IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

Accelerating India's “Look West Policy” in the Gulf

The Gulf region is important for India because of increased cooperation in the fields of trade, business, politics and security. The "Look West Policy" intends to further deepen India's engagement with its "extended neighbourhood."

February 04, 2011

Crisis in Egypt: Implications for India

In the past India has followed a policy of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other countries. However, it cannot shy away from its commitment and support to a peaceful mass movement for political reform.

February 04, 2011

Hu Jintao’s State Visit to the United States: An attempt to put the Sino-US narrative in place

While the Chinese president’s trip concluded with a joint statement and the signing of trade and investment deals, it achieved little in terms of addressing pressing global problems and bilateral issues.

February 01, 2011

Managing the 3Ms of Military Readiness

Money, manpower and material (3Ms) determine a state's capacity to leverage its hard power for fulfilling its national security objectives.

January 28, 2011

India and Indonesia: Trade and Investment Complementarities

To maximise gains from their bilateral relations, India and Indonesia have to tread a middle path - a mix of furthering economic complementarities while competing to attract foreign investments.

January 25, 2011

A Critical Review of Defence Procurement Procedure 2011

In the absence of reforms in several areas, DPP-2011 may not be able to achieve its stated objectives of expeditious procurement and greater involvement of domestic industry in defence production.

January 25, 2011

Forging India’s Hard Power in the New Century

The changing security environment calls for re-fashioning the use of hard power, which may have to be managed differently in the future.

January 24, 2011

Indonesia in India’s Look East Policy

Political, economic and strategic factors in the post-Cold War period call for expanded co-operation between India and Indonesia.

January 20, 2011

Why Indonesia is Important to India

The Indian Government, and the Foreign policy establishment in particular, can do more to leverage the vast collective experience of Indians in Indonesia and channel it towards the larger ends of bilateral cooperation.

January 20, 2011

Mosaics of Cultures: Investigating the Role of Cultural Linkages in India-Indonesia Relations

The cultural linkages between India and Indonesia have to be leveraged, as a foreign policy tool, to take India-Indonesia relations to the next level.

January 19, 2011

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