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The Euro-Greek Crisis

August 04, 2015

There are distressing signals that the EU led by Germany is going in the wrong direction, moving away from the vision of its founders who aspired to build a Europe of democracies based on solidarity among Europeans.

India through the Chinese Lens

August 04, 2015

How did the Chinese media portray Prime Minister Modi’s May 2015 visit? And what does that indicate about official China’s perceptions of India given that the coverage of India in the Chinese media is overwhelmingly State-controlled?

Army Should Back the State Police Not Replace Them in Counter-Terror Operations

Shashank Ranjan

August 03, 2015

Instead of exhibiting eagerness to take a leading part in every internal security task, it would be prudent for the Army to remain alert and be prepared and willing to back up the police.

70th Commemoration Anniversary of the End of WW II: Japan's New Security Legislation and the Spotlight on Its War 'Apology'

August 03, 2015

For the 70th commemoration anniversary of the end of World War II to be meaningful, Japan, China and South Korea need to jointly address the issues involved through a combination of moral responsibility and political maturity.

The Rajapakse ‘Coup’ and Upcoming Parliamentary Election in Sri Lanka

July 28, 2015

For the people of Sri Lanka the choice is clear – between de-democratisation represented by Rajapakse and his supporters, and democratisation represented by Sirisena and his political allies.

The Modi factor in Central Asia

July 24, 2015

Modi’s activism is welcomed in Central Asian countries, though they know that India has already missed the bus and it has a lot of catching up to do.

On the Threshold of a New Procurement Regime

July 23, 2015

Recommendations that defence procurement be handled by the military brass, ministers stay out of defence deals, and an external procurement agency be set up to handle procurement and focus on indigenization are indeed extraordinary.

India-US Nuclear Deal: Only Half Realised After a Decade

July 21, 2015

While the first watt of power from foreign-aided projects may take many years to come, the 10th anniversary coincides with major transformations in India’s indigenous nuclear energy programme.

Concerns About Proposed US Rules on Cybersecurity Products

July 20, 2015

While the Wassenaar Arrangement has instant recall in nuclear circles, it has only recently become a source of turmoil in cybersecurity, after the US Bureau of Industry and Security published rules that are applicable to cyber technologies.

Why India should apply for NSG membership?

July 20, 2015

An Indian application for NSG membership should face less resistance than what china had faced. Such an option is certainly worth an attempt instead of waiting indefinitely for the NSG PGs to arrive at a consensus on inviting India.

India-Pakistan Engagement: Does Ufa Have More To It Than Meets The Eye?

July 20, 2015

The new equation is that the Americans nudge India, the Chinese press Pakistan, and together they try to ensure that things don’t go out of control in South Asia.

India and the Satellite Launch Market

July 16, 2015

While India has a reliable vehicle for launching less than 2 tonne satellites into LEO, it lacks the necessary infrastructure to obtain larger commercial benefits from this capability.

Deployment of Central Forces in the North East: Need for a Realistic Security Audit

July 15, 2015

The security audit should be done in a realistic frame and may include some interlocutors and officers of the C&AG`s department given their understanding of the functioning of the state government machinery at various tiers as well as their independence of approach.

China's Preference for Border Peace and Control over Early Resolution

July 14, 2015

Even if China has not stated that it cannot settle the border question with India in the immediate future, its actions certainly hint at its preference for border peace and control over an early resolution.

China's New Security Law: Some Preliminary Observations

July 14, 2015

By extending the notion of national security to the domains of space and the earth’s poles, the Chinese government has expressed its determination to undertake every measure to safeguard interests even in areas beyond the national border.

The Euro-Greece-Crisis: What Next?

July 09, 2015

Will Europe sleepwalk into a Grexit and the attendant collapse of Euro and the European Union as it did in World War I about a hundred years ago? The answer depends mainly on Chancellor Merkel.

China Yearbook 2014

An annual publication from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), the China Yearbook is a round-up of events and issues of significance that occurred in China during the past year and covers important developments in the domestic and foreign policy spheres. The fourth of the series, the 2014 Yearbook comprises twenty-three chapters spanning diverse yet important events that have occurred with regard to China in the year 2014. The chapters are arranged in five sections. More details [+]

Political Situation in Nepal

Address by HE Sher Bahadur Deuba, Former Prime Minister of Nepal and Senior Leader of the Nepali Congress More details [+]

Issues of South China Sea and Future Prognosis: A Philippine Perspective

Address by The Honorable Evan P. Garcia, Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines More details [+]

Non-Traditional Security Challenges in Asia: Approaches and Responses

Asia is challenged by a number of non-traditional security issues including the food–energy–water nexus, climate change, transnational crime, terrorism, disaster relief and economic performance. This volume categorizes and clarifies some key emerging issues in the area and looks at their interconnectedness and implications. More details [+]

Journal of Defence Studies, July-September 2015

Commemorating 50 years of the 1965 India-Pakistan War, the July-September 2015 special issue provides a broad overview of the war by covering a range of actions and events spanning the diplomatic, tactical and strategic space, with the additional scope of relating them to the present conditions prevalent with Pakistan. More details [+]

Strategic Analysis, Volume 39, Issue 4

In the current issue of Strategic Analysis, contributions range from, a quantitative analytical perspective on national security to the Nepalese perspective on the challenges being encountered by the country’s policy planners towards federalism. The South China Sea continues to engage scholars and a contribution on the maritime-diplomatic perspective with an Indian view adds to the read. There is also an interesting policy paper on the Indian Ocean Region. More details [+]

Realising the ASEAN-India Vision for Partnership and Prosperity

This volume is based on the proceedings of Delhi Dialogue VI held in March 2014. It epitomizes the growing dialogue between India and ASEAN at all levels. Delhi Dialogue brings together practitioners, corporate leaders, opinion makers, academics and journalists, every year, to discuss a wide range of issues of common interest and concern that animate India - ASEAN relationship . More details [+]

Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy

In May 2013, China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea (Asia 5) were given status as permanent observers in the Arctic Council. It was a symbolic and significant moment in the history of Arctic affairs. The list of stakeholders in the Arctic has now expanded to include both the Arctic littoral states and the five Asian states. More details [+]