IDSA COMMENT

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.

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force: Poised for Capability Growth

November 30, 2016

The capabilities of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force will be significantly boosted in the current phase of modernisation but the air wing still lacks resources.

Benefitting from China’s Belt and Road Initiative

November 22, 2016

Any Indian initiative which is economically prudent and culturally appropriate could neutralise those advantages China seeks to draw from its Belt and Road Initiative vis-à-vis India, and even maximise its benefits.

Triumphant Trump and American Foreign Policy

November 22, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy pronouncements during the campaign have led to alarm and concerns among America’s strongest allies.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan

November 18, 2016

While the highlight of the visit was the signing of the nuclear agreement, other agreements signed will continue the rising trajectory in the strategic, economic, political and security partnership between the two countries

Internal Security Challenges Preclude Military Reorientation in Trinidad & Tobago

November 15, 2016

The Trinidad Military, which should be concentrating on the maritime domain, is forced by expediency, to take on internal land operations.

Rivlin’s Visit to India: Envisaging Expectations

November 11, 2016

India-Israel Relations reach a new milestone with the forthcoming visit of President Reuven Rivlin to India

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