IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

China’s 2016 Space White Paper: An Appraisal

While the December 2016 White Paper sheds enough light on China’s growing ambitions in the space sector, it at the same time only reveals what China wants the rest of the world to know.

January 06, 2017

China’s Creeping Maritime Assertiveness

The Chinese stance towards the December 15, 2016 incident relating to the seizure of USN UUV by PLA Navy has been extraordinarily ambiguous.

January 03, 2017

Cross-Strait Relations: The Lull before the Storm?

The new direction of Cross-Strait relations, for better or worse, is largely expected only after the 19th CPC Congress in October-November 2017.

November 23, 2016

CPEC: Corridor of Discontent

The Brief flags the political discontent in the three major regions that lie in the CPEC’s trajectory.

November 23, 2016

2017 Conference to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons: Time Ripe for a Stand-Alone Disarmament Instrument?

The First Committee vote is a culmination of a long-drawn campaign and marks a dramatic shift in the affairs of the non-proliferation regime.

November 04, 2016

The Importance of Passive and Active CBRN Defensive Measures

The key to calling Pakistan’s nuclear bluff lies in ensuring that the Indian armed forces are prepared to meet the threat of use of tactical nuclear weapons.

October 17, 2016

India and the NSG Membership: What Lies Ahead

India will have to make a judicious political decision on accepting any additional criteria that the NSG might come up with as a precondition for accepting its membership application.

October 05, 2016

Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

Uri, Surgical Strikes and International Reactions

India’s diplomatic offensive launched post the Uri-attacks provided the broader context in which its decision to carry out the surgical strike needs to be seen.

October 04, 2016

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Warheads and India’s Nuclear Doctrine

The advocacy by Pakistani analysts of the Indian disinclination to retaliate massively in response to their use of TNWs on their own soil indicates either a flawed analysis or a bluff that the Indian armed forces would be inclined to call.

September 21, 2016

Deciphering Pakistan’s Kashmir Lexicon

India has failed the Valley by not countering the false narratives of Pakistan’s false lexicon on Kashmir.

September 08, 2016

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