China's White Papers on Space: An Analysis

China's space programme is not only an attempt to demonstrate technological or military superiority, but is aimed at achieving great power status.

January 20, 2012

Challenges Before Japan in 2012

This Issue Brief assesses the pitfalls and opportunities as well as the likely course of action that the Japanese political leadership is going to define in the coming months.

January 16, 2012

Foreign Minister Krishna’s Visit to Israel: Adding Political Content to a Robust Partnership

S.M. Krishna’s visit to Israel has added the crucial political content to one of India’s most significant bilateral relationships of the post-Cold War era.

January 16, 2012

Lessons from 2011: The New Media Revolution is a Strategic Asset

What was new in 2011 was the idea of a new media revolution: the convergence of various forms of media—television, social, and online networks which, when combined together, became a powerful weapon in the hands of the common man.

January 13, 2012

The Implications of Noda’s Visit to India

Noda’s visit to India is a demonstration of Japan’s long-term commitment to scale up India–Japan bilateral ties to a higher trajectory.

January 13, 2012

2011: A Strategic Survey

The year 2011 will stand out in history as the year of the Arab Spring, when people in Northern Africa and West Asia rose up against tyranny and revolted for political emancipation.

January 04, 2012

North Korea after Kim Jong-Il: Implications for East Asian Security

The demise of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il on December 17, 2011 has introduced a new dimension to the security situation in Northeast Asia. The future of East Asian security would largely be shaped by developments that unfold in the Korean peninsula.

January 02, 2012

The Libyan Operation and Europe’s Role in Defence and Security

Highlighting the limitations of the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy, this Issue Brief argues that Europe’s role as a global actor in matters of defence and security will remain constrained in the immediate future.

December 20, 2011

South Kordofan: The Next Case for R2P?

Given the nature of violence perpetrated against innocent civilians and prolonged hostility between Sudan and South Sudan, it is imperative that the UN Security Council takes stock of the situation and acts immediately.

December 16, 2011

India’s Internal Security: The Year That Was, The Year That May Be

India’s internal security situation in 2011 was relatively better than in previous years. To ensure that 2012 also turns out to be a quiet and secure year, New Delhi not only has to consolidate the gains made in 2011 but also undertake new initiatives to address these gaps.

December 13, 2011