India and the UAE: Progress towards ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership'

The way forward for New Delhi is to seize the momentum and develop a strategic partnership with the UAE to safeguard its core national interests while avoiding regional entanglements.

July 05, 2018

Unmanned Trans-Atlantic Journey - A New Beginning

Will the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight of a Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle change the course of aviation and tilt the balance in favour of unmanned aircraft?

July 02, 2018

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: The “Uzbek Model”

The Uzbek approach to dealing with radicalisation and extremism has evolved from tough and uncompromising measures to a flexible and accommodative approach.

June 27, 2018

Whither the Indo-US Defence Partnership

India appears to be failing to consider the geopolitical and foreign policy fallouts from signing the so-called foundational military pacts with the United States.

June 25, 2018

Singapore Summit: North East Asia Set for Strategic Realignment

While the US may be able to ensure the security of its homeland, it is bound to gradually yield strategic space to China in the region. All said, prevailing alignments in the region are in for a definite reset.

June 22, 2018

US-North Korea Summit: Singapore Round Goes to Chairman Kim

The summit brought out ambiguities in America’s policy towards denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula. To translate outcomes of the summit into concrete deliverables, Trump administration would not only have to clearly define its denuclearisation action plan in terms of goals, methodology and timeline but also bolster its alliance with South Korea and Japan.

June 19, 2018

Jordan is the Pivot to Modi’s approach to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

An unstable Jordan will undermine India’s newly found nuanced and balanced approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and push it back to the insipid, ineffective and routine of yester years.

June 15, 2018

Keeping India-US Defence Ties on Even Keel despite CAATSA

Mutual and shared interests between India and the US must form the basis of an enduring solution to the quandary presented by the provisions of the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act.

June 14, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and the Australian Connection

The government needs to focus on meeting the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard’s urgent requirements for fuel so that their existing assets could be put to optimal use rather than squander funds on procuring an additional patrol boat from an Australian company.

June 08, 2018

Oil Prices Stumble, but for how long?

Despite the easing of international crude prices, the central government is unlikely to cut central excise duties since a cut of Re 1 would result in a loss of revenue of Rs. 10,725 crore.

May 30, 2018