Fatah – Hamas Reconciliation and Prospects for the Elusive Palestinian Unity

On October 12, 2017, Fatah and Hamas, the two dominant factions in Palestinian politics, signed a reconciliation agreement in Cairo to end their decade-long conflict.

November 03, 2017

The Indian Air Force’s Declining Squadron Strength – Options and Challenges

The IAF is not without options, all of which are currently at some stage of realization. What is lacking is a sense of urgency on the part of all the parties concerned.

November 03, 2017

How North Korea was Armed

China and to a lesser extent Pakistan have helped North Korea with its nuclear and missile development programmes.

October 30, 2017

The Trump Challenge to the JCPOA

Trump’s new policy statement on Iran has enveloped the UNSC-approved Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in a shroud of uncertainty that could lead to further instability in conflict-ridden West Asia.

October 24, 2017

India’s Strategic Connect with the World

The various connectivity projects put forward by India show its involvement as an investor in capacity-building efforts in the recipient countries across sectors of their particular needs and choices, not as an overarching and imposing economic power.

October 23, 2017

EMP Weapons and the New Equation of War

Besides military targets, a number of strategic civilian targets, like urban data and communication centres, stock exchanges, factories and other centres of gravity could also be attacked by e-bombs.

October 13, 2017

Lull at Doklam: Time for a Holistic Strategic Review

While the crisis has been defused for the time being, the probability of a future flare up cannot be ruled out. A holistic strategic review ought to be carried out over a wide spectrum and in a multi-dimensional manner with specific timelines.

October 06, 2017

Need for Sector-Specific Ease-of-Doing Business Indices

Sector-specific micro parameters that have a bearing on the ease of doing business need to be identified and quantified.

October 05, 2017

Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System: Issues and Challenges

Implementation of high-tech solutions without adequately trained personnel is unlikely to help the Border Security Force achieve the goal of foolproof border surveillance.

October 04, 2017

Fallout of the Rohingya Issue on Bangladesh`s Domestic Politics

With the Bangladesh general elections not far away in 2018, and the unlikely scenario of the Rohingya problem being fully resolved in the next few months, the issue is likely to deeply influence the posture of the various political parties.

October 03, 2017