IDSA COMMENT

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?

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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

What Can India Expect from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?

India should use SCO for building convergences with China and Russia as well as minimise the intensity of China-Pakistan alignment which undercuts India’s direct access to Eurasia.

June 05, 2017

An Assessment of the Strategic Partnership Model in Defence Industry

The SP model, if implemented well, is likely to have a number of benefits for both the private sector and the larger Indian defence industry.

June 02, 2017

Fog clears over industrial licensing for defence industry but questions remain

There seems to be no clear advantage of giving an overarching role to the Ministry of Home Affairs as regards formulation of policy or grant of industrial licence for manufacture or export of defence items.

May 29, 2017

Global Consequences of the Trump Presidency

President Trump’s victory and his subsequent actions after assuming the presidency seem to indicate the US withdrawal from a leadership role towards a degree of insulation from world affairs.

May 26, 2017

Portents of France’s International Posture under Emanuel Macron

Emanuel Macron is likely to set different trends with regard to policy towards the EU, the Francophone region of Africa, the UN, major powers as well as medium and pivotal countries like India and Japan.

May 24, 2017

Strategic Partnership Model – formulation of the scheme a big challenge

The objective of promoting Indian industry can be achieved in a simpler manner if after selecting the platform to be inducted MoD leaves it to the foreign OEM to tie up with the Indian company of its choice.

May 22, 2017

Preference for Local Industry in Defence Contracts: What India Can Do

The new enabling provision in GFR-2017 provides the MoD a chance to amend its own procurement document and include a provision of production reservation and price preference for domestic industry.

May 22, 2017

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