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  • The Arthasastra in a Transcultural Perspective: Comparing Kautilya with Sun-Zi, Nizam al-Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli

    2017

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-938-2
    Price: Rs. 995

    This book is the product of a collaborative effort by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi; South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University; and Institute of South Asian Studies, National University Singapore. The volume contains papers exploring Kautilya’s Arthasastra in a transcultural perspective, comparing it with the thoughts of Sun-Zi, Nizam al-Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli.

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  • Fifty Years of the Outer Space Treaty: Tracing the Journey

    2017

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-948-1

    Price: Rs. 995

    Developments in the outer space arena post the erstwhile USSR launching the first man-made satellite Sputnik in space on 4 October 1957 have transformed the world significantly. In order to ensure the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was set up by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959.

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

    2017

    Publisher: Routledge

    ISBN 978-11-3883-359-3

    Price: £90.00 [Buy Now]

    The rise of India and China as two major economic and political actors in both regional and global politics necessitates an analysis of not only their bilateral ties but also the significance of their regional and global pursuits. 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.

  • Riverine Neighbourhood: Hydro-politics in South Asia

    2016

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-914-6
    Price: Rs. 895
    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.
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  • Even If It Ain’t Broke Yet, Do Fix It: Enhancing Effectiveness Through Military Change

    2016

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-919-1
    Price: Rs. 795

    Bringing about change in any setup, especially major shifts, is a challenges. This challenges is accentuated further in a strictly hierarchical organisation like the army, presenting an unenviable contradiction to both senior military practitioner and the governing elite, wherein, change is inevitable, yet, it is most likely to be resisted.

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  • Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary (Volume III)

    2016
    Indigenous Historical Knowledge: Kautilya and His Vocabulary (Volume III)

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-909-2
    Price: Rs. 795

    This book is the third in a series of three volumes on "Kautilya and His Vocabulary" as a part of the "Indigenous Historical Knowledge" project undertaken by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The edited volumes contain select papers presented in a series of workshops, national and international seminars organised by the Institute. The project is an attempt to trace, look into, analyse and relate with the indigenous strategic thinking in India. These volumes aim at initiating the study, internalisation, spread and consolidation of Kautilya's Arthashastra in the strategic domain. The four focus themes in the three volumes are foreign policy, intelligence, war and internal security as they relate to contemporary times.

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  • Securing Cyberspace: International and Asian Perspectives

    2016
    Securing Cyberspace:  International and Asian Perspectives

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-918-4
    Price: Rs. 1295

    This edited volume contains the papers presented at the 18th Asian Security Conference at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses held in February 2016. The authors, drawn from government, law enforcement, diplomacy, private sector, armed forces and academia, examine a range of issues central to cybersecurity. The chapters in this volume not only provide an outline of the journey so far, but more importantly, give indicators of future trends in cybersecurity from the vantage point of the respective experts.

    Contributions from Asia are particularly highlighted to promote and provoke greater discussion on perspective from within the region on cybersecurity issues.

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  • India and Africa: Common Security Challenges for the Next Decade

    2016
    India and Africa: Common Security Challenges for the Next Decade

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-860-6
    Price: Rs. 595

    Over the coming decade, converging global security challenges will necessitate combined efforts by states to manage threats and maximise opportunities. Among the most significant challenges that India and Africa will face in paricular, are reforms in global governance institutions, maritime security threats in the Indian Ocean, energy insecurity and the rise of extremism and terrorism. This volume combines Indian and African perspectives with regard to the common security challenges they are likely to face in the foreseeable future.

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  • China Year Book 2015 - China’s Transition under Xi Jinping

    2016
    China’s Transition under Xi Jinping

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-907-8
    Price: Rs. 1995

    This volume is an outcome of the annual exercise of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi (IDSA) to understand and track China and its developmental course. As a flagship publication of the East Asia Centre in IDSA, the China Year Book (CYB) 2015 is an undertaking to comperehensively analyse China's state transformation internally and externally. To what extent China will smoothly transit to its power quest is still an open query. This volume is an exercise to bring this debate to the fore.

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  • India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future

    2016
    India-Taiwan Relations in Asia and Beyond: The Future

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-904-7
    Price: Rs. 995

    This volume is an outcome of the conference that the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in collaboration with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) held in New Delhi on 8 December 2015 at IDSA. The conference was organised in New Delhi to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of their respective Representative Offices in Taipei and New Delhi by India and Taiwan.

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