Strategic Analysis

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  • 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.

    For subscription and other details, please visit the Routledge website

    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 veekay.vivek@gmail.com

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    Current Issue: September 2017

    Collectively, the articles in the current issue of Strategic Analysis are praxis-oriented that engages with ideas and its enactment. The lead article examines India-US maritime-strategic convergence and the imperative of the two countries navies to go beyond ‘combined exercises’ to ‘combined operations’. Other articles include the implication of Counterinsurgency theory in the Northeast; the concept and practice of hybrid warfare as applied by the US; and how South Africa’s frame’s its soft power approach. An interesting essay on the Siachen glacier digs into the archives and conceptualises the historical dimensions of the Siachen conflict.

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