IDSA COMMENT

The GCC in Troubled Waters

 Gulf Cooperation Council  2017

It is unlikely that Qatar will agree to align its foreign policy with that of Riyadh and to rein in Al Jazeera.

June 13, 2017

Harnessing Wind Power through Kites

India’s record in wind energy development is good. But the existing technology is fast becoming outdated. Evolving technologies like kite wind should therefore be considered.

June 09, 2017

Changes in the SCOMET List: What it means for the Indian Defence Industry

The formal inclusion of the Munitions List within the SCOMET framework explicitly brings the defence industry under the purview of India’s global commitment to non-proliferation.

June 08, 2017

Qatar Crisis Sharpens Regional Faultlines

The decision to target Qatar clearly indicates that the region is now divided into two camps and that the Arab Gulf countries are in no mood to accept neutral players.

June 08, 2017

Do India-Oman relations need a Push?

Oman Flag

A high level political engagement between Oman and India will push the relations in the positive direction and also provide a fresh fillip to the economic relations.

June 08, 2017

Possible Outcomes after the US Exit from the Paris Climate Agreement

China may emerge as the sole leader of global climate negotiations by supporting the Green Climate Fund, which faces a budget crisis with the US exit. This will also provide an opportunity for China to reshape its current global image.

June 06, 2017

What Can India Expect from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?

India should use SCO for building convergences with China and Russia as well as minimise the intensity of China-Pakistan alignment which undercuts India’s direct access to Eurasia.

June 05, 2017

An Assessment of the Strategic Partnership Model in Defence Industry

The SP model, if implemented well, is likely to have a number of benefits for both the private sector and the larger Indian defence industry.

June 02, 2017

Fog clears over industrial licensing for defence industry but questions remain

There seems to be no clear advantage of giving an overarching role to the Ministry of Home Affairs as regards formulation of policy or grant of industrial licence for manufacture or export of defence items.

May 29, 2017

Global Consequences of the Trump Presidency

President Trump’s victory and his subsequent actions after assuming the presidency seem to indicate the US withdrawal from a leadership role towards a degree of insulation from world affairs.

May 26, 2017

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