IDSA STRATEGIC COMMENTS

Will the GCC Survive?

It is unrealistic and naïve to expect Qatar to surrender. And it is not beyond diplomacy to work out a face-saving formula

June 27, 2017

More than a family feud: Arab Gulf unity under stress

The GCC is witnessing a massive diplomatic crisis because of Riyadh’s assertiveness, on the one hand, and Doha’s resistance to a Saudi-dominated regional order, on the other.

June 27, 2017

Challenges for the New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

The real test for Bin-Salman would be to manage the three-pronged challenge of keeping royal unity intact, expediting economic reforms and ensuring regional stability.

June 23, 2017

A Forecast of the Modi-Trump Meeting

No new initiative likely on strategic cooperation front, and complaints on H1B visa issue unlikely to fall on receptive ears since available data does not support the current Indian urban myth.

June 22, 2017

Crisis in the Gulf: Implications for India

Crisis in the Gulf: Implications for India

Qatar is the largest supplier of LNG to India, accounting for over 65 per cent of India’s global import and 15 per cent of Qatar’s export of LNG.

June 22, 2017

Analysing Aadhaar through the Prism of National Security

Though there might be several prevalent concerns over Aadhaar’s data security, these do not outweigh the benefits it has to offer.

June 22, 2017

Ten Imponderables in the Strategic Partnership Scheme

Why the objective sought to be achieved through the strategic partnership scheme could not be attained by resorting to an existing provision in DPP 2016?

June 22, 2017

Russia’s Engagement with the Taliban

In December 2015, the Russian Foreign Ministry revealed that Russia was engaging in intelligence sharing with the Taliban to counter the growing presence of the Islamic State in Afghanistan.

June 21, 2017

Modi Meets Trump – What To Expect?

The main objective would be for Modi and Trump to come on the same page on key issues such as terrorism, UN reforms, South China Sea and the future of climate change.

June 21, 2017

Uruguay’s Armed Forces – Maintaining Effectiveness on a Budget

While Uruguay has been able to preserve the combat capability of its armed forces despite budgetary restrictions, it remains to be seen whether this can continue without substantial infusions of money for capital acquisitions.

June 20, 2017

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