Public Finance and National Security: Deficit Reduction and the American Military in a Time of Diminished Resources

The United States faces a budget crisis of proportions with no precedent in its recent history. The country’s economic dominance since the end of World War II has supported a military posture with global reach and influence.

February 24, 2011

Piracy: A Fresh Look is Essential

A fresh look is required at the international level to deal with this scourge effectively. It is time for India to take the lead and push for a change in tack both regionally and in international fora.

February 14, 2011

An Apocalypse Lurks in the Korean Peninsula

The temporary hope of peace returning to the Korean peninsula following North Korea’s peace overtures dissipated no sooner than it started when North Korean negotiators walked out of the meeting room at the DMZ in Panmunjam.

February 14, 2011

Accelerating India's “Look West Policy” in the Gulf

The Gulf region is important for India because of increased cooperation in the fields of trade, business, politics and security. The "Look West Policy" intends to further deepen India's engagement with its "extended neighbourhood."

February 04, 2011

Crisis in Egypt: Implications for India

In the past India has followed a policy of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other countries. However, it cannot shy away from its commitment and support to a peaceful mass movement for political reform.

February 04, 2011

Hu Jintao’s State Visit to the United States: An attempt to put the Sino-US narrative in place

While the Chinese president’s trip concluded with a joint statement and the signing of trade and investment deals, it achieved little in terms of addressing pressing global problems and bilateral issues.

February 01, 2011

Managing the 3Ms of Military Readiness

Money, manpower and material (3Ms) determine a state's capacity to leverage its hard power for fulfilling its national security objectives.

January 28, 2011

India and Indonesia: Trade and Investment Complementarities

To maximise gains from their bilateral relations, India and Indonesia have to tread a middle path - a mix of furthering economic complementarities while competing to attract foreign investments.

January 25, 2011

A Critical Review of Defence Procurement Procedure 2011

In the absence of reforms in several areas, DPP-2011 may not be able to achieve its stated objectives of expeditious procurement and greater involvement of domestic industry in defence production.

January 25, 2011

Forging India’s Hard Power in the New Century

The changing security environment calls for re-fashioning the use of hard power, which may have to be managed differently in the future.

January 24, 2011