Comments and Briefs

India-GCC Relations: Looking Beyond the Pandemic

India and the GCC countries should further strengthen cooperation in the fields of healthcare, education, defence and niche areas like space exploration, artificial intelligence, cyber security, bioinformatics, and renewable energy.

January 15, 2021

Al-Ula Summit: Restoring the Unity of the GCC

Even as the Al-Ula summit has set a positive tone for the restoration of unity in the GCC, a high level of commitment is required by all parties to bridge the trust deficit.

January 12, 2021

The Perils of Vaccine Nationalism

COVID-19 vaccine hoarding by wealthy nations will prolong the pandemic, and result in greater economic and social damage.

January 04, 2021

Imran Khan and Pakistan’s Enduring Political Crisis

While Imran Khan’s efforts to build legitimacy around his ‘personality’ as a religious person and a crusader against corruption do not seem to have convinced many people, his government’s inability to bring the much-promised tabdeeli (‘change’) to Pakistan is beginning to hurt him politically.

January 04, 2021

Erdogan’s New Foreign Policy Volte Face

It remains to be seen to what extent Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan’s recent efforts to mend broken regional ties and address concerns over domestic policies will succeed.

December 23, 2020

Remembering Bangladesh’s Liberation War

India and Bangladesh fought together “in the defence of human liberty”, in the words of Sheikh Mujib ur Rahman, to liberate Bangladesh, fifty momentous years ago.

December 16, 2020

Political Uncertainty in Lebanon

Disagreements on cabinet positions continue to hamper the formation of a new Lebanese government, even as the country is going through socio-economic turmoil, compounded by the pandemic and the Beirut port blast.

December 14, 2020

Helping Start-ups Cross the ‘Valley of Death’: The Main Challenge for iDEX

The iDEX has made a commendable effort at putting a defence start-up ecosystem in place. The challenges ahead include maintaining momentum, obtaining funding, and accessing toolsets and data sets.

December 11, 2020

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Events

Multimedia

Webinar on “30 Years Later: Indian Peace Keeping Force 1987-90”

Chair: Amb. Sujan R. Chinoy, Director General, MP-IDSA
May 27, 2020

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