IDSA COMMENT

Ethnicity and Security Forces in Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago

September 05, 2016

The perception of discrimination and the attendant reluctance of Indo-Trinidadians and Indo-Guyanese to enlist in proportionate numbers gives rise to a circle of claims of discrimination that never augur well for good race relations.

Bringing India-Nepal ties back on track

September 05, 2016
India-Nepal Relations

The Prachanda regime’s success in bringing India-Nepal ties back on track will greatly depend on his domestic performance; that is where the goodwill which can give him political heft lies.

Visit of Myanmar President Upgrades Bilateral Ties

September 02, 2016

The message President Kyaw took back from New Delhi is that India stands ready to support Myanmar in every possible way on its march to security, reconciliation and prosperity.

Turkmenistan needs to revisit its gas policy

September 02, 2016
Turkmenistan needs to revisit its gas policy

TAPI has the potential to be a game changer for Turkmenistan. To boost confidence among potential investors, Turkmenistan needs to adopt best global practices in its gas sector.

Naga ‘Framework Agreement’ and Its Aftermath

September 01, 2016
Naga ‘Framework Agreement’ and Its Aftermath

Differing perceptions among the various stakeholders has emerged because the contents of the framework agreement are not in the public domain.

Revival of the Russian Military: An Assessment

August 31, 2016
Russian Military

Russia’s military intervention in Syria – its first beyond its immediate neighbourhood since the end of the Cold War – highlights the significant transformation that its armed forces have gone through.

Argentina’s Military Decline

August 30, 2016

While the Argentinian military’s desperate state of affairs can be partly blamed on the country’s economic woes, a substantial portion of the blame must fall on the somewhat tense relationship between the military and the civilian government.

Rebuilding the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

August 26, 2016
Rebuilding the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

A scramble for assets between the years 2013 and 2015 culminated in the procurement of a fleet of vessels that have restored a degree of capability and viability to the TTCG.

NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

August 24, 2016
NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

Given that the NSG may not be able to withhold the India membership question for long, in spite of China’s inconsistent positions, it would be unwise on India’s part to forfeit any advantage it has on the SCS issue.

Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

August 22, 2016
Japan’s Defence White Paper 2016: An Overview

Furthering the premise of an increasingly severe security environment, Japan’s latest defence white paper has accorded relatively more space to its ‘strong concerns’ over China’s ‘active maritime expansion’ as well as progress in North Korea’s missile development programme.

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