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: July 2018

    The current issue of Strategic Analysis has important 'area studies' perspective in its contributions that includes tracing the evolution of the Sino-Indian boundary question through a critical analysis of historical Chinese cartographical encroachments on Indian territory; evaluating the political fallout of the Arab Spring and the case of Turkey; and examining the interplay between the types of regimes and security sector reforms and the peace processes in Southeast Asia, with case studies from Thailand and the Philippines. The issue also includes interesting commentaries on the relevance of BIMSTEC; the Qatar crisis; and Pakistan's reluctance to give up on the Afghan Taliban.

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