The Non-Aligned Movement and Nuclear Security

Despite not taking a stand on nuclear security or nuclear terrorism, the NAM appears determined to adopt key elements of nuclear security.

March 16, 2012

Technology For The Future IAF: The Case For Hypersonic Craft

The re-equipment of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the medium- to long-term requires a careful look at the costs and technical problems associated with Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). The country may gain from examining alternative means of achieving the benefits in capability offered by FGFA through the possibly cheaper hypersonic route, especially if pursued indigenously.

March 09, 2012

Pakistan’s Long and Ordinary Crisis

The functional distortion of the arrangement of Pakistan’s major institutions—principally, the executive, the army, and the judiciary—is the cause of the current crisis.

February 09, 2012

Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee Report: A Valuable Process than an End Product

The value of Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Committee lies more in the process it created and the multiple narratives it brought in from the periphery rather than as an end product in itself.

February 01, 2012

China's White Papers on Space: An Analysis

China's space programme is not only an attempt to demonstrate technological or military superiority, but is aimed at achieving great power status.

January 20, 2012

Challenges Before Japan in 2012

This Issue Brief assesses the pitfalls and opportunities as well as the likely course of action that the Japanese political leadership is going to define in the coming months.

January 16, 2012

Foreign Minister Krishna’s Visit to Israel: Adding Political Content to a Robust Partnership

S.M. Krishna’s visit to Israel has added the crucial political content to one of India’s most significant bilateral relationships of the post-Cold War era.

January 16, 2012

Lessons from 2011: The New Media Revolution is a Strategic Asset

What was new in 2011 was the idea of a new media revolution: the convergence of various forms of media—television, social, and online networks which, when combined together, became a powerful weapon in the hands of the common man.

January 13, 2012

The Implications of Noda’s Visit to India

Noda’s visit to India is a demonstration of Japan’s long-term commitment to scale up India–Japan bilateral ties to a higher trajectory.

January 13, 2012

2011: A Strategic Survey

The year 2011 will stand out in history as the year of the Arab Spring, when people in Northern Africa and West Asia rose up against tyranny and revolted for political emancipation.

January 04, 2012