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IDSA MONOGRAPH SERIES

Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance

2013
Indian Defence Industry: Issues of Self-Reliance

The monograph makes an attempt to estimate India’s defence self-reliance index, which has been a subject of intense debate in recent years. It also surveys the key recommendations of various high level committees set up by the Indian government post the Kargil conflict. The monograph concludes with key policy measures to revitalize India’s moribund defence industry.

One Hundred Years of Kautilya's Arthasastra

2013
One Hundred Years of Kautilya's Arthasastra

This work establishes the need for relevance of Kautilya's Arthasastra to contemporary security studies. The paper provides an overview and an update of various academic and scholarly controversies on its age and authorship, and also on the misperceptions which abound on Kautilya himself.

Gilgit Baltistan: Between Hope and Despair

2013
Gilgit Baltistan: Between Hope and Despair

The monograph attempts to present an exhaustive account on Gilgit Baltistan (part of the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir and now part of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK)) by contextualising it within the larger discourse on Kashmir.

India-China Relations: A New Paradigm

2013
India-China Relations: A New Paradigm

India-China relations may not be ideal in the narrative of a bilateral relationship between the countries. But given the complexity of the engagement and interaction between the two countries and taking into account the divergent political systems, the unresolved territorial issues, compulsions of geo-politics, the quest for resources and markets, and aspirations of the two countries for global influence and power, the relations between the two countries are certainly a matter of reassurance and optimism.

Water Sector in Pakistan: Policy, Politics, Management

2013
Water Sector in Pakistan: Policy, Politics, Management

This monograph undertakes a descriptive analysis of the water sector in Pakistan and underlines issues related to Pakistan’s water policies, politics and management practices. It argues that domestic water management is perhaps one of the key areas which requires urgent attention in Pakistan.

Beyond Stereotypes: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir

2013
Beyond Stereotypes: Contours of the Transition in Jammu and Kashmir

This study aims to highlight the contours of transition in Jammu and Kashmir. The study assays the issues and challenges that were highlighted during the three crises in the State since 2008. It analyses the immediate as well as long-term response of the government to these challenges.

National Interests and Threat Perceptions: Exploring the Chinese Discourse

2013
National Interests and Threat Perceptions: Exploring the Chinese Discourse

The purpose of this study is to review the conceptualization and debates within China on its national interests and the threats perceived to these. It is hoped that an insight into how Chinese scholars and leaders view the current situation in their country and the world will help to better understand the motivations and constraints that China may face in formulating its policies – both domestic and foreign.

Theaterised Joint Logistics: A Caliberated Initiation

2013
Theaterised Joint Logistics: A Caliberated Initiation

The most successful and efficient methodology being adopted by modern militaries is a logistics system based on theatre or theaterised logistics. In our case, there has hardly been any serious attempt to modify the logistics system which we inherited from the British. The monograph presents short term approach and a medium approach to bring in desired changes in our military logistics system after evaluating the need of the hour.

Operational Lessons of the Wars of 21st Century

2013
Operational Lessons of the Wars of 21st Century

Military capabilities matter. Countries and regions where wars have taken place have one important attribute- battle and operational experience. The monograph examines 21st century wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Georgia and Libya. New trend of cyber war is also included. Key highlights have been extracted and distilled into lessons to be learnt.

Who Sets the Agenda? Does 'Prime Time' Really Pace Policy?

2013
Who Sets the Agenda? Does 'Prime Time' Really Pace Policy?

At a time when the country is seeing crises - political, social and moral, the role of the media is rising in perception as never before. But how much does 'prime time' in the era of 24 hour news coverage actually impact policy? This monograph unpacks the perceived influence of the media in specific foreign policy episodes and argues that while it has introduced accountability and real-time responses to issues, it still has not been able to establish long term policy impact.

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