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Border is the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Rather than frittering away its limited leverage on issues such as refugees, settlements or borders, the international community should focus on borders as a means of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by posing a simple question to Israel: where do you begin, and where do you end?

March 05, 2019

MMRCA Mess and the Need for Professionalism in the Defence Acquisition Process

The CAG report relating to the Indian Air Force has highlighted various anomalies and the unprofessional manner in which defence acquisitions are handled.

February 22, 2019

A no-deal Brexit and its implications

The implications of a no-deal Brexit, particularly on EU-UK trade relations, security and the rights of the citizens, would be grave and irreparable.

February 22, 2019

Interim Defence Budget 2019-20

The eight per cent hike in the interim defence budget 2019-20 is bound to further intensify the resource problem of the MoD, which is already battling a massive shortage of funds.

February 04, 2019

Japan’s Strategic Calculations: Constraints and Responses

As the East Asian regional order becomes fragmented, how is Prime Minister Shinzo Abe managing Tokyo’s strategic interests within the US-Japan-China relations?

January 17, 2019

China’s Big Push for Solar Energy

China has managed to establish an edge in solar energy manufacturing and technology, and any shift in its solar policy is likely to affect countries looking to increase their solar energy capacity.

December 31, 2018

Bhutan National Assembly Elections 2018: A Mandate for Change?

Voters in Bhutan have shown their political maturity by bringing in a new government, which is an indicator of growing awareness about their rights and their role in holding governments to account.

November 12, 2018

75 Years Later, Are Lessons From the Bari Incident Still Relevant?

While planning and executing kinetic operations, it is essential to look at various facets of force application including the possibilities of accidents or surprise attacks by the adversary.

November 08, 2018

Nepal-China Transit Agreement: An Evaluation

Nepal’s quest for an alternate transit country with a view to reducing its dependence on India succeeded with the finalisation of the text for the Protocol of Transit Transport Agreement with China on September 7, 2018.

September 27, 2018

The 2018 Maldivian Presidential Elections: Two-horse Race between Development and Reforms

The forthcoming presidential election is a contest between Yameen’s pledge to bring about a transformational change with mega-projects and Solih’s pledge to end presidential tyranny, injustice and corruption

September 17, 2018

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