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  • The Unfinished War in Afghanistan: 2001-2014

    2014
    The Unfinished War in Afghanistan: 2001-2014

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-762-3
    Price: Rs. 1495
    This book makes a modest attempt to contribute to the ongoing debate on future challenges for Afghanistan as the largest ever coalition of Western forces prepares to withdraw. It seeks to examine key political developments within Afghanistan over the last one decade in response to the US-led Western military and political intervention.
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  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : India’s Untapped Strategic Assets

    2014
    Andaman and Nicobar Islands : India’s Untapped Strategic Assets

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-774-6
    Price: Rs. 995
    The author argues that though the islands are an environmentally sensitive region, its strategic importance in the present day context for India cannot be diminished. The book offers suggestions about ways in which India can leverage the geographical location of the islands, especially the Great Nicobar Island at the western entrance of the Straits of Malacca, to tap the potential of the islands to meet India's commercial and security challenges without www sacrificing the environmental concerns

  • The Other Kashmir: Society, Culture and Politics in the Karakoram Himalayas

    2014
    The Other Kashmir: Society, Culture and Politics in the Karakoram Himalayas

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-797-5
    Price: Rs. 1495
    The book deals with the historical, cultural, geopolitical, strategic, socio-economic and political perspectives on the entire Karakoram-Himalayan region. It is based on the papers contributed by area specialists and experts from the region.

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  • Unending Violence in Pakistan Analysing the Trends

    2014
    Unending Violence in Pakistan Analysing the Trends

    Publisher: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses

    The Pakistan Project of IDSA consists of a dedicated group of scholars studying Pakistan and watching the unfolding events and analysing the trends from the perspective of its implications for India and the region. “Unending Violence in Pakistan: Analysing the Trends, 2013-14” is the third report published by Pakistan Project.

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  • Understanding India’s Maoists

    2014
    Understanding India’s Maoists

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN: 978-81-8274-801-9
    Price: Rs. 1295 [Download E-Copy]

    The proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist), Maoists in short, also known in India as Naxalites, is the most lethal and largest of all such groups. Its ultimate aim is to capture/seize political/state power through protracted people’s war (PPW), on the lines propounded by Mao Tse Tung.

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  • Strategic Materials: A Resource Challenge for India

    2014
    Strategic Materials: A Resource Challenge for India

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-786-9
    Price: Rs. 795
    There are a few minerals which are categorized as ‘strategic’ because of their importance for the industries and owing to natural and man-made difficulties in their procurement. There has been an attempt here to contextualize the importance of strategic materials from a national security perspective. This study presents a macro view with regard to India’s strategic minerals architecture and undertakes analysis to understand current and futuristic challenges and opportunities in this sector, and offers a few recommendations based on the assessment undertaken. Issues related to Rare Earth and new materials are also discussed.

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  • Strategic Himalayas: Republican Nepal and External Powers

    2014
    Strategic Himalayas: Republican Nepal and External Powers

    The ten years of Maoist insurgency followed by the political vacuum after the abolition of the monarchy and the delay in the drafting of the Constitution has given credence to the role of external powers in shaping the domestic politics in that country. The book examines the nature of external powers’ role during the political transition in Nepal since 2006. It analyses Nepal’s relations with external powers’ in the framework of ‘small and major powers’.

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  • India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime - The Perennial Outlier

    2014
    India and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime - The Perennial Outlier

    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN 978-11-0705-662-6
    Price: Rs.895/-
    The book describes India as a unique case of an outlier surviving outside the regime’s overarching system, as a nuclear-capable state with prolonged record of resistance (and selective adherence), but ending up seeking opportunities to engage with its normative structures. The ideological and policy shifts that had shaped India’s transformative journey from a perennial outlier to one seeking greater integration with the regime, though, also exemplifies the underlying strategic paradoxes and dogmatic incongruities. The book assesses how these dynamics will determine India’s role in global anti-proliferation and its status in the emerging global nuclear order.

  • Emerging Trends in West Asia: Regional and Global Implications

    2014
    Emerging Trends in West Asia: Regional and Global Implications

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-771-5
    Price: Rs. 995
    The book provides an in-depth assessment of socio-political, economic and strategic trends unfolding in West Asia. It also explores options for India to enhance existing relations with the West Asian region in a much more meaningful manner. The complexities of West Asia have been systematically explored by scholars, diplomats and specialists to advance the understanding of West Asia's political and strategic architecture.
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  • Asian Strategic Review 2014: US Pivot and Asian Security

    2014
    Asian Strategic Review 2014: US Pivot and Asian Security

    Publisher: Pentagon Press
    ISBN 978-81-8274-769-2
    Price: Rs. 995
    The “Pivot to Asia” strategy qualifies to be called Obama Doctrine: a part of Obama’s “grand strategy”. This policy may radically redefine not only the US engagement with Asia but also the Asian strategic dynamics. This book looks at various facets of the pivot strategy, to include US, Chinese, regional and country specific perspectives with an aim of providing greater clarity and understanding.
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