Strategic Analysis

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  • Strategic Analysis is the bimonthly journal of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. It is published by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom.

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    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.

    Scholars and analysts are welcome to submit well-researched papers for publication in this refereed journal.

    Submissions should be directed to Mr. Vivek Kaushik, Associate Editor at

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    Current Issue: November 2020

    The November-December 2020 issue carries important analyses on the PLAAF’s transformation and its employment philosophy, providing insights into how it has leveraged airpower for furthering its strategic interests; on the capable domestic base for the defence industry and technology in the wake of a renewed push for indigenization, through a case study; on how the US policy on Iran in the Trump era through his ‘maximum pressure’ tactics has backfired; and on the extent to which increasing oil imports from the US are conducive for India's energy needs. An important and timely commentary analyses the Turkish decision to enter the Libyan theatre, which is indicative of Turkey’s growing regional ambitions under Erdogan.

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