After years of political and economic isolation, Myanmar is opening up to investment particularly in the energy sector. There are however, accompanying uncertainties and risks.
The assertions of the new Pakistan government of Nawaz Sharif to de-radicalise the society by engaging the Radical Islamists (RIs) in a dialogue and accommodation with them in reality means, to many observers, a meek surrender to Islamic radicalism of Deobandi variety.
The Cyprus crisis has highlighted the existing geopolitical fissures between Russia and the European Union and raised the proverbial â€˜east vs. westâ€™ conundrum. Presidentâ€™s Putinâ€™s Eurasian Economic Union project and Russiaâ€™s growing engagement with countries of Asia indicate the turning of wheels.
Buy (Indian)â€™ the most important policy decision introduced through DPP 2013 suggests that it should be the first option or the most preferred category. It, however, gives rise to many questions.
Fifteen years after the nuclear tests, it is relevant to examine if deterrence remains weak in South Asia or has consolidated towards greater stability.
Delay in coming to an agreement between the government and the major underground outfits is only creating frustration among a large section of the Naga society as well as internecine dissentions among the various factions trying to outbid each other.
The developments in the Korean peninsula indicate that the East Asian states are not really in tune with each other on North Koreaâ€™s recent missile launches. Most of these states have their national priorities while dealing with the North.
This issue of CBW is published in the backdrop of the recently concluded Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) (April 8 â€“ 19, 2013). It contains articles highlighting the significance of the CWC and OPCW. This issue also highlights the continued efforts to contain the danger of chemical weaponsâ€™ use as seen in a couple of instances in the last few of months. Read the issue[+]
This is a special issue on 'Ethics and Morals in the Indian Armed Forces'. The contributions not only deliberate on the changing nature of the institution of the armed forces, they also focus on levels of individual performance and leadership, based on their collective experience of service. Read the issue [+]
The current issue has an IBSA focus looking back at 10 years of the organisation and crystal gazing ahead with Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Marco Antonio Vieira and Jagannath Panda putting forward their perspectives. Some interesting articles to note in the issue are â€˜Energy Strategy for the Indian Navyâ€™ and â€˜Impact of West Bengal Politics on India-Bangladesh Relationsâ€™ Read the issue [+]
It would not be a cliche to describe the strategic contours of Asia as being at the crossroads of history. A number of significant events are influencing the likely course that the collective destiny of the region could possibly take in the future. Some of the key issues and trends have been analysed in this yearâ€™s Asian Strategic Review.
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The newsletter aims to provide readers with reviews and analysis of significant and strategic developments taking place in African countries that impact regional and global security. The publication features commentary and analysis of contemporary developments, the Book Review section, and the News Track section that covers important events of the preceding two months. Read the issue [+]
The newsletter tracks recent developments in the fields of maritime security, economic cooperation and environmental concerns/ disaster risk management in the various countries of the Indian Ocean region. Read the issue [+]