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  • Operational Lessons of the Wars of 21st Century

    Operational Lessons of the Wars of 21st Century

    Military capabilities matter. Countries and regions where wars have taken place have one important attribute- battle and operational experience. The monograph examines 21st century wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Georgia and Libya. New trend of cyber war is also included. Key highlights have been extracted and distilled into lessons to be learnt.


    Is Arab Spring Part-2 Unravelling?

    Just when it seemed that the Arab Spring was almost over and the region was entering a phase of political transition, a flurry of developments in the first week of October 2012 has brought the region back into focus.

    October 12, 2012

    The Wages of Naivety

    It is hoped that regrettable as the murder of Ambassador Stevens is, those in authority in Washington might be persuaded to do their ‘sums’ once again and take a second look.

    September 18, 2012

    The Libyan Crisis and the Western Sahel: Emerging Security Issues

    This Backgrounder focuses on recent events in the West African Sahel, and highlights emerging security issues against the background of events following the Libyan revolution.

    August 14, 2012

    Is the Arab spring over?

    Whatever may be the eventual outcome in Syria, there is no denying the fact that for all practical purposes the dream of establishing democracy and the rule of law and the institution of human rights in the Arab World is almost over.

    June 26, 2012

    Libya And R2P: A Year After UNSCR 1973

    The resolution was responsible for sparking off debates in the UN General Assembly and the Security Council which, in turn, has led to the emergence of viable alternatives to military intervention or the use of force.

    May 23, 2012

    The Libyan Operation and Europe’s Role in Defence and Security

    Highlighting the limitations of the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy, this Issue Brief argues that Europe’s role as a global actor in matters of defence and security will remain constrained in the immediate future.

    December 20, 2011

    Gaddafi’s Death: Mission Accomplished!

    One monarch less is good, the mission has been accomplished and whatever else is happening in Libya is just mundane.

    October 29, 2011


    Libya may have to turn to Asian countries such as China and India for long term financial help as also for construction and white collar workers.

    November 19, 2011

    Why Syria is Not Libya?

    After the death of Gaddafi one may wonder why Syria has had a safe escape from any action by the UN Security Council. There are several reasons why the response to Syria has been different from the Libyan case.

    October 21, 2011