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Africa, Latin America, Caribbean & UN


The Centre’s research focus includes understanding developments in the African region and analysing various hotspots like Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, and the Indian Ocean Region. It also focuses on bilateral, regional as well as multilateral engagements between India and the countries of Africa. The Centre also endeavours to analyse India’s engagement with Latin American countries, particularly in forums such as IBSA, BRICS, etc.

In addition, the Centre carries out research on the broader theme of India and the United Nations. It deals with important topics that come up in the Security Council and those that hold relevance and significance to India’s foreign policy.

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More Latin American Air Forces Prepare to Resume Shooting Down Narco-Trafficking Aircraft

October 05, 2016

The policy of shooting down aircraft suspected of narco-trafficking is one fraught with problems without any tangible impact on the narco-trade.

Coast Guards in the Western Hemisphere – The Dutch Connection

September 27, 2016

The Dutch Shipbuilding Company Damen’s success in the Western Hemisphere has important lessons for ship manufacturers who wish to export small and medium sized patrol vessels to the region and elsewhere.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

September 21, 2016
Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Arms: Inefficient Duplication of Effort

For Trinidad and Tobago, having two Air Arms has led to duplication of effort that has rendered existing assets less effective than they otherwise might have been. A faulty procurement process has also led to an incompatibility of both aircraft and avionics.

Latin America Post the Impeachment of Dilma Rouseff

September 06, 2016

The salience of the impact of the Rouseff-related developments lie in the fact that there is a degree of similarity in the economic policies of the erstwhile Rouseff Government and its counterparts in some of the other Latin American countries…

Ethnicity and Security Forces in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago

September 05, 2016

The perception of discrimination and the attendant reluctance of Indo-Trinidadians and Indo-Guyanese to enlist in proportionate numbers gives rise to a circle of claims of discrimination that never augur well for good race relations.