China’s First Cyber Security Law

China has justified the passage of the new law as an ‘objective need’ for national security considering its large cyber infrastructure and its vulnerabilities.

December 23, 2016

ICANN57: A Backgrounder

This backgrounder examines the current structure of ICANN, the intricacies of the IANA transition, and the way it will impact the architecture of cyberspace in the future.

November 04, 2016

Indonesian President’s Visit to India : A Visit of Strategic Significance

President Jokowi’s state visit to India in December is an opportunity to develop a truly strategic relationship that covers maritime security and defence of the Indo-Pacific, economic relations, and cultural, training educational, and people-to-people interactions that can contribute to the realisation of the full potential of two major Asian powers in the 21st century.

November 25, 2016

Events leading to the Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962

This monograph presents an objective account of a very crucial six-year period (1956-1962) in the histories of India and China (and Tibet) -- the countries directly involved in the conflict.


Culture, Context and Capability: American and Indian Counterinsurgency Approaches

This monograph is an attempt to examine American and Indian counterinsurgency experiences through the lens of historical context, organizational culture, and military capability.


Illegal Migration From Bangladesh: Deportation, Border Fences and Work Permits

This monograph examines the Indian government’s perspective on the issue of infiltration/illegal from Bangladesh. It analyses the socio-economic and political impact of the presence of a large number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants on the receiving societies within India.


The 'Social Media'Challenge to National Security: Impact and Opportunities A Conceptual Overview

The monograph hopes to succeed in providing a conceptual framework to understanding this emerging challenge and draw up a set of best practices and recommendations for policy makers and law enforcement agencies to move forward with.


Countering Fidayeen Attacks

The antidote to fidayeen attacks is a well-trained and informed soldier, who is clinical in his task of neutralising the threat as and when it arises.

December 15, 2016

Demonetisation and Beyond: Addressing the Finance of Terrorism

Demonetisation is an important step in the fight against the finance of terrorism. However, it should neither be the first nor the last, if the interlinked threats of corruption, crime and the finance of terrorism have to be controlled.

November 18, 2016

When the Taiwanese Came Calling: Chinese Reaction and the Indian Response

Clarity, firmness and sticking to the positive territory of the relations have to be essential elements in India’s approach towards Taiwan.

March 03, 2017