Strategic Analysis

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  • Strategic Analysis is the bimonthly journal of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-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-April 2023

    The March-April issue of 2023 has Articles exploring themes that have regional relevance and a direct bearing on foreign policy. Through her Article on Pakistan’s Influence Operations, Tejusvi Shukla aims to not only educate the reader about the nature and objectives of such operations but also focuses attention specifically on how Pakistan has relentlessly targeted India to destabilize the country and particularly reshape the culture in Jammu & Kashmir since independence. Based on extensive and painstaking field research and case studies, D.P.K. Pillay’s Article (with Shri Vijay Sakhare) paints a vivid and poignant picture of Kerala’s singular efforts to check the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) during its heyday, without incurring additional expenditure or infrastructure, through the collaboration of the state police forces. The Archives section, carries Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s historic speech of 7 March 1971, exhorting his people to fight to the finish to attain complete liberation and create an independent homeland of their own. It also carries two significant contributions on India’s nuclear test of 1974 by Shri K. Subrahmanyam explaining its antecedents, and by Prof Ashok Kapur analyzing its aftermath.

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