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 first issue of 2014 seeks to sustain the readers’ interest through contributions that critically evaluate India’s neighbourhood policy. Articles offer perspectives of states as stakeholders; explore India’s regional economic integration prospects with ASEAN and China and the challenges thereof; the role and relevance of cultural diplomacy in regional cooperation in South Asia; and the increasing significance of digital policy in foreign policy formulation. The issue also comprises commentaries on the conflict in Syria; a view on the recent general elections in Pakistan; and on the extent to which the Dalai Lama continues to be important in Tibetans’ perception for resolving their stalemate with China.