IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

An Impact Assessment of President Obama’s Visit on the India-US Strategic Partnership

The India-US strategic partnership grounded in shared values as well as shared interests has been further deepened during Obama’s visit.

December 09, 2010

Professional Military Education: The First Steps in the Indian Context

Human resources will remain a critical element to any professional military education system and this entails careful selection of the senior leadership, faculty, and managerial staff.

November 30, 2010

North Korea’s Artillery Attack on Yeonpyeongdo: Responses and Implications

Both the revelation of a highly refined capacity for uranium enrichment and the shelling of South Korean military positions amply demonstrate Pyongyang’s preparedness to push the crisis to the extremes.

November 30, 2010

The Need for a Strategic Response to Insurgency and Terrorism

Countering ideological narratives, effective communication of developmental measures to the people, and adherence to the principle of judicious use of force should form integral elements of India's strategy to counter insurgent and terrorist groups.

November 26, 2010

Indonesia- China relations: Challenges and Opportunities

During the course of their sixty year-old bilateral relationship, Indonesia and China have gone through many ups and downs. A great part of the formative years of this relationship was marred by mutual apathy, if not distrust.

November 22, 2010

Myanmar: The November 2010 Election

Myanmar’s elections on November 7 may not promise to be a game-changer. But the path it lays down could be utilized to effect desirable change devoid of unnecessary turbulence.

November 08, 2010

India, US and The Entity List

The US government has had a system to control exports through much of their history. In modern times, this aspect of export controls took a new meaning and role with the onset of the cold war in the late 40s.

October 29, 2010

Should India Sign the Convention on Supplementary Compensation?

This paper argues that the CSC does not confer any benefit to India and that it may in fact prove to be detrimental to Indian interests and why it should, therefore, not be signed.

October 27, 2010

China’s Territorial Claim on Arunachal Pradesh: Crafting an Indian Response

The paper provides three plausible explanations for the increase in China’s aggressive postures in India’s eastern sector and a few policy recommendations are offered for consideration.

October 25, 2010

Afghanistan: A Firewall is Better than Partition

India has been fairly successful in firewalling the radical blowback emanating from Pakistan in the past and need not be overly worried about the impending US withdrawal.

October 07, 2010

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