Ukraine's Flirtation with China and Russia's Quest for a Eurasian Union

Ukraine has resisted Russian attempts to draw it into a closer political and economic embrace and has instead explored a closer association with the EU, NATO and even China. Recent developments indicate a turnaround in the Ukrainian attitude and may portend a closer relationship with Russia and the CIS states.

November 04, 2011

A Consideration of Sino-Indian Conflict

There is considerable interest in a possible conflict with China. However, little discussion exists in the open domain on conflict possibilities. This Brief attempts to fill this gap by dilating upon conflict scenarios along the spectrum of conflict. It brings out the need for limitation to conflict and the necessity for a grand strategic approach towards China as against a military driven one.

October 24, 2011

The Palestinian Quest for Statehood at the United Nations: International Reactions and India's Position

President Abbas' request for full UN membership for a Palestinian State may have created new opportunities for India in West Asia. New Delhi today is relatively well-positioned to contribute to the ongoing efforts for the resumption of Israeli - Palestinian talks in the coming weeks.

October 20, 2011

Yemen’s Turbulent Spring: Imminent Change amidst Continuing Conflict

Yemen is stuck in a paradoxical and ambiguous situation. While it is widely believed that regime change is necessary, in the absence of reliable alternate leadership, the risk of chaos and instability looms large.

October 18, 2011

India-Bhutan Power Cooperation: Between Policy Overtures and Local Debates

With hydel cooperation emerging as an important pillar in India-Bhutan relationship, this Issue Brief examines the challenges and opportunities in this sector in the years to come.

October 07, 2011

The Chechen Imbroglio: An Update

Terror attacks involving Chechens and other militant Islamist groups have increased in recent years and Russia needs to look beyond military measures.

October 05, 2011

Prospects and Challenges for Expanding India-Japan Economic Relations

A new tide is visible in Japan for expanding Indo-Japan relations based on mutual complementarities.

October 03, 2011

The Strategic Implications of the Franco-Russian Mistral Deal

Russia has signed a landmark weapons deal with France for the purchase of two Mistral class amphibious assault ships, which will strengthen the Russian Navy’s capabilities for power projection.

September 19, 2011

Challenges Before Noda Yoshihiko

If Noda falters, Japan’s importance in the global community would be considerably diminished and it will be left with the role of a marginal power

September 06, 2011

The Arctic as a Global Common

India’s ‘strategic community’ must take the lead in articulating the debating the idea of including the Arctic in the discourse on global commons.

September 02, 2011