IDSA COMMENT

Rohingya Crisis Needs a Regional Solution

The Rohingya crisis is not just Myanmar’s domestic problem but a regional issue and it needs to be tackled at the regional level in a more comprehensive way.

September 08, 2017

US ups the ante in Cyberspace

The US decision to elevate its Cyber Command to that of a Unified Combatant Command sends a strong signal to entities and countries inimical to its interests to recalibrate their security calculus.

August 25, 2017

A New Equilibrium with China: Near simultaneous rise of neighbours is not unprecedented in Asia

Will the next meeting between PM Modi and President Xi at the Xiamen BRICS Summit lead to what Foreign Secretary Jaishankar has described as a new equilibrium?

August 25, 2017

Decoding Russia's 2017 Naval Doctrine

Russia’s new naval doctrine seeks to defend Russia’s core security interests in the neighbourhood and project power judiciously beyond its periphery.

August 24, 2017

Making the Right to Information (RTI) work in Defence

Adhering to the RTI Act in letter and spirit will lead to more responsible decision-making, greater accountability, and more credibility to the actions of the MoD.

August 21, 2017

Panchsheel was noble, but did China embrace it ever?

Before selectively invoking historical contexts and postulates such as Panchsheel, Chinese officials need to ask themselves “do we have the right to say this.”

August 18, 2017

From Doklam Standoff to a Trade War? India initiates review of IT imports from China

India’s decision to review the imports of IT products from China could turn out to be its Achilles Heel, given that they constitute a key constituent of Chinese exports to India.

August 18, 2017

India must step up diplomatic efforts on the Rohingya issue

The success of India's diplomacy will lie in the extent to which it can induce Naypyitaw to take a long view in the interests of its own political stability, internal security and social harmony.

August 16, 2017

Has the Time Come to Replace Manned Combat Aircraft With Armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles?

A quantum jump in the operational role of UAVs can be expected only with a breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence. Until that happens, their will increase gradually to reach about 50 per cent of combat operations over the next three decades.

August 16, 2017

New Hambantota Port Deal: China Consolidates its Stakes in Sri Lanka

While the agreement remains controversial, China is likely to consolidate its presence and Sri Lanka likely to get deeper into the Chinese debt trap even though it has gained temporary relief through the equity for debt swap.

August 14, 2017

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