The Maoist Global Web

April 29, 2016
The Maoist Global Web

The external linkages of the Maoists are wide, stretching from Latin America to South East Asia. These linkages have, essentially, given them visibility and propaganda, and very occasionally weapons.

Buy (IDDM) or Buy (Indian): Horns of a Dilemma

April 29, 2016
Buy (IDDM) or Buy (Indian): Thorns of a Dilemma

If a product is indigenously designed, developed and manufactured, should the percentage of indigenous content in that product really matter so much?

India’s Space Security Policy: A Proposal

April 28, 2016
India’s Space Security Policy: A Proposal

It is time India devised a cohesive national policy to guard its interests in space and effectively address existing and emerging challenges.

Strategic Partnerships: A Critical Overview of the Aatre Task Force Report

April 26, 2016
Strategic Partnerships: A Critical Overview of the Aatre Task Force Report

The Task Force has not extended the principle of Strategic Partnership to the whole gamut of big contracts in which the private sector is supposed to play a major role. And it visualises strategic partners as poor cousins of state-owned entities.

Social Media and the Encryption Challenge

April 22, 2016
Social Media and the Encryption Challenge

The need of the moment is an encryption policy that does not come in the way of innovation but at the same time reduces undue opportunities for criminal and terrorist activities.

China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

April 22, 2016
China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

China’s continuing complicity in nuclear proliferation networks would weaken the global nuclear security regime. Hence, China must cooperate with the international community for reinvesting the benefits achieved by the Nuclear Security Summit process, and help develop stronger nuclear security architecture in the Indian subcontinent.

Satellite for SAARC: Pakistan’s Missed Opportunity

April 19, 2016
Satellite for SAARC: Pakistan’s Missed Opportunity

SAARC satellite was an opportunity for Pakistan to display its enthusiasm for space cooperation with India, but its strategic calculations appear to have ‘jammed’ its vision.

Journal of Defence Studies - April 2016

The issue carries articles on equilibrium in higher defence organisation, countering radicalisation, and situating the Arthashastra in international relations. There is a perspective on the reorganisation of defence outlay for FY 2016-17 and commentary on the latest Australian Defence White Paper. More details [+]

Strategic Analysis - May 2016

The current issue has three topical articles on the significant changes in the nature of the presence of the US in the Asia-Pacific region and the possible fallout; the increasing influence of observer members in international institutions, with the Arctic Council as a case study; and energy as a fulcrum, compelling competitors to turn into allies and partners. More details [+]

Turmoil in West Asia: The Sectarian Divide Shapes Regional Competitions

This monograph analyses, in a historical perspective, the political and strategic factors that have led to the Saudi-Iran confrontation and how doctrinal differences are being used to shape their competition for regional power and influence.
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Indigenisation: Key to Self-Sufficiency and Strategic Capability

The book attempts to study the defence industrialisation process that has been adopted by the militarily developed and developing nations to analyse, orient and adapt their best practices to the Indian defence industry and technological base.
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Geopolitical Shifts in West Asia: Trends and Implications

The West Asian region is undergoing a phase of massive turbulence since the outbreak of the Arab Spring. This period has been marked by popular protests, internal conflicts, civil wars, military interventions and involvement of external players.
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Role of Technology In International Affairs

The book is aimed at bringing a clear appreciation of the various interconnections and interdependencies between technology, security, foreign policy and diplomacy that future diplomats must have for navigating towards international peace.
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