IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

Does Acquisition of Critical Technologies through ToT truly benefit India?

While developing critical defence technologies has undeniable benefits, their acquisition through Transfers of Technology brings numerous complexities and eventually may deliver limited benefits.

June 20, 2017

Paraguay’s Military: Internal Security Challenges vs Bloc Obsolescence

Paraguay’s military faces the twin challenges of maintaining internal and external security, and fighting narco-trafficking while facing bloc obsolescence of its existing assets.

June 12, 2017

India Gears Up to Enter the Eurasian Integration Path

As India enters the Eurasian integration path, it needs to be aware that there is an emerging trend in favour of intra-regional cooperation in Central Asia.

June 07, 2017

St. Petersburg Metro Bombing: Al Qaeda Redux

The Imam Shamil Battalion has claimed responsibility for the April 3 metro bombing in St. Petersburg and conveyed that the attack was retaliation against Russia’s targeting of jihadis in Syria, Libya and Chechnya.

May 25, 2017

Voter’s Dilemma: Data Leaks and Electoral Interventions

The DNC and En Marche hacking instances offer a peek into the future: data leaks and cyber means of electoral intervention are likely to become an unfortunate and inevitable part of the electoral process.

May 22, 2017

Modi Redefines India’s Palestine Policy

Behind the media hype about India's ‘unwavering support' for the Palestinian cause, there is a subtle but unmistakable shift in its policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

May 18, 2017

India-Turkey Relations: Frozen in Time?

India-Turkey relations are expected to gradually move in a positive direction based on new found interests and some common grounds.

May 12, 2017

AIIB Chronicle: China’s Ambition Behind Infrastructure Investment

AIIB is a Chinese dominated bank and the Chinese excitement about AIIB is based on the control and strategic clout that Beijing, the bank’s main architect, wields over its functioning.

March 21, 2017

How Nagas Perceive the Creation of Seven Additional Districts in Manipur

Naga leaders have alleged that Naga villages have been merged with non-Naga areas to form the new districts and that the Manipur Government did not consult all stake holders including the Hill Area Committees before taking the decision.

March 15, 2017

When the Taiwanese Came Calling: Chinese Reaction and the Indian Response

Clarity, firmness and sticking to the positive territory of the relations have to be essential elements in India’s approach towards Taiwan.

March 03, 2017

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