IDSA COMMENT

India’s Contribution to Global Governance of Peacekeeping

Indian interventions on the subject of peacekeeping is a testimony to its abiding interest not only in the workings of the peacekeeping mechanism but also in the global governance of peacekeeping.

February 17, 2022

PLA Border Defence Troops’ Winter Preparations: Signalling Deterrence

China’s varied winter planning logistics show a broader strategy to gain mastery over high-altitude conditions and increase combat preparedness against India.

February 14, 2022

Ukraine Crisis and US–Russia Face-off at UN Security Council

As the emerging Cold War theatrics and veto politics threaten to further paralyse the functioning of UNSC, the Ukraine crisis is unlikely to abate any time soon.

February 08, 2022

Rereading Xi Jinping’s New Year Address

Xi Jinping’s New Year address implicitly underlined his intent of directing China to look inward. While this strategy to turn inward may have been triggered more by domestic exigencies than by external systemic pressure, the implications will be felt both domestically and internationally.

February 04, 2022

AFSPA: Looking Beyond the Oting Incident

The debate and discussion about the AFSPA should attempt to find what led to the employment of the army in the first place. The answers might offer solutions to the entire problem.

February 03, 2022

The Houthi Attacks on UAE

The recent Houthi attacks on the UAE have widened the ambit of the ongoing war in Yemen, and are likely to prolong the instability in and around Yemen and hinder the regional and international efforts towards establishing peace in the country.

February 03, 2022

Tonga Calamity: Impact of Natural Disasters on Submarine Cables

The recent eruption of the submarine volcano and the resultant shutdown of Tonga’s telecommunication, has cast light on the impact of natural disasters on the global communication systems, especially in the tiny and distant islands.

February 01, 2022

P-5 Joint Nuclear Statement: Much Ado about Nothing?

The recently issued joint statement by P-5 countries on preventing nuclear war and avoiding arms race, does not seem to go beyond the routine statements made in the past. The NPT member countries demanding concrete steps on nuclear disarmament will have to wait for more time.

January 31, 2022

Challenge of Recidivism to Counter-Radicalisation Programmes

The false compliance present within the radicalised individuals and convicted terrorist offenders pose a considerable threat to the society, following their release from de-radicalisation-based institutions.

January 28, 2022

Unmanned Aircraft System and Indian Industries

While India is establishing a strong aviation ecosystem by bringing together all stakeholders including the government, DPSUs, tri-services, academia and industry partners, it is believed that private Indian industries will be the crusaders for the government in defence production, particularly in the UAV vertical.

January 27, 2022

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