IDSA ISSUE BRIEFS

Erdogan’s Nuclear Rhetoric

While Turkey’s nuclear ambitions are not new, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's nuclear rhetoric is in the backdrop of Turkey's deteriorating regional security situation.

June 01, 2022

Prime Minister Modi’s Europe Visit: An Analysis

While the Russia–Ukraine crisis has given India the impetus to engage more proactively with European states, the need is to maintain and build on the momentum, in the pursuit of mutual benefit and prosperity.

May 30, 2022

NATO’s AI Push and Military Implications

NATO countries are adopting Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs) to maintain their strategic advantage and to mitigate transnational threats.

May 24, 2022

India’s Maritime Security: Five Concerns

There are five fundamental deficiencies in India’s maritime security mechanism that will need to be addressed by the newly appointed National Maritime Security Coordinator (NMSC), to prevent a recurrence of a 26/11 scenario.

May 18, 2022

Russia–Ukraine Conflict and Geopolitics of Data Routing

The Russia–Ukraine conflict, as well as Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, draw light on the geopolitics of data routing and the usage of the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) as a tool of control.

April 29, 2022

Unmanned Ground Vehicles: Global Developments and Future Battlefield

The confluence of technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing with Unmanned Ground Vehicles has created enormous opportunities for creating intelligent autonomous systems both in the commercial and defence sectors.

April 22, 2022

Early Military Lessons from Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine

While the end state of the Russia–Ukraine conflict is still afar, an analysis of the conflict and war fighting so far, shows that there are enough early lessons for the strategic and military practitioners to decipher and take note of.

March 28, 2022

Quad and the Ukrainian Crisis

While the US, Japan and Australia have taken an overtly critical stand towards Russia at the UN, India has abstained from all the UN resolutions condemning Russia. Will divergent views over the Ukrainian crisis weaken the Quad, is a pertinent question being examined in this issue brief.

March 22, 2022

India’s Arctic Policy: Building a Partnership for Sustainable Development

India’s Arctic Policy can be seen as the first step towards developing a whole-of-government approach on India’s engagement with the region. The policy seems to be inclusive and participative wherein India offers its readiness to “play its part and contribute to the global good”.

March 17, 2022

Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka: An Assessment

Depletion in foreign reserves has led to uncertainty about Sri Lankan government’s ability to account for import of essential items and debt servicing. Analyses of government’s policy measures and global geopolitical-economic developments suggest that a state of uncertainty is hovering over Sri Lankan economy.

March 10, 2022

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