrum

May 03, 2016
Inserting PoK into the Kashmir Conundrum

India needs to proactively buttress its broader position by affixing/prefixing the issue of Pakistan occupied Kashmir to the bilateral agenda every time the issue of Kashmir comes up for discussion.

Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

May 02, 2016
Libya’s frustrating quest for itself

When can we expect to see Libya having a single government and starting the daunting journey towards democracy?

The Maoist Global Web

April 29, 2016
The Maoist Global Web

The external linkages of the Maoists are wide, stretching from Latin America to South East Asia. These linkages have, essentially, given them visibility and propaganda, and very occasionally weapons.

Buy (IDDM) or Buy (Indian): Horns of a Dilemma

April 29, 2016
Buy (IDDM) or Buy (Indian): Thorns of a Dilemma

If a product is indigenously designed, developed and manufactured, should the percentage of indigenous content in that product really matter so much?

Strategic Partnerships: A Critical Overview of the Aatre Task Force Report

April 26, 2016
Strategic Partnerships: A Critical Overview of the Aatre Task Force Report

The Task Force has not extended the principle of Strategic Partnership to the whole gamut of big contracts in which the private sector is supposed to play a major role. And it visualises strategic partners as poor cousins of state-owned entities.

Social Media and the Encryption Challenge

April 22, 2016
Social Media and the Encryption Challenge

The need of the moment is an encryption policy that does not come in the way of innovation but at the same time reduces undue opportunities for criminal and terrorist activities.

China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

April 22, 2016
China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

China’s continuing complicity in nuclear proliferation networks would weaken the global nuclear security regime. Hence, China must cooperate with the international community for reinvesting the benefits achieved by the Nuclear Security Summit process, and help develop stronger nuclear security architecture in the Indian subcontinent.

Satellite for SAARC: Pakistan’s Missed Opportunity

April 19, 2016
Satellite for SAARC: Pakistan’s Missed Opportunity

SAARC satellite was an opportunity for Pakistan to display its enthusiasm for space cooperation with India, but its strategic calculations appear to have ‘jammed’ its vision.

Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

April 19, 2016
Continued Israeli Settlement Policy in the Occupied Territories

Settler entrenchment has reached a point where no peaceful assimilation of the entire West Bank into a compact territory of a future Palestine state and a harmonious division of Jerusalem city linked to this entity may be possible.

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