Ten Imponderables in the Strategic Partnership Scheme

Why the objective sought to be achieved through the strategic partnership scheme could not be attained by resorting to an existing provision in DPP 2016?

June 22, 2017

Russia’s Engagement with the Taliban

In December 2015, the Russian Foreign Ministry revealed that Russia was engaging in intelligence sharing with the Taliban to counter the growing presence of the Islamic State in Afghanistan.

June 21, 2017

Modi Meets Trump – What To Expect?

The main objective would be for Modi and Trump to come on the same page on key issues such as terrorism, UN reforms, South China Sea and the future of climate change.

June 21, 2017

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 But the existing technology is fast becoming outdated.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