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

Wen Jiabao’s India visit: A Strategic Review

The success of the visit was limited to strengthening links of economic diplomacy between the two Asian giants, ignoring the geo-political and strategic issues that act as de-stabilisers in Sino-Indian relations.

January 07, 2011

India-China Relations: It’s the economy, and no one’s stupid

This Brief uses irony to communicate five propositions, that can be found in several discourses on Sino-Indian ties. It evaluates these propositions in the light of the tangible and intangible gains from Premier Wen Jiabao’s second official visit to India.

December 28, 2010

An Impact Assessment of President Obama’s Visit on the India-US Strategic Partnership

The India-US strategic partnership grounded in shared values as well as shared interests has been further deepened during Obama’s visit.

December 09, 2010

Professional Military Education: The First Steps in the Indian Context

Human resources will remain a critical element to any professional military education system and this entails careful selection of the senior leadership, faculty, and managerial staff.

November 30, 2010

North Korea’s Artillery Attack on Yeonpyeongdo: Responses and Implications

Both the revelation of a highly refined capacity for uranium enrichment and the shelling of South Korean military positions amply demonstrate Pyongyang’s preparedness to push the crisis to the extremes.

November 30, 2010

The Need for a Strategic Response to Insurgency and Terrorism

Countering ideological narratives, effective communication of developmental measures to the people, and adherence to the principle of judicious use of force should form integral elements of India's strategy to counter insurgent and terrorist groups.

November 26, 2010

Indonesia- China relations: Challenges and Opportunities

During the course of their sixty year-old bilateral relationship, Indonesia and China have gone through many ups and downs. A great part of the formative years of this relationship was marred by mutual apathy, if not distrust.

November 22, 2010

Myanmar: The November 2010 Election

Myanmar’s elections on November 7 may not promise to be a game-changer. But the path it lays down could be utilized to effect desirable change devoid of unnecessary turbulence.

November 08, 2010

India, US and The Entity List

The US government has had a system to control exports through much of their history. In modern times, this aspect of export controls took a new meaning and role with the onset of the cold war in the late 40s.

October 29, 2010