The GCC in Troubled Waters

 Gulf Cooperation Council  2017

It is unlikely that Qatar will agree to align its foreign policy with that of Riyadh and to rein in Al Jazeera.

June 13, 2017

Paraguay’s Military: Internal Security Challenges vs Bloc Obsolescence

Paraguay’s military faces the twin challenges of maintaining internal and external security, and fighting narco-trafficking while facing bloc obsolescence of its existing assets.

June 12, 2017

Harnessing Wind Power through Kites

India’s record in wind energy development is good. But the existing technology is fast becoming outdated. Evolving technologies like kite wind should therefore be considered.

June 09, 2017

Changes in the SCOMET List: What it means for the Indian Defence Industry

The formal inclusion of the Munitions List within the SCOMET framework explicitly brings the defence industry under the purview of India’s global commitment to non-proliferation.

June 08, 2017

Qatar Crisis Sharpens Regional Faultlines

The decision to target Qatar clearly indicates that the region is now divided into two camps and that the Arab Gulf countries are in no mood to accept neutral players.

June 08, 2017

Do India-Oman relations need a Push?

Oman Flag

A high level political engagement between Oman and India will push the relations in the positive direction and also provide a fresh fillip to the economic relations.

June 08, 2017

India Gears Up to Enter the Eurasian Integration Path

As India enters the Eurasian integration path, it needs to be aware that there is an emerging trend in favour of intra-regional cooperation in Central Asia.

June 07, 2017

Possible Outcomes after the US Exit from the Paris Climate Agreement

China may emerge as the sole leader of global climate negotiations by supporting the Green Climate Fund, which faces a budget crisis with the US exit. This will also provide an opportunity for China to reshape its current global image.

June 06, 2017

What Can India Expect from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?

India should use SCO for building convergences with China and Russia as well as minimise the intensity of China-Pakistan alignment which undercuts India’s direct access to Eurasia.

June 05, 2017

An Assessment of the Strategic Partnership Model in Defence Industry

The SP model, if implemented well, is likely to have a number of benefits for both the private sector and the larger Indian defence industry.

June 02, 2017