Protests in the Arab World: Implications for the Region and India

The ongoing protests against undemocratic regimes in West Asia and North Africa have sent shockwaves throughout the region. This Brief analyses the protests in the Arab world and their implications for the region and India.

March 31, 2011

Uprisings in the Arab World: Options for GOI

While erstwhile authoritarianism and absolutist rule may no longer be possible, it would be naïve to expect that the Middle East will undergo a metamorphosis.

March 30, 2011

Internal Security in a Multi-Party Federal Polity

Internal threats to national security have assumed centre-stage in the debates on Indian security. They have a pan-Indian presence and are no longer confined to India’s north and north-eastern frontiers.

March 17, 2011

An Arab Revolution?

While the Arab Revolution might or might not prove as seminal as the French or the Russian, it has changed the geopolitics significantly and irrevocably.

March 10, 2011

Public Finance and National Security: Deficit Reduction and the American Military in a Time of Diminished Resources

The United States faces a budget crisis of proportions with no precedent in its recent history. The country’s economic dominance since the end of World War II has supported a military posture with global reach and influence.

February 24, 2011

Piracy: A Fresh Look is Essential

A fresh look is required at the international level to deal with this scourge effectively. It is time for India to take the lead and push for a change in tack both regionally and in international fora.

February 14, 2011

An Apocalypse Lurks in the Korean Peninsula

The temporary hope of peace returning to the Korean peninsula following North Korea’s peace overtures dissipated no sooner than it started when North Korean negotiators walked out of the meeting room at the DMZ in Panmunjam.

February 14, 2011

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