Lull at Doklam: Time for a Holistic Strategic Review

While the crisis has been defused for the time being, the probability of a future flare up cannot be ruled out. A holistic strategic review ought to be carried out over a wide spectrum and in a multi-dimensional manner with specific timelines.

October 06, 2017

Need for Sector-Specific Ease-of-Doing Business Indices

Sector-specific micro parameters that have a bearing on the ease of doing business need to be identified and quantified.

October 05, 2017

Fallout of the Rohingya Issue on Bangladesh`s Domestic Politics

With the Bangladesh general elections not far away in 2018, and the unlikely scenario of the Rohingya problem being fully resolved in the next few months, the issue is likely to deeply influence the posture of the various political parties.

October 03, 2017

Acquisition of single-engine fighter aircraft – A few suggestions to expedite the procurement process

MoD can leapfrog many of the 11 stages in the procurement programme by taking the measures outlined to fulfil the urgent requirements of the Air Force.

September 26, 2017

The Turkish Military Base in Doha: A Step towards Gaining “Strategic Depth” in the Middle East?

The nostalgia among a section of the AKP to recreate the Ottoman past through economic and geopolitical integration has been the driving force behind Turkey’s recent assertive postures in regional matters including the Qatar crisis.

September 26, 2017

Now The Right in Berlin: The German Elections of 2017

The CDU’s likely coalition partners are the Green Party and the Free Democrats. Such a coalition can work because all partners share a common design on European Unity and socio-economic policies at home.

September 26, 2017

Does India Need Thermonuclear Weapons

While thermonuclear weapons are not necessary for maintaining a credible deterrent, they serve the purpose of enabling India to make effective use of its relatively limited fissile material stockpile.

September 22, 2017

The March of Folly Jointly Led By Kim Jong-Un And Donald Trump

The crisis over North Korea’s reckless but successful pursuit of nuclear- weapon capability and the misguided response thereto by the United States is taking the world nearer to an unnecessary and perfectly avoidable catastrophe.

September 12, 2017

Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons and the Indian Nuclear Doctrine

The nuclear escalation risk cannot be contained by the revision of India’s minimum deterrence policy but with a change in Pakistan’s behaviour.

September 11, 2017

US-Pakistan ties at a crossroads

Pakistan’s responses with reference to the US encouraging India to play a greater role in Afghanistan raise an intriguing question: were Trump’s statements on India part of a gambit to extract cooperation from Pakistan?

September 11, 2017