IDSA COMMENT

Pakistan’s CPEC Obsession: Boon or Bane?

While the ruling elite including army in Pakistan considers CPEC a boon, many analysts view it as a Chinese game-plan to turn Pakistan into a permanent colony, a rentier-cum-client state.

June 30, 2020

Deciphering Russia’s New Nuclear Strategy

Russia’s new nuclear strategy is both a tactical and a strategic document. It leaves the door open for adversaries to recalibrate their strategies while giving Russia the scope to manoeuvre the ongoing turbulence in its ties with the US

June 23, 2020

It is Advantage Turkey in Libya

Under President Erdoğan, Ankara has become more ambitious and is using every opportunity to intervene in regional politics.

June 22, 2020

Expediting Negotiation in Defence Contracts

Finetuning negotiation protocols and limiting the scope of negotiations could result in rapid conclusion of negotiations and contract finalisation.

June 19, 2020

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Compounds Pakistan’s Worries

The Pakistan state has clearly failed to suppress the voice of the Pashtuns in the face of their indomitable courage to fight for their rights, and as they say, within the confines of the Pakistan Constitution.

June 18, 2020

Digital Healthcare and Rising Cyber Concerns

With digital threats becoming trickier, a more holistic approach towards cybersecurity would help create a vibrant digital healthcare environment.

June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Deepens Fault Lines in Egypt

While Egypt has managed to contain the spread of the virus, the economic and political fallout of the pandemic poses a critical challenge to the stability of the country.

June 04, 2020

Role of Political Guidance for Self-Reliance in Defence

Self-reliance in defence may be better realised if India’s military instrument were to be shaped by political guidance and geopolitical considerations instead of being carried away by the contemporary winds of COVID-19.

June 01, 2020

Abysmal Human Rights Situation in Balochistan

The movement of the Baloch people is likely to continue because of the strong undercurrent of popular disaffection in the province against the Pakistan state, and the sustained enthusiasm of the people to fight for their freedom, autonomy and rights

May 30, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on South Africa

South Africa has utilised the opportunity provided by the COVID-19 pandemic to consolidate its regional leadership and augment connections with major external partners like India.

May 26, 2020

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