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Challenges Before Noda Yoshihiko

September 06, 2011

If Noda falters, Japan’s importance in the global community would be considerably diminished and it will be left with the role of a marginal power

The Continuing ‘State of Emergency’ in Sri Lanka

September 05, 2011

Removing emergency regulations while continuing with militarisation and a massive project of policing in socio-cultural arenas do not indicate a journey towards normalcy.

Diana: A Human Face to Expatriates

September 05, 2011

Until I met Diana, the South Asian Diaspora in the Middle East meant six million Indians, $50 billion in annual remittances and the problems of evacuation during crises. Diana put a human face to that understanding.

Public Private Partnership In Procurement Practices

September 05, 2011

An efficient, transparent PPP policy dovetailed with an effective FDI framework will not only ensure that state-of-the-art defence equipment is procured but will also be instrumental in enabling transfer of technology.

The Arctic as a Global Common

September 02, 2011

India’s ‘strategic community’ must take the lead in articulating the debating the idea of including the Arctic in the discourse on global commons.

RoK’s Jeju Island Naval Base

September 01, 2011

The Jeju naval base is intended to serve two objectives: to protect the country from possible missile attacks from North Korea and to allow the United States to station Aegis class destroyers.

Is the Mumbai Police Geared up to the Task of Combating Terrorism?

August 30, 2011

This Issue Brief reviews the progress or lack thereof on the front of modernization of police forces under the Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF) Scheme, with specific reference to the Mumbai Police.

Issues Before the 7th Biological Weapons Review Conference

August 30, 2011

Given its record and its efforts to promote bio-security and bio-safety, India should adopt a proactive role in strengthening the BTWC further.

Why India’s Coastal Security Arrangement Falters?

August 26, 2011

If India’s coastal security has to become strong, it is essential for the police forces in the coastal states to shed their land centric outlook and turn their attention to coastal security duties as well.

The Reunification of the Two Koreas: Diplomatic Factors

August 24, 2011

In a multi-polar international order and in view of Asia’s growing economy, understanding the PRC and India would be an ongoing task for the ROK in its diplomatic efforts towards reunification.