Comments and Briefs

China Looks to Africa to Reduce Trade Dependence on the US

China may or may not succeed in transforming Africa into a substitute market. If it does, the bilateral trade relationship is likely to become more unbalanced and tilted in its own favour leading to greater exploitation of Africa.

September 18, 2018

India’s Economic Opportunities in Central Asia

India needs to use economic leverages more efficiently to build closer ties with Central Asia.

September 17, 2018

The Arithmetic of India-U.S. Relations and the Russian Factor

India, on its way to become a global power, will likely have to follow a zigzag course, balancing between American demands, long-term friendship with Russia and its own strategic necessities in the neighbourhood and beyond.

September 17, 2018

The 2018 Maldivian Presidential Elections: Two-horse Race between Development and Reforms

The forthcoming presidential election is a contest between Yameen’s pledge to bring about a transformational change with mega-projects and Solih’s pledge to end presidential tyranny, injustice and corruption

September 17, 2018

The First India-US 2+2 Dialogue: An Assessment

An evaluation of the non-negotiable elements of the CISMOA Boilerplate agreement does not show any element that will have any unavoidable security risks for India.

September 14, 2018


  • Journal of Defence Studies
  • Strategic Analysis



Asian Security Conference (ASC)

March 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019

IDSA-KIDA conference

January 28, 2019 to January 29, 2019

South Asia Conference

December 18, 2018 to December 19, 2018


Shifting Geopolitics in Asia:

India-Japan Relations and the Future of Indo-Pacific Region
December 8, 2017

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