Will North Korea Denuclearise?

Kim will drive the hardest bargain possible and be willing to make only small concessions like maintaining some type of a freeze on future tests of missiles and nuclear weapons.

April 09, 2018

Crippling the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force

The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force officer corps has a challenging task at hand to preserve the operational capability of the force as well as address the genuine concerns being expressed by their subordinates.

April 09, 2018

DefExpo 2018: Making India a Defence Manufacturing Hub and an Exporter of Arms

The challenge lies in demonstrating to potential importers that India, currently the world’s largest arms importer, has the capacity to manufacture and export the equipment required by their armed forces.

April 09, 2018

Will Great-Power Conflict Return?

Geopolitical competition between the great powers with or without direct conflict will lead to a situation where productive cooperation among them on critical international issues is likely to prove difficult.

April 06, 2018

Draft Defence Production Policy 2018: Challenges Galore

The Draft Defence Production Policy 2018, which aims to promote the Make in India initiative in the defence sector and create a world-class arms manufacturing base, faces a number of challenges, which, if left unaddressed, may limit its usefulness.

April 04, 2018

Promises Galore in the Draft Defence Production Policy 2018

The promises contained in the recently released draft are so intertwined that a comprehensive action plan would be required to implement all of them almost simultaneously for achieving the policy objective.

April 02, 2018

External Balancing in India’s China Policy

External balancing is re-emerging as an element of policy driven by the yawning power asymmetry between India and China and China’s turn towards assertive behaviour and territorial claims.

March 28, 2018

Xi Jinping’s Extended Presidency and India-China Relations


India should carefully understand the evolving foreign policy strategy of China under Xi Jinping, and notably, his worldview, and try to position bilateral relations accordingly.

March 27, 2018

Influencing Electoral Outcomes: The Ugly Face of Facebook

The Cambridge Analytica episode highlights the need to expedite the process of developing a data protection framework and probably amend the IT Act in accordance with the changing realities of cyberspace.

March 26, 2018

Return the Favour with a Thousand Cuts: India’s Pakistan Policy

The current policy is premised on the understanding that unless India hurts the principal architect of Pakistan’s Kashmir policy, that is, the Army, terrorism would continue unabated.

March 22, 2018