Strategic Analysis

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  • Strategic Analysis is the bimontly 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.

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    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: November 2017

    The contributions in this issue of Strategic Analysis are diverse and timely. One such examines the regional implications of disaster relief by India and China in the wake of the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015. The other details the history of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms with a particular focus on India’s aspiration and attempts to become a permanent member. Yet Another article looks at Korea’s cultural diplomacy in the wake of its rapid economic transformation and its efforts to spread the ‘Korean Wave’ in India. An important contribution to the issue is a commentary dispelling the popular notion of Islam being an inherently violent and fundamentalist religion, through case studies peculiar to the Middle East.

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