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The 2017 By-elections in Myanmar: A Warning Signal for Suu Kyi?

The result of the by-election clearly indicates the need for the NLD government to speedily engender trust among the ethnic minorities. A successful peace process and peace negotiations can be one aspect of it.

April 05, 2017

The Uncertain Overhang on Scotland of the Brexit Process

In the face of Brexit, the continued union of UK and Scotland hinges on arriving at a suitable political accommodation between the UK and the broad spectrum of the Scottish polity and the public.

April 03, 2017

Democratization Process in Kazakhstan Unfolds

Despite the opacity of Central Asian politics, the course of political change in the region is likely to be smooth, which is also essential for peace and stability within and outside Central Asia.

April 03, 2017

Potency of the JMB threat to India’s Security

Potency of the JMB threat to India’s Security

In the wake of reports that more than 2000 terrorists belonging to the JMB and HUJI-B have entered India, it is imperative to assess the potency of the JMB threat to India’s security and the counter terrorism measures that need to be undertaken to curb the same.

April 03, 2017

China’s growing military ties with Nepal

China has created a constituency within the Nepal Army during the last few years. Some senior officers of the NA favour deeper military cooperation with China to reap more benefits.

March 31, 2017

India and China Need to Move Past Tensions

The strategic dialogue should focus on the fundamentals of shared beliefs and political culture, and be supported by widespread engagement at the provincial, governmental and academic levels.

March 29, 2017

Revisiting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

India’s current nuclear doctrine does not call for an automatic massive retaliation for Pakistan’s use of TNWs against Indian troops on Pakistan soil. However, this does not mean that such an attack will go unanswered.

March 27, 2017

Costa Rica’s Challenge: Maintaining Internal Security without an Army

Costa Rica is determined to maintain a demilitarised approach to internal security despite the increasing challenge from violent transnational organized crime largely linked to the trade in illegal narcotics.

March 23, 2017

Was there ever an Arab Spring?

Was there ever an Arab Spring?

Though it began as a search for a path to political democracy, the Arab Spring was used or misused by external powers and entrenched interests within the Arab world to prevent the march towards democracy.

March 23, 2017

To deal with China, India needs to return to strategic fundamentals

It is time to engage in a dialogue process not just for enhancing strategic trust but also to think more cunningly about how to benefit from China’s riches by gaining access to Chinese credit and technology, and securing markets for Indian products.

March 21, 2017

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