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Fifty Years of the Outer Space Treaty: Tracing the Journey

2017

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-948-1

Price: Rs. 995

Developments in the outer space arena post the erstwhile USSR launching the first man-made satellite Sputnik in space on 4 October 1957 have transformed the world significantly. In order to ensure the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was set up by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959.

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Riverine Neighbourhood: Hydro-politics in South Asia

2016

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-914-6
Price: Rs. 895
Rivers are the most visible form of fresh water. Rivers are ancient and older than civilizations a ‘mini cosmos’ spawning history, tales, spirituality, and technological incursions. Flowing rivers are the largest renewable water resource as well as a crucible for both humans and aquatic ecosystem.
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Even If It Ain’t Broke Yet, Do Fix It: Enhancing Effectiveness Through Military Change

2016

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-919-1
Price: Rs. 795

Bringing about change in any setup, especially major shifts, is a challenges. This challenges is accentuated further in a strictly hierarchical organisation like the army, presenting an unenviable contradiction to both senior military practitioner and the governing elite, wherein, change is inevitable, yet, it is most likely to be resisted.

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Securing Cyberspace: International and Asian Perspectives

2016
Securing Cyberspace:  International and Asian Perspectives

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-918-4
Price: Rs. 1295

This edited volume contains the papers presented at the 18th Asian Security Conference at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses held in February 2016. The authors, drawn from government, law enforcement, diplomacy, private sector, armed forces and academia, examine a range of issues central to cybersecurity. The chapters in this volume not only provide an outline of the journey so far, but more importantly, give indicators of future trends in cybersecurity from the vantage point of the respective experts.

Contributions from Asia are particularly highlighted to promote and provoke greater discussion on perspective from within the region on cybersecurity issues.

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China Year Book 2015 - China’s Transition under Xi Jinping

2016
China’s Transition under Xi Jinping

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-907-8
Price: Rs. 1995

This volume is an outcome of the annual exercise of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi (IDSA) to understand and track China and its developmental course. As a flagship publication of the East Asia Centre in IDSA, the China Year Book (CYB) 2015 is an undertaking to comperehensively analyse China's state transformation internally and externally. To what extent China will smoothly transit to its power quest is still an open query. This volume is an exercise to bring this debate to the fore.

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Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

2016
Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN 978-81-8274-905-4
Price: Rs. 995 [Download E-copy]

This book thoroughly probes the Indian Defence industry and the policies pertaining to it. Based on hard core evidence, it identifies the key shortcomings of this vital sector and provides a detailed roadmap for the Modi government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme to succeed in defence production sector. Though written with a clear focus on influencing policy making, the book is presented in an accessible format to be easily understood by the wider strategic community.

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Geopolitical Shifts in West Asia: Trends and Implications

2016
Geopolitical Shifts in West Asia:Trends and Implications

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-877-4

The West Asian region is undergoing a phase of massive turbulence since the outbreak of the Arab Spring. This period has been marked by popular protests, internal conflicts, civil wars, military interventions and involvement of external players. The regional security situation remains fragile with a new terrorist entity, the Islamic State, emerging to challenge the existing geographical boundaries of the region. There has been an enormous increase in terrorism and extremism, and the non-state actors have gained significant influence in regional politics.

Role of Technology In International Affairs

2016
Role of Technology In international Affairs

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN:978-81-8274-881-1

Recent advances in technology have opened up vast new areas of communication, cooperation and even friction among nations in their pursuit of security, development and progress. Science and technology today transcend almost all areas of international affairs. The role of science and technology in international affairs is so intrinsic that it is rarely recognised as a separate entity and often taken for granted. The impact of modern dual-use technology on human society and national security has become so large that it would be necessary for foreign policy professionals to understand the finer nuances of technology to successfully negotiate international affairs in future. The book Role of Technology in International Affairs is aimed at bringing a clear appreciation of the various interconnections and interdependencies between technology, security, foreign policy and diplomacy that future diplomats must have for navigating towards international peace.

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Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

2016
Asian Strategic Review 2016 -Terrorism: Emerging Trends

Publisher: Pentagon Press
Under the US leadership, the international community has been fighting the war on global terrorism for the past decade and a half. Strategies and targets have undergone several changes in this war, but terrorism continues to show no signs of decline. It continues to pose a major security challenge to world order and stability. Concrete and chilling evidence for this was provided by the recent attacks in Paris, Egypt, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kunduz, Kabul, Peshawar and Pathankot. The list is indeed long and extensive to be fully recorded here. During the first 15 days of 2016, one website records 17 terrorist attacks in different parts of the world.
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The Role of Media in Promoting Regional Understanding in South Asia

2016
The Role of Media in Promoting Regional Understanding in South Asia

Publisher: Pentagon Press
ISBN: 978-81-8274-868-2

This book collates a wide spectrum of views across South Asia, including Myanmar, and debates the role of media in forging regional understanding and goodwill. The media's role in South Asia is essentially conceived as state-centric, adhering to the standard templates of nationalism. This inherent tendency has, at times, cost neutral and balanced coverage of events and issues. The contributors to this volume acknowledge the potential of the media as an institution which could/should, in addition to its routine reportage, focus on regional issues of common interest and promote regional understanding.

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