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Obama’s AfPak Review should emphasise on Peace Talks with the Taliban

November 23, 2010

The US needs to take direct charge of the peace talks prong of strategy to meet the mid-2011 deadline of beginning its troops withdrawal as well as to enable NATO departure by 2014.

Indo-US Defence Cooperation: Set to Chart a New Trajectory

November 23, 2010

The most important though understated aspect of Obama’s visit to India was the forward movement on almost all facets of defence cooperation.

Indonesia- China relations: Challenges and Opportunities

November 22, 2010

During the course of their sixty year-old bilateral relationship, Indonesia and China have gone through many ups and downs. A great part of the formative years of this relationship was marred by mutual apathy, if not distrust.

Why Japan’s economy is ailing?

November 22, 2010

Japan needs to structurally transform domestic demand by focusing on its service sector – medical services, education, environment, and health.

Cold Start as Deterrence against Proxy War

November 22, 2010

As long as the sub-conventional deterrence holds, the enunciation of the Cold Start doctrine actually introduces a degree of strategic stability in the region.

North Korea – Construction of Nuclear Power Plant

November 18, 2010

In the latest game of one-upmanship, North Korea has up the ante by announcing to the world that there is no stopping its nuclear development programme.

The 2010 U.S. Mid-Term Elections and American Foreign Policy

November 16, 2010

International security analysts must begin a discussion on how reductions in the U.S. defence budget will influence the nature of bilateral security relationships across Asia

Russia-China-India Trilateral: Calibrating a Fine Balance

November 15, 2010

The importance of the RIC trilateral initiative lies in the fact that India, Russia and China, as countries with growing international influence, can make substantive contributions to global peace, security and stability.

Karachi is Burning, Pakistan is Tottering

November 15, 2010

The continuing spiral of violence in Karachi signals the slow but gradual melting of a nuclear-armed State controlled by a military allied with global terrorist networks.

New Zealand’s Defence White Paper 2010

November 15, 2010

As an island country deep down in the Pacific, New Zealand’s security is under no great direct threat from any external source, though turbulence in the neighbourhood would be a matter of concern.