IDSA COMMENT

The Beginning of the End – Carrier operations in Latin America to cease

Post the decommissioning of the Sao Palo, to be completed by 2020, not a single South American navy will operate an aircraft carrier, perhaps reflecting the relative military decline of the region as well as a recognition that carriers can be expensive prestige projects that are quite ineffective in combat.

April 07, 2017

Sheikh Hasina’s Visit to India: an opportunity to broaden the relationship

Sheikh Hasina’s visit should not be seen through the narrow prism of an agreement on defence cooperation or Teesta but through the broader perspective of the unexplored potential in India-Bangladesh relations.

April 07, 2017

“What’s down” side of “What’s up?”

Human rights, privacy and protection of confidentiality are important issues, but so are the requirements of intelligence agencies which have to contend with the inhumane activities of terrorist groups and individuals.

April 07, 2017

The 2017 By-elections in Myanmar: A Warning Signal for Suu Kyi?

The result of the by-election clearly indicates the need for the NLD government to speedily engender trust among the ethnic minorities. A successful peace process and peace negotiations can be one aspect of it.

April 05, 2017

The Uncertain Overhang on Scotland of the Brexit Process

In the face of Brexit, the continued union of UK and Scotland hinges on arriving at a suitable political accommodation between the UK and the broad spectrum of the Scottish polity and the public.

April 03, 2017

Democratization Process in Kazakhstan Unfolds

Despite the opacity of Central Asian politics, the course of political change in the region is likely to be smooth, which is also essential for peace and stability within and outside Central Asia.

April 03, 2017

Potency of the JMB threat to India’s Security

Potency of the JMB threat to India’s Security

In the wake of reports that more than 2000 terrorists belonging to the JMB and HUJI-B have entered India, it is imperative to assess the potency of the JMB threat to India’s security and the counter terrorism measures that need to be undertaken to curb the same.

April 03, 2017

China’s growing military ties with Nepal

China has created a constituency within the Nepal Army during the last few years. Some senior officers of the NA favour deeper military cooperation with China to reap more benefits.

March 31, 2017

India and China Need to Move Past Tensions

The strategic dialogue should focus on the fundamentals of shared beliefs and political culture, and be supported by widespread engagement at the provincial, governmental and academic levels.

March 29, 2017

Revisiting India’s Nuclear Doctrine

India’s current nuclear doctrine does not call for an automatic massive retaliation for Pakistan’s use of TNWs against Indian troops on Pakistan soil. However, this does not mean that such an attack will go unanswered.

March 27, 2017

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