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: January 2018

    The contributors in the first issue of 2018 take up important issues and challenges facing India as it increases its global footprint. While tackling India-US relations, Vivek Mishra delves into the complexities of defence cooperation between the two countries during much of the Obama presidency, which saw a convergence of the strategic interests and a sense of realism. While arguing that the security architecture in South Asia at the turn of the century has shown signs of being more pronounced, Christian Wagner assesses security relations and threat perceptions in South Asia from the standpoint of India as the fulcrum in the region and the Indian Ocean. Mordechai Chaziza argues that as China’s foreign policy changes focus, mediation diplomacy has taken centre-stage, and its efforts are a part of a carefully designed strategy which is particularly visible in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where it focuses on constructive conflict management rather than conflict resolution.

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