The Jamaica Defence Force – Balancing Priorities with Resources

December 09, 2016

The Jamaican Defence Forces have retained their cutting edge due to a skillful balancing of priorities with resources, the weak economy notwithstanding.

Where is Europe Headed?

December 08, 2016

Brexit, the results of the elections held in Italy and Austria on December 4, 2016, and certain related recent developments in Europe raise questions about the future of the Union.

India’s UNSC Bid: Is it different this time?

December 08, 2016

A careful reading of the report of the deliberations of the UNGA on November 7, 2016 would suggest that nothing has changed at the ground level; only the rhetoric of member states has been amplified.

Impressment Exercise for ‘Civil Hired Transport’ (CHT): Is there a better way to do it in Digital India?

December 08, 2016

The Army needs to comprehensively review the existing SoP for this exercise, liaise with MORTH and NHAI and jointly develop a software which can generate traffic data reports that would be accurate and useful for its planning purposes.

Elections in Kuwait: Will it lead to Political Instability?

December 06, 2016

The November elections in Kuwait have thrown up some intriguing scenarios. Having won nearly half the seats, if the opposition groups decide to unite under one banner and insist on taking on the government, the possibility of a fresh stalemate in the country cannot be ruled out.

Trump’s Energy Plan – More Volatility for Oil Geopolitics

December 05, 2016

Although President-elect Trump has declared his intention to deregulate the fossil fuel sector in order to make America less energy import dependent, but over time, this will lead to an increase in supplies in an already over-supplied oil (and gas) market and send prices into a further downward spiral.

It is Terrorism by Daish, Not Jihad by Islamic State

December 05, 2016

Terrorists pursuing an atavistic agenda through the brutal killing of common people are not performing jihad. They only seek to legitimize their vile acts in the name of Islam.

Strategic Analysis - January 2017

The first issue of 2017 has a line-up highlighting India’s concerns in the wake of the US policy of Asian rebalance; analysing regionalism in South Asia; making a case for ‘white hull diplomacy’ in times of regional tensions rising over disputed waters in Southeast Asia; and the possibility of conceiving South America and Southern Africa as subsystemic unipolarities under Brazilian and South African primacy. More details [+]

Illegal Migration From Bangladesh: Deportation, Border Fences and Work Permits

This monograph analyses the socio-economic and political impact of the presence of a large number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants on the receiving societies within India. More details [+]

Africa Trends

This issue includes an array of articles on the expanse of the India-Mauritius security relationship, the implications of the newest UN Security Council Resolution on Libya and the case for adherence to the principles of traditional peacekeeping from an Indian peacekeeper.More details [+]

Keynote address by Foreign Secretary Dr S. Jaishankar on India and the Great Powers: Continuity and Change

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India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order

This book looks at the nuances and politics that the two countries attach to multilateral institutions and examines how they receive, react to and approach each other’s presence and upsurge. More details [+]

Journal of Defence Studies - October 2016

The current issue features articles that look at stress in the Armed Forces from a public health perspective; issues pertaining to transfer of defence technology to India; and a discussion on the terrorist group ISIS along with possible future scenarios. It also includes five detailed book reviews. More details [+]

Riverine Neighbourhood: Hydro-politics in South Asia

Rivers are the most visible form of fresh water. Rivers are ancient and older than civilizations a ‘mini cosmos’ spawning history, tales, spirituality, and technological incursions. Flowing rivers are the largest renewable water resource as well as a crucible for both humans and aquatic ecosystem. More details [+]

CBW Magazine, Summer, January-June 2016

The Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Eight Review Conference scheduled in November 2016, was concluded in April. The follow up meeting will take place in August 2016. More details [+]

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