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Strategic Analysis

Strategic Analysis is the bimontly journal of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. It is published by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom.

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The Journal provides a forum for independent research, analyses, and commentaries on national, regional and international security issues that have policy relevance. It seeks to promote a better understanding of Indian thinking on contemporary national and international themes. The Journal reflects a diversity of views from the strategic and international relations studies community both from within and outside India. The flagship in the IDSA stable of publications, Strategic Analysis began as a monthly journal in April 1977 and served as a medium for publishing commentaries on current events. From early 1987, its contents came to include both research articles as well as commentaries on national and international developments. It was transformed into a quarterly, refereed, journal in 2002. Routledge has been publishing the journal in a bi-monthly format since January 2007.

Scholars and analysts are welcome to submit well-researched papers for publication in this refereed journal.

Submissions should be directed to Mr. Vivek Kaushik, Associate Editor at

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Current Issue: May 2017

The contributions in the current issue draw the attention of readers towards, a doctrinal shift to ocean-centric strategic thinking in China’s Indian Ocean strategy against the backdrop of its naval base development in Djibouti; an analysis of Japan’s foreign policy under Prime Minister Abe, from the prism of proactive regional engagement and pacifism and ‘strategic hedging’; and the key ‘turning points’ in India’s economic development post-independence (1947–1991) to examine the impact of political, economic, social and ideational factors on India’s economic strategies and explain their complexities, among others.

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