Journal of Defence Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4, October-December 2018
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  • This issue features articles on UN peacekeeping operations; the Japanese Self-Defense Forces since their reorganisation in 2007; and the emerging Indian Ocean maritime security architecture under the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. Also included are a commentary on the latest Japanese Defence White Paper and four book reviews.




    United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Causes for Failure and Continuing Relevance
    -- A.K. Bardalai

    Emerging Contours of Maritime Security Architecture under the Belt and Road Initiative
    -- Abhay Kumar Singh

    Japan’s Self-Defense Forces: A Decade after Reorganisation
    -- Kishore Kumar Khera


    Defending Japan: Reviewing the 2018 White Paper
    -- Titli Basu

    Book Reviews

    The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan, by T.C.A. Raghavan
    -- Ghanshyam Katoch

    Approach to Battle: Training the Indian Army during the Second World War, by Alan Jeffreys
    -- Alok Deb

    How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century,  by Shyam Saran
    -- Shrabana Barua

    The Soul of Armies: Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Military Culture in the US and UK, by Austin Long
    -- Vivek Mishra