IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

India has to play a critical role in developing and thereby realising the full potential of Chabahar port which will significantly boost its image as a proactive regional power that is building such critical infrastructure not only to maximise its financial and strategic gains but also to propel regional growth and prosperity.

May 13, 2015

Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping: Different yet Same?

Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping: Different yet Same?

Modi and Xi share several similarities: their rise to the top, the popular nationalism they ride, the power they wield, and their domestic as well as foreign policy priorities.

May 13, 2015

Crisis in Yemen: Imperatives for Region and Beyond

Crisis in Yemen: Imperatives for Region and Beyond

This Issue Brief examines the various dimensions of the conflict in Yemen and analyses the conflict’s impact on the region and beyond.

May 05, 2015

Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

Iran-P5+1 Lausanne Framework: Issues and Challenges

This Issue Brief looks back at the implementation of the JPOA and examines the extent to which the recent framework (JCPOA) agreed upon at Lausanne adheres to the letter and spirit of the JPOA, specifically as it relates to the pledge to treat the Iranian nuclear programme “as that of any non-nuclear state party to the NPT”.

April 23, 2015

Afghanistan and the Region

Afghanistan and the Region

Answers to all of Afghan problems can easily be found within the regional context. But the Afghan leadership is not likely to uphold the regional choice now.

April 20, 2015

India’s Defence Budget 2015-16

India’s Defence Budget 2015-16

One area where the 2015-16 defence budget is likely to hurt the most is in capital acquisition, which has already been under acute pressure in recent years due to the overwhelming share of the ‘committed liabilities’ arising out of contracts already signed

March 02, 2015

India and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation

India and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation

There is a general feeling among analysts that while US government lawyers may have been satisfied that the CLNDA is compatible with CSC in light of explanations offered by the Indian government, this view is being reportedly challenged by nuclear industry lawyers.

February 19, 2015

Some issues in respect of Indian’s nuclear liability law - I

Some issues in respect of Indian’s nuclear liability law - I

While the exact nature of the understanding between the two countries is yet to be announced and in fact may never be officially released, it is possible to offer an outline of the possible “memorandum” with possible understandings on all the three liability issues as well as the administrative arrangements.

February 10, 2015

The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia’s Approach towards the Islamic State

Saudi Arabia has joined the war against the IS and it supports more boots on the ground to tackle this challenge. Although it is employing all the options available to it, the success of anti-IS operations depends to a significant extent on the ground situation in Syria and Iraq.

February 02, 2015

India is a de facto member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

India is a de facto member of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

India is already in de facto observance of the spirit of the CTBT by maintaining its unilateral moratorium on nuclear explosive testing. Given that additional nuclear tests may not be needed, it could well reconsider its current position on signing the treaty.

December 24, 2014

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