Russia’s New Maritime Doctrine

Russia’s new maritime doctrine, the first policy document in Russia’s national security domain since the Ukraine conflict, reveals a bolder and more assertive Russia, and presents several opportunities for cooperation with India.

August 17, 2022

US Drone Strike on Al-Zawahiri: Significance and Implications

The strike against Zawahiri is being hailed as a vindication of the US’s ‘over-the-horizon’ strategy in eradicating terrorism without placing boots on the ground.

August 16, 2022

Increased Drug Trade in Golden Triangle: Security Implications

The Shan state of Myanmar is the largest producer of illegal drugs within the infamous Golden Triangle—a tri-junction at the Myanmar, Laos and Thailand borders.

July 28, 2022

US and EU Sanctions on Russian Defence Industry

US and EU sanctions against key Russian arms producing firms, design bureaus and export organisations have had significant implications for Russian arms importing nations.

July 25, 2022

Political Uncertainty in Sri Lanka: No End in Sight

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation is unlikely to bring the desired political outcome and the much-needed economic relief to the people of Sri Lanka.

July 21, 2022

Sri Lankan Economic Crisis and Rise of Left Politics: Implications for India

Though the Janatha aragalaya (people’s struggle) against the Rajapaksas was spontaneous, the role of the Left organisations in galvanising this into a movement that ousted the Rajapaksa family is an important landmark in Left politics.

July 21, 2022

Turkmenistan’s Neutrality-Based Foreign Policy: Issues and Challenges

The fluid geopolitical situation arising out of the Russian military intervention in Ukraine has added to the challenges of Turkmenistan’s leadership in implementing their stated neutrality-based foreign policy doctrine.

July 20, 2022

Iran’s Central Asia Policy Gains Momentum amid Russia–Ukraine War

Iran has seen a sudden rise in its importance as a transit and transport hub connecting China and Central Asia to Europe, and also Russia with India.

July 19, 2022

US Tech Sanctions on China

China’s technology sector has faced challenges due to sanctions imposed by the United States.

July 13, 2022

China and the Pacific Islands: A New Theatre of Great Power Competition

Wang Yi’s visit to the Pacific Island Countries highlights Beijing’s efforts to further consolidate ties with the region.

July 11, 2022