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.
The March-April 2014 special issue of Strategic Analysis discusses many aspects of nuclear security in the backdrop of the forthcoming March 2014 summit at The Hague. There is broad agreement among the authors regarding the basic components of the nuclear security summits, but they recommend different routes to achieve the goal. Authors discuss various dimensions of nuclear security. Naeem Salik maps the threat while articles by Kenneth N. Luongo, Rajiv Nayan and Mustafa Kibaroglu analyse the future, the present and the past of the summit process. Wyn Bowen and Christopher Hobbs in their article address the important issue of balancing confidentiality and transparency. Vitaly Fedchenko writes about the potential role of nuclear forensics in detecting smuggling of nuclear materials. Ravi Grover analyses the role of science and technology in nuclear security while Alexandra Toma examines the role played by non-governmental organisations in promoting nuclear security.