FDI in Defence: Need for Liberalisation and Simplification

The government should set up a task force to engage with potential investors and investees and evolve a simplified FDI policy, which has different slabs for different kinds of activities and is free from terms and conditions that are difficult to understand and implement.

May 04, 2017

The North Korean Nuclear Conundrum

A rational decision maker in the White House does not have all options on the table and cannot start a war without South Korea’s consent. Diplomacy is the only option and this is as obvious as obvious can be.

May 03, 2017

India Hyphenates Turkey

India Hyphenates Turkey

The timing of its engagements with Armenia and Cyprus is a clear indication that India is hyphenating its relations with Turkey. By simultaneously engaging with his regional adversaries, India is hoping to influence Erdogan’s attention and priorities.

April 28, 2017

Mapping the Recent Russian Protests

At a time of heightened nationalism over the Ukrainian confrontation, these events cast doubts about the narrative of a stable political system.

April 21, 2017

Turkish Referendum: Will it lead to Autocratic Rule?

The post-referendum changes in Turkey will have far reaching implications not only for the form of government but also for the long-term future of the republic and adversely affect democratic consolidation.

April 20, 2017

Is President Trump’s Foreign Policy Shaping Up?

What to make of the combination of Trump’s missile strikes in Syria, changes of mind about China and Russia, warnings to North Korea, signals about scaling up military presence in Afghanistan, and outreach to Turkey?

April 24, 2017

Severing Gilgit Baltistan’s Kashmir link

Subsuming Gilgit Baltistan as a province may propel a paradigmatic shift and redrawing of Kashmir strategy across both sides of the Line of Control.

April 19, 2017

Why has India chosen to become a member of the International Energy Agency

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.

April 19, 2017

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

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

April 19, 2017

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

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.

April 18, 2017