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.

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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: March 2020

    A discussion on how CPEC seeks to maintain a balance between geo-economics and geo-politics, in the light of the precarious economic situation in Pakistan; the switchover of US priorities from energy security to energy dominance in Trump’s ‘America First’ strategy; the strategic significance of Uzbekistan within India’s revitalized relationship with Eurasia under its ‘Act North’ plan; and India-UAE ties in the enveloping security environment in the neighbourhood form part of the second issue of 2020. The Archives section carries an in-depth analysis of the political machinations within the international community behind the India-Pakistan war of 1971, by Prof. M.S. Rajan.

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