IDSA COMMENT

Raising Defence Budget to Three Per Cent of GDP

May 08, 2017

Speaking at the United Service Institution on May 4, 2017, the Chief of the Army Staff said that India needs to spend much more on military modernisation to ensure that economic growth continues unhindered.

India-Cyprus Relations: Need for Consistency and Diversity

May 08, 2017

New Delhi should leverage the prospective post-Brexit scenario as well as the enormous goodwill India has enjoyed consistently since Cyprus`s independence, to boost and deepen bilateral trade and investment relations with Nicosia.

FDI in Defence: Need for Liberalisation and Simplification

May 04, 2017

The government should set up a task force to engage with potential investors and investees and evolve a simplified FDI policy, which has different slabs for different kinds of activities and is free from terms and conditions that are difficult to understand and implement.

The North Korean Nuclear Conundrum

May 03, 2017

A rational decision maker in the White House does not have all options on the table and cannot start a war without South Korea’s consent. Diplomacy is the only option and this is as obvious as obvious can be.

India Hyphenates Turkey

April 28, 2017
India Hyphenates Turkey

The timing of its engagements with Armenia and Cyprus is a clear indication that India is hyphenating its relations with Turkey. By simultaneously engaging with his regional adversaries, India is hoping to influence Erdogan’s attention and priorities.

Mapping the Recent Russian Protests

April 21, 2017

At a time of heightened nationalism over the Ukrainian confrontation, these events cast doubts about the narrative of a stable political system.

Turkish Referendum: Will it lead to Autocratic Rule?

April 20, 2017

The post-referendum changes in Turkey will have far reaching implications not only for the form of government but also for the long-term future of the republic and adversely affect democratic consolidation.

Is President Trump’s Foreign Policy Shaping Up?

April 20, 2017

What to make of the combination of Trump’s missile strikes in Syria, changes of mind about China and Russia, warnings to North Korea, signals about scaling up military presence in Afghanistan, and outreach to Turkey?

Severing Gilgit Baltistan’s Kashmir link

April 19, 2017

Subsuming Gilgit Baltistan as a province may propel a paradigmatic shift and redrawing of Kashmir strategy across both sides of the Line of Control.

Why has India chosen to become a member of the International Energy Agency

April 19, 2017

Given that over 70 per cent of the world's energy consumption comes under the IEA umbrella, the association with the agency will substantially increase India’s relevance in global energy governance.

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