IDSA COMMENT

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.

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.

Triumphant Trump and American Foreign Policy

November 22, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements during the campaign have led to alarm and concerns among America’s strongest allies.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan

November 18, 2016

While the highlight of the visit was the signing of the nuclear agreement, other agreements signed will continue the rising trajectory in the strategic, economic, political and security partnership between the two countries

Internal Security Challenges Preclude Military Reorientation in Trinidad & Tobago

November 15, 2016

The Trinidad Military, which should be concentrating on the maritime domain, is forced by expediency, to take on internal land operations.

Rivlin’s Visit to India: Envisaging Expectations

November 11, 2016

India-Israel Relations reach a new milestone with the forthcoming visit of President Reuven Rivlin to India

Blacklisting Policy on the Anvil

November 10, 2016

The proposed blacklisting policy of the Ministry of Defence must be comprehensive enough to ensure that no loose ends are left to be tied at time of implementation.

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen Conundrum: No End in Sight

November 09, 2016

Riyadh’s military intervention has neither forced the Houthis to the negotiating table nor has it restored the Hadi government in Sa’naa.

Caribbean Air Arms Requirements Offer an Opportunity for India

November 07, 2016

India can become a player of significance as its current MR/ LTA – the Dornier Do-228 – is admirably suited to meet the requirements of Caribbean Air Arms.

Can Stronger Regional Partnerships Help The UN Promote Global Stability

November 04, 2016

Though no one questions the promise of regional partnerships, there are many impediments in practically achieving it as is evident from past partnership missions of the UN.

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