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IDSA MONOGRAPH SERIES

In Pursuit of a Shield: US, Missile Defence and the Iran Threat

2012
In Pursuit of a Shield: US, Missile Defence and the Iran Threat

The US pursuit of missile defence in order to counter and/or hedge against Iran's ballistic missile capabilities coupled with concerns generated by its nuclear programme has had significant strategic consequences. Iran on its part has pursued these capabilities as part of its asymmetric strategy to overcome its strategic vulnerabilities flowing from US encirclement, short-comings in force levels vis-a-vis neighbours and resource constraints in building effective conventional forces.

Israel Confronts Iran: Rationales, Responses and Fallouts

2012
Israel Confronts Iran: Rationales, Responses and Fallouts

This study examines Israel's changing perception of Iran and the underlying reasons for the current Israeli tension, anxiety, verbal acrimony and fears. In deconstructing Israel's fears vis-à-vis Iran, the study looks at Israel's failures to revisit its erstwhile peripheral diplomacy and to make adequate changes.

A Call for Change: Higher Defence Management in India

2012
A Call for Change: Higher Defence Management in India

This monograph examines higher defence management and defence reforms in India. It deliberately coincides with Cabinet discussing the Report of Naresh Chandra Committee on defence reforms and aims to initiate a debate on higher defence management and civil-military relations.

Establishing India's Military Readiness Concerns and Strategy

2011

Military readiness is perhaps one of the least studied and understood concepts in the field of strategic studies. In the absence of any significant literature in the public domain, defence policy makers and practitioners worldwide tend to define military readiness in several different ways.

Southeast Asia-India Defence Relations in the Changing Regional Security Landscape

2011
Southeast Asia-India Defence Relations in the Changing Regional Security Landscape

The study analyses the nature of Southeast Asia-India defence relations, the reasons for the growth in ties and more important, the consequences of the defence relations.

Reconciling Doctrines: Prerequisite for Peace in South Asia

2010
Reconciling Doctrines: Prerequisite for Peace in South Asia

This paper suggests an approach towards building conditions necessary for peace between India and Pakistan. Identifying the Pakistani army as a power centre in Pakistan, the hypothesis is that a strategic dialogue with it would achieve doctrinal balancing and help mitigate its threat perception.

Privatisation of Security in the Post-Cold War Period

2009

The end of the Cold War was celebrated among many circles as an end to the conflict determined pattern of global relations, which would ensure greater cooperation and peace. Such optimism, however, died soon.

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