ISSUE BRIEF

Economic Crises, Currencies and Geopolitical Turning Points

June 14, 2010

The serial financial crises have exposed deep fault lines in the international financial system, and have prompted a search for a better and more stable global financial structure.

Countering the Naxals

June 11, 2010

The Grid-Guard-Govern strategy would do away with the sequential application of socio-economic solutions by undertaking security-led governance cum development action.

Promises, Compromises and a Tie-Breaker: NPT RevCon 2010 was an Otiose Event

June 09, 2010

The RevCon, after abundant manoeuvring and political one-upmanship, finalised quite ‘consensually’ a much diluted and defeatist document that promises to ensure that disarmament remains a dream.

Peacekeeping Partnerships: Cooperation or Conflict

May 24, 2010

This paper seeks to understand the nature of cooperation between the UN and other IGOs in ongoing conflicts. It will examine the security framework in which these multilateral arrangements were created, the gaps they were trying to cover, and the problems and areas of opportunities.

Humanitarian Diplomacy & Failed States: Case Study of the WFP Operations in Somalia

May 07, 2010

Most aid groups have pulled out of Somalia because of the continuing dangers. Yet, the World Food Program (WFP) continues to operate in the region, and has been doing so for the past two decades.

Anti-Naxal Operations: Employment of Armed Forces

May 04, 2010

Whereas employing Armed Forces may appear to be an attractive idea to control the naxal menace, the adverse effects of their long term commitment, particularly of the Army, need to be understood.

The ICC's Role in Sudan: Peace versus Justice

April 28, 2010

In order for ICC jurisdiction to truly have a sway it needs to be credible as a deterrence mechanism, and it should keep track of the political strategies used by various actors to resist a tribunal.

Likely Impact of Current Developments on the Pakistani State and its Army

April 19, 2010

India has very little leverages in shaping a peaceful, stable and friendly Pakistan but its own progress can make Pakistani society, fearful of being left behind, force a change in the state’s policy orientation.

The Civil Nuclear Liability Bill

April 15, 2010

The basic principles of the Bill are as per international norms and seem adequate and it should be enacted at the earliest.

Bhutan in 2009: A Retrospective View

April 06, 2010

The formal coronation of Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk as the fifth King of Bhutan in November 2008 concluded the first wave of democratization in Bhutan.

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