IDSA COMMENT

Does India Need Thermonuclear Weapons

While thermonuclear weapons are not necessary for maintaining a credible deterrent, they serve the purpose of enabling India to make effective use of its relatively limited fissile material stockpile.

September 22, 2017

The March of Folly Jointly Led By Kim Jong-Un And Donald Trump

The crisis over North Korea’s reckless but successful pursuit of nuclear- weapon capability and the misguided response thereto by the United States is taking the world nearer to an unnecessary and perfectly avoidable catastrophe.

September 12, 2017

Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons and the Indian Nuclear Doctrine

The nuclear escalation risk cannot be contained by the revision of India’s minimum deterrence policy but with a change in Pakistan’s behaviour.

September 11, 2017

US-Pakistan ties at a crossroads

Pakistan’s responses with reference to the US encouraging India to play a greater role in Afghanistan raise an intriguing question: were Trump’s statements on India part of a gambit to extract cooperation from Pakistan?

September 11, 2017

Rohingya Crisis Needs a Regional Solution

The Rohingya crisis is not just Myanmar’s domestic problem but a regional issue and it needs to be tackled at the regional level in a more comprehensive way.

September 08, 2017

US ups the ante in Cyberspace

The US decision to elevate its Cyber Command to that of a Unified Combatant Command sends a strong signal to entities and countries inimical to its interests to recalibrate their security calculus.

August 25, 2017

A New Equilibrium with China: Near simultaneous rise of neighbours is not unprecedented in Asia

Will the next meeting between PM Modi and President Xi at the Xiamen BRICS Summit lead to what Foreign Secretary Jaishankar has described as a new equilibrium?

August 25, 2017

Decoding Russia's 2017 Naval Doctrine

Russia’s new naval doctrine seeks to defend Russia’s core security interests in the neighbourhood and project power judiciously beyond its periphery.

August 24, 2017

Making the Right to Information (RTI) work in Defence

Adhering to the RTI Act in letter and spirit will lead to more responsible decision-making, greater accountability, and more credibility to the actions of the MoD.

August 21, 2017

Panchsheel was noble, but did China embrace it ever?

Before selectively invoking historical contexts and postulates such as Panchsheel, Chinese officials need to ask themselves “do we have the right to say this.”

August 18, 2017

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