IDSA COMMENT

Can renewables make India energy secure?

India should invest in creating a competitive solar module sector across the manufacturing chain, from procuring primary resources to the finished product.

November 22, 2017

Problems of Costing in Defence Procurements

The benchmark price could be different from the initial cost estimate because, in many cases, the negotiation stage is reached several years after in-principle approval.

November 20, 2017

The Saudi Aramco IPO and Crown Prince Salman’s Ambitions

Crown Prince Salman has been using oil as a tool to further his political ambitions both domestically and internationally, and Saudi Aramco acts as a nucleus around which his ambitions revolve.

November 16, 2017

Odisha’s Potential Role in Enhancing Security in the Bay of Bengal

A long coastline, ports, and availability of airfields all make Odisha a strategic asset that provides considerable leverage for securing India’s national interests and enhancing influence in South East Asia.

November 13, 2017

Renewed Mandate from Heaven: Xi Unfolds Grand Strategy for China’s Long March

Xi envisions China as a key player in shaping the new global order with Chinese characteristics. His grand strategy is in consonance with the Chinese strategic culture of ‘thinking deep and far’

November 10, 2017

What the Inclusion of BRI in the Chinese Constitution Implies

China Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

The inclusion of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Charter of the Communist Party of China indicates that it is not merely an economic policy but rather a ‘political project’.

November 07, 2017

Fatah – Hamas Reconciliation and Prospects for the Elusive Palestinian Unity

On October 12, 2017, Fatah and Hamas, the two dominant factions in Palestinian politics, signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo to end their decade-long conflict.

November 03, 2017

The Trump Challenge to the JCPOA

Trump’s new policy statement on Iran has enveloped the UNSC-approved Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in a shroud of uncertainty that could lead to further instability in conflict-ridden West Asia.

October 24, 2017

India’s Strategic Connect with the World

The various connectivity projects put forward by India show its involvement as an investor in capacity-building efforts in the recipient countries across sectors of their particular needs and choices, not as an overarching and imposing economic power.

October 23, 2017

EMP Weapons and the New Equation of War

Besides military targets, a number of strategic civilian targets, like urban data and communication centres, stock exchanges, factories and other centres of gravity could also be attacked by e-bombs.

October 13, 2017

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