Strategic Analysis

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  • Strategic Analysis is the bimonthly journal of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. It is published by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, United Kingdom.

    For subscription and other details, please visit the Routledge website

    The Journal provides a forum for independent research, analyses, and commentaries on national, regional and international security issues that have policy relevance. It seeks to promote a better understanding of Indian thinking on contemporary national and international themes. The Journal reflects a diversity of views from the strategic and international relations studies community both from within and outside India. The flagship in the IDSA stable of publications, Strategic Analysis began as a monthly journal in April 1977 and served as a medium for publishing commentaries on current events. From early 1987, its contents came to include both research articles as well as commentaries on national and international developments. It was transformed into a quarterly, refereed, journal in 2002. Routledge has been publishing the journal in a bi-monthly format since January 2007.

    Scholars and analysts are welcome to submit well-researched papers for publication in this refereed journal.

    Submissions should be directed to Mr. Vivek Kaushik, Associate Editor at

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    Current Issue: May-June 2021

    The third issue carries an important Essay by Ramesh Thakur and David Redman, that busts some of the common myths and beliefs on how to react to and control the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Issue also carries articles on: humanitarian norms and national security concerns with a case study of Bangladesh and the Rohingyas; the International Religious Freedom Act becoming a major instrument for the US to further its foreign policy agenda in the Middle East and elsewhere; and India’s contrasting strategic choices with regard to China-led initiatives in South Asia, particularly its choice to join the AIIB. The Archives section carries the text of the Parliament Resolution of March 31, 1971 and the Prime Minister’s Statement on the situation and the socio-political conditions in East Bengal, that preceded its liberation into Bangladesh.

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