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Sanjay Badri-Maharaj

Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj is an independent defence analyst and attorney-at-law based in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a PhD on India's nuclear weapons programme and an MA from the Department of War Studies, Kings College London. He has served as a consultant to the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of National Security.

South Korean Arms Exports to Latin America

August 19, 2016
South Korean Arms Exports to Latin America

ROK is employing an effective combination of gifting equipment combined with joint ventures with local industry, which has the dual effect of increasing exports and forging partnerships with domestic industries in a region where it has hitherto had a very minimal defence relationship.

The Spectre of ISIS: Trinidad’s Unfolding Jihadi Nightmare

August 08, 2016
The Spectre of ISIS: Trinidad’s Unfolding Jihadi Nightmare

While there have been no studies on the motivation of Trinidadian Muslims to travel to join ISIS fighters, it is possible that the idea of the Caliphate has fired the imagination of disaffected youth.

China’s Growing Influence in the Caribbean

August 03, 2016
China’s Growing Influence in the Caribbean

China’s push for influence among the Caribbean political elite has been replicated with an equally determined effort to court the military and the bureaucratic elite in the region, often deftly stepping in to take advantage of senseless overreactions on the part of the United States.

July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

July 26, 2016
July 27, 1990: Trinidad’s day of infamy

On July 27, 1990, Trinidad experienced its own day of infamy when the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen staged an armed insurrection and held hostage the then Prime Minister, most of his cabinet and several opposition MPs, plus the staff of the television and radio networks.

Philippine Naval Weakness Hampers Response to South China Sea Award

July 19, 2016
Philippine Naval Weakness Hampers Response to South China Sea Award

As the need for a modern and capable naval force grows ever more urgent, it remains to be seen if the Philippine Navy’s latest modernisation plans will become a reality or be still-born as was the case with earlier efforts.

Wither CARICOM? – Prospects Post-Brexit

July 11, 2016
Wither CARICOM? – Prospects Post-Brexit

“Brexit” has led to much concern within the Caribbean Community, as it assesses its possible impact upon its plans for greater regional integration. One cannot completely rule out the possibility of some of the member-states of CARICOM going the British way.

Indian Arms Sales to Latin America

July 05, 2016
Indian Arms Sales to Latin America

As India embarks on a quest to boost its arms exports, the Latin America-Caribbean region offers India both markets and potential partnerships. Though India is not a stranger to the region, it needs to have a more systematic and coordinated approach.

Potential Defence Cooperation between Papua New Guinea and India

June 28, 2016
Potential Defence Cooperation between Papua New Guinea and India

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is preparing to undergo a major expansion programme. India can assist in enhancing and developing PNGDF’s capabilities without coming into conflict or competition with the Australian interests.

Indian Naval Sales – The Cautious Emergence of a New Supplier

June 22, 2016
Indian Naval Sales – The Cautious Emergence of a New Supplier

Should GRSE and GSL deliver satisfactory services to their export customers, there is considerable potential for India to position itself as a competitive supplier of small and medium warships and patrol crafts.

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