IDSA COMMENT

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

BIMSTEC at 20: Hopes and Apprehensions

BIMSTEC needs to build on regional synergies and work towards utilising the available resources optimally by focusing on fewer priority areas and undertaking projects that are economically feasible.

June 20, 2017

Britain and the European Union: Exit Now, Re-enter Later

The EU needs Britain and Britain equally needs Europe. So, an arrangement that exists today between EU and Norway could well be a model for Britain.

June 14, 2017

India’s New Initiative in Africa: The Asia–Africa Growth Corridor

The Corridor marries India’s brand of human resources development and capacity building with Japan’s objective of delivering quality infrastructure in the region.

June 13, 2017

The GCC in Troubled Waters

 Gulf Cooperation Council  2017

It is unlikely that Qatar will agree to align its foreign policy with that of Riyadh and to rein in Al Jazeera.

June 13, 2017

Harnessing Wind Power through Kites

India’s record in wind energy development is good. But the existing technology is fast becoming outdated. Evolving technologies like kite wind should therefore be considered.

June 09, 2017

Changes in the SCOMET List: What it means for the Indian Defence Industry

The formal inclusion of the Munitions List within the SCOMET framework explicitly brings the defence industry under the purview of India’s global commitment to non-proliferation.

June 08, 2017

Qatar Crisis Sharpens Regional Faultlines

The decision to target Qatar clearly indicates that the region is now divided into two camps and that the Arab Gulf countries are in no mood to accept neutral players.

June 08, 2017

Do India-Oman relations need a Push?

Oman Flag

A high level political engagement between Oman and India will push the relations in the positive direction and also provide a fresh fillip to the economic relations.

June 08, 2017

Possible Outcomes after the US Exit from the Paris Climate Agreement

China may emerge as the sole leader of global climate negotiations by supporting the Green Climate Fund, which faces a budget crisis with the US exit. This will also provide an opportunity for China to reshape its current global image.

June 06, 2017

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