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: March 2019

    The current issue of Strategic Analysis carries important contributions on North Korea, US-Taliban Talks, the socio-cultural dynamics of India-China relations and India's Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA, among others.

    The Essay on North Korea weaves an engaging narrative on the regime and its quest for power around the personality of Kim Yo-Jong, sister of Kim Jong-un, the country's current ruler. The Essay on US-Taliban Talks focusses on the importance of involving diverse ethnicity, regions and armed groups of all shades in Afghanistan including dissenting groups within the Taliban to ensure that the post-Soviet withdrawal scenario of all-against-all does not emerge again, jeopardising prospects of peace and stability in future.The Article on India's Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA is an attempt to critically study the text of INFCIRC/754 analyse and interpret the Safeguards provisions therein to assess their functionality, adequacy and effectiveness.

    The issue also carries a Review Essay on Jairam Ramesh's book ntertwined Lives: P.N. Haksar and Indira Gandhi.

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