IDSA COMMENT

Fatah at the Crossroads

January 04, 2017

Abbas needs to take steps for a gradual change of guard in the Fatah within a specified time-frame to keep the cause of Palestinian statehood alive.

The State of the State of Syria

January 02, 2017
The State of the State of Syria

The partial cease-fire brokered and imposed by Russia and Turkey, with Iran’s concurrence, on Assad and the ‘moderates’, might mark a turning point in Syria’s tortuous journey since 2011.

Modi’s stand-alone visit to Israel?

January 02, 2017

A standalone visit to Israel will not only be in line with Modi’s engagement with the Middle East but would also send a powerful message to the international community that India is no longer apologetic about befriending Israel.

A Requiem for 2016

January 02, 2017

Higher Defence Management, Civil-military relations and force modernisation were three critical areas in which there was little or no movement in the year gone by.

Role of Earth Observation Satellites in Counter-Infiltration

December 30, 2016

It is highly recommended that a range of nano and pico satellites be manufactured and their employment integrated with the border management system.

Uzbek Elections 2016: Personal observations of an itinerant traveller

December 28, 2016
Uzbek Elections 2016

The voting booth was a good metre high with glass on one side, so that one can see that the voting papers are not tampered with.

Leadership Change in Uzbekistan: An Election Observer’s Impressions

December 26, 2016

While it was difficult to delve into the depth of the country’s internal dynamics, the overall impression one got was that the democratic process is making marked progress, albeit as per Uzbekistan’s own political ethos and traditions.

The Creation of New Districts in Manipur: Administrative Necessity versus Naga Territorial Aspirations

December 23, 2016

While the Manipur government’s decision to create seven new districts has come in the wake of popular demands for improved administrative efficiency, there has been fierce opposition from Naga bodies which view it as an attempt to divide the Naga people

The State of the Smaller Latin American Air Forces

December 22, 2016

While the larger air forces are capable of sustaining their existing and future inventories for some time to come, the combat assets available to the region’s smaller air forces are facing a problem of pending obsolescence.

Japan’s Trump Dilemma

December 20, 2016
Japan’s Trump Dilemma

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, Japan is weighing the geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the new economic and security policies that his administration may adopt.

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