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 2019

    The first issue of 2019 carries articles on important themes that have far-reaching implications in the neighbourhood and how India engages with it.The article on the International North South Transport Corridor– formalized in 2000 by India, Iran and Russia – explores the commercial and the strategic implications of the Corridor for India in the face of the withdrawal of the UN sanctions against Iran, the steady expansion of the Chinese influence in the region through the OBOR, and the urgent requirement of the land-locked Central Asian countries to gain maritime access. Another article on India-Japan defence ties examines them from the interoperability standpoint and the factors influencing it; An article on perceptions that preclude Iran-US relations is studied through an exploration of the leadership’s role in the two countries; while the West Asian region’s geostrategic significance is examined in terms of a new cold war being manoeuvred by foreign actors, principally the US and Russia.

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