National Security Policy of Pakistan: Acknowledging Climate and Water Stress

Outlining Pakistan’s vision and global engagement in the context of strategic and security trends, the recently released National Security Policy of Pakistan also acknowledges a serious need for a robust water management mechanism and an inclusive climate change policy.

March 02, 2022

Japan: Kishida’s Balancing Act and Road Ahead

Recent developments indicate that the pro-China lobby has turned weak within Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The changed internal party dynamics is likely to immensely help Prime Minister Fumio Kishida carry forward his defence and foreign policy agenda.

February 25, 2022

What BrahMos Deal With Philippines Means for Indo-Pacific

The BrahMos deal with the Philippines marks a convergence between India’s Act East and Defence Export policies and adds to its profile as a reliable defence partner in the Indo-Pacific.

February 23, 2022

A Step Beyond Sabre Rattling: Notes from the Ukraine–Russia Cyberconflict

Cyberconflict in Ukraine has become normalised in that it is focused, there is no lasting damage, and it effectively conveys a sense of helplessness to the affected government and population. At the same time, it signals to other governments that they are not impervious to such attacks.

February 23, 2022

Emerging Contours of Security in Jammu and Kashmir

The decline in terrorist incidents and reduction in infiltration from across the border is no doubt a positive development but this alone cannot guarantee peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Strengthening of democratic institutions at the grassroots level is also required.

February 21, 2022

India’s Contribution to Global Governance of Peacekeeping

Indian interventions on the subject of peacekeeping is a testimony to its abiding interest not only in the workings of the peacekeeping mechanism but also in the global governance of peacekeeping.

February 17, 2022

PLA Border Defence Troops’ Winter Preparations: Signalling Deterrence

China’s varied winter planning logistics show a broader strategy to gain mastery over high-altitude conditions and increase combat preparedness against India.

February 14, 2022

Ukraine Crisis and US–Russia Face-off at UN Security Council

As the emerging Cold War theatrics and veto politics threaten to further paralyse the functioning of UNSC, the Ukraine crisis is unlikely to abate any time soon.

February 08, 2022

Rereading Xi Jinping’s New Year Address

Xi Jinping’s New Year address implicitly underlined his intent of directing China to look inward. While this strategy to turn inward may have been triggered more by domestic exigencies than by external systemic pressure, the implications will be felt both domestically and internationally.

February 04, 2022

AFSPA: Looking Beyond the Oting Incident

The debate and discussion about the AFSPA should attempt to find what led to the employment of the army in the first place. The answers might offer solutions to the entire problem.

February 03, 2022