IDSA COMMENT

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.

Hanging of Mufti Hannan may not mean the end of HuJI in Bangladesh

April 19, 2017

Mufti Hanna’s hanging may not mean the end of the terror outfit and definitely not the end of radical ideology in Bangladesh.

The many imponderables in sharing the Teesta waters

April 18, 2017

Unless an integrated view of Teesta basin management is adopted, the water and power needs of Sikkim and Bengal cannot be attended to in juxtaposition to the needs of Bangladesh.

Mother of All Bombs: A New Age Weapon of Mass Destruction?

April 18, 2017

Given the advertisement surrounding the use of MOAB, it is possible that the Trump administration is signalling to its adversaries the very lethal weapons in its arsenal and its willingness to use them.

CPEC and the Future of Gilgit Baltistan

April 13, 2017

Given an already upset population and the presence of anti-establishment factions, the unequal distribution of the benefits of CPEC is likely to ignite protests and cause a setback to the initiative as well to the Pakistan establishment.

Rise of Terrorism in Africa

April 13, 2017

Terrorism has grown exponentially in the African continent, not only in terms of the number of attacks but also the number of countries affected. There is an arc of instability spreading across Africa, from Nigeria in the west to Somalia in the east.

Bangladesh Prime Minister’s Delhi Visit

April 12, 2017
India-Bangladesh relations

On balance, the outcome of the visit weighed more on the side of optimism. More than 20 deals covering a wide range of issues were signed following the official talks.

Can Kim Jong-Un be tamed?

April 12, 2017

There will be little legitimacy for a pre-emptive US strike on North Korea unless Pyongyang launches a pre-meditated strike on any nation.

Revamping the Indian Foreign Service

April 11, 2017

With changing times and the growing profile of India in the international system, there is a need for a change in the structure and process of recruitment into this very important service.

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