Saroj Bishoyi

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  • Dr Saroj Bishoyi was Research Assistant at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for more details

    Ravi Kalia, ed., Pakistan: From the Rhetoric of Democracy to the Rise of Militancy

    Abraham Lincoln, defined democracy as: “Government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Democracy is a form of government in which the authority of government is based on the will of its individuals. Governmental authority is legitimately exercised in accordance with a written constitution which is the “supreme law of the land”. In the 60 plus years of its history, however, democracy has remained an elusive dream in Pakistan.

    October 2011

    Alex Mintz and Karl DeRouen Jr., Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making

    Leaders make decisions to go to war, make peace, form alliances, establish diplomatic relations, take a position on nuclear nonproliferation, impose economic sanctions, or ratify global environmental agreements. The focus of Alex Mintz and Karl DeRouen’s book Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making is this broad range of foreign policy decisions. The book presents a decision making approach to foreign policy analysis. The benefits of such an approach are that it analyses not only the outcomes of decisions but also the dynamics and the processes of decision making.

    April 2011

    Defence Diplomacy in US-India Strategic Relationship

    Defence diplomacy helps build trust and confidence between nations and facilitates cooperation at political and economic level. This is evident from the growing US-India strategic relationship. Since the end of the Cold War, the US-India relationship has been evolving and “reaching new heights”. In this budding relationship, the most visible manifestation is cooperation in the sphere of defence.

    January 2011

    India-US High Technology Cooperation: Moving Forward

    The amendment of the EAR is intended to realign US export policy towards India and expand cooperation in civil space, defence and high technology sectors.

    February 16, 2011