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: September-October 2022

    In the latest issue, Articles explore themes that have socio-political and regional strategic relevance. With an upsurge in radicalisation and violence among Sufi-Barelvis especially in Pakistan on the issue of blasphemy, Pradeep Singh Gautam critically examines the role of the print media and Urdu press, as well as the interplay of ideology and technology catalysing the twin processes of mobilisation and radicalisation among the Sufi-Berelvis. Pushpita Das reiterates through her article that economic integration of the Northeast with the markets of Southeast Asia through the Act East Policy is preferable for the region’s growth and development, but its implementation leaves a lot to be desired on account of challenges that are not wholly insurmountable if the government puts its mind to it. By relying extensively on Archival sources for their article, Kornphanat Tungkeunkunt and Poowin Bunyavejchewin, factually narrate the story of Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), especially emphasising China’s role and perspective in its formation, and argue that the LMC functions as an adjunct of the BRI in the Mekong region. Abhinav Pandya explores the social, political, economic, governance, and militancy-related trends in the Kashmir region after the abrogation of Article 370. He makes a strategic forecast about the overall security situation in Kashmir but limits his scope to an analytical review of the developments in the last two-and-a-half years. The Archives section carries an Article by T. Karki Hussainthat critically explores the tenuous relationship between the People’s Republic of China and the United States,vis-à-vis Asia, since the coming to power of the Communist Party of China.

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