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France Counters Islamist Radicalisation

In the aftermath of Samuel Paty’s beheading, France is taking measures that seek to reverse the processes through which individuals become ‘terrorists’. If successful, other countries could emulate such policy interventions in their own counter-radicalisation efforts.

December 04, 2020

Post-Abe Japan’s Ties with the United States

Despite change in leadership in Japan, the new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide looks set to continue the policies of his predecessor, Abe Shinzo. Both domestic and external factors may affect policies.

November 24, 2020

Turkish Foreign Policy: From ‘Zero Problem’ to Zero Friends

Turkish global power aspirations are hindered by a lack of regional influence. Ankara wishes to enhance strategic depth in the neighborhood. Deviating from a soft power approach, President Erdogan has increasingly adopted a confrontational foreign policy.

November 06, 2020

The South Caucasus Imbroglio: Armenia–Azerbaijan Conflict

Armenia and Azerbaijan have come to blows over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh after a quarter of a century. There are numerous geo-strategic interests at play in the conflict that will impact regional peace and security.

October 28, 2020

Other Capital Procurement Procedure: A Chip off the Old Block

The OCPP is a mix of revenue and capital procurement procedures, based on the Defence Procurement Manual 2006. It could have been an opportunity to lay down a more self-contained procedure.

October 23, 2020

New Internet Protocol: Redesigning the Internet with Chinese Characteristics?

China’s proposal for a new Internet Protocol (IP) is a reflection of its desire to revamp and mould the Internet. This is in line with its ambitions to rise to the “commanding heights” of the scientific and technological competition.

October 15, 2020

The Imperatives of Ordnance Factory Corporatisation

Poor workmanship, deteriorating quality issues, and lack of professionalism have plagued the workings of the Ordnance Factories. There is an imperative need for modernising the workings of the OFs through corporatisation.

September 30, 2020

Time IAF Upgraded its Largest Combat Fleet

While Rafale’s enhanced combat capabilities has added punch to India’s airpower, the developing threat scenario in India’s neighbourhood lends urgency to upgrading the IAF’s largest combat fleet, the Sukhoi fighters, to retain edge over the enemy.

September 30, 2020

The China-India-US Triangle: Changing Balance of Power and a New Cold War

China is no longer interested in maintaining previous patterns of its relationships with India and US. It seeks to forge new types of relationships that are reflective of the extant balance of power. China expects India to demonstrate awed subservience and refrain from security cooperation with US.

September 21, 2020

Need For a Proactive Policy Towards Bangladesh

Given the assertive foreign policy followed by China and the desperation of Pakistan after the abolition of Article 370, India has to follow a proactive foreign policy. It is only India’s proactiveness that can keep both China and Pakistan in check in Bangladesh.

September 18, 2020

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