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Rise of Terrorism in Africa

April 13, 2017

Terrorism has grown exponentially in the African continent, not only in terms of the number of attacks but also the number of countries affected. There is an arc of instability spreading across Africa, from Nigeria in the west to Somalia in the east.

Subsystemic Unipolarities? Power Distribution and State Behaviour in South America and Southern Africa

January 2017

This article explores the possibility of conceiving South America and Southern Africa as subsystemic unipolarities under Brazilian and South African primacy, respectively. It argues that this concept, when applied to these regions, sheds light not only on the long-term strategies behind the Brazilian and South African foreign policies towards their neighbourhood, but also on the behaviour of secondary regional powers and small states. This hypothesis questions the maxim that considerations related to polarity affect great powers only.

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli – The Hero of the Hour

January 22, 2016
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli – The Hero of the Hour

India needs to take advantage of its historically close and friendly ties with Tanzania and step up its ties with that country, perhaps by scheduling a visit of Prime Minister Modi at the earliest.

The Islamic State’s Forays in North Africa: Libya, Tunisia and Egypt

December 17, 2014
The Islamic State’s Forays in North Africa: Libya, Tunisia and Egypt

China, like Russia, suffers from domestic terrorism (the Uyghur East Turkestan Islamic Movement). Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has put China on a list of countries accused of persecuting Muslims, thus making it a target for jihad.

1st US-Africa Leaders Summit: A New Chapter in the US-Africa Relations

August 20, 2014

The summit is seen as one of the major initiatives of the Obama administration towards the African continent and being the first US President to hold the largest event with the African head of states and governments.

India and Africa: Enhancing Mutual Engagement

India and Africa: Enhancing Mutual Engagement

Publisher: Pantagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-751-7
Price: Rs.795/-
This book represents an effort to build on existing partnerships between African countries and India and to explore new areas of convergence for mutual engagement. It originated from the First India-Africa Strategic Dialogue hosted by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi in November 2011. It brings together Indian and African perspectives on global, regional and bilateral issues of strategic relevance to both sides.
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India’s Two Years at the Horse-Shoe Table

March 08, 2013

Though its goal of securing a permanent seat in the Council during the 2011-12 term was ambitious, the efforts that it put in over the last two years were steered in that direction and have yielded favourable results.

Conflict in Mali and French Intervention

February 08, 2013

The recent French intervention in Mali comes almost after a year of turmoil in the country. Mali needs to achieve an internal political process which will strengthen the government’s mandate and provide economic security and sustainable development to the country.