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  • The South Caucasus Imbroglio: Armenia–Azerbaijan Conflict

    Armenia and Azerbaijan have come to blows over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh after a quarter of a century. There are numerous geo-strategic interests at play in the conflict that will impact regional peace and security.

    October 28, 2020

    Russo-Japanese War: An Examination of Limited War Strategy

    The Russo-Japanese War was fought well over a hundred years ago and symbolised the rise of Japan, as it defeated Russia by executing a near-perfect limited war strategy. Japan incisively defined limited political objectives and calibrated its war strategy accordingly.

    July-September 2020

    Deciphering Russia’s New Nuclear Strategy

    Russia’s new nuclear strategy is both a tactical and a strategic document. It leaves the door open for adversaries to recalibrate their strategies while giving Russia the scope to manoeuvre the ongoing turbulence in its ties with the US

    June 23, 2020

    Murthy Karanam asked: What kind of sanctions the US Congress plans to impose on Turkey for acquiring the Russian S-400 system? What should be India's strategy to avoid similar sanctions?

    S. Samuel C. Rajiv replies The US Congress is putting pressure on the Donald Trump administration to impose Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) on Turkey for its acquisition of the S-400 air defence system.

    Belarus’s Rapprochement with the West: What does it indicate?

    Belarus has successfully pursued a multi-vector foreign policy and is seeking to play a significant role to strengthen peace and stability in the region.

    April 04, 2019

    Turkey Treads a Fine Line in Syria

    In the light of Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, Ankara has adopted a cautious approach towards the Syrian Kurds and has decided to take Moscow’s concerns into account before making any move in northern Syria.

    January 04, 2019

    Putin’s Political Regime and Its Alternatives

    The article analyses the current Russian regime and its possible alternatives, both nationalist and pro-Western, from the viewpoint of various theoretical approaches. It argues that applying the criteria and terminology of political science, which are usually used in studies of modern Western societies, to define contemporary Russia’s social and economic system is just as pointless as describing its political system in terms of the modern Western political system.

    March 2018

    Will Great-Power Conflict Return?

    Geopolitical competition between the great powers with or without direct conflict will lead to a situation where productive cooperation among them on critical international issues is likely to prove difficult.

    April 06, 2018

    Russia & Chemical Weapons Destruction

    The chemical weapons destruction milestone achieved by Russia raises the hope of the international community that it will also play an important role in restraining Syria and also undertake leadership role in the CWC.

    July-December 2017

    Decoding Russia's 2017 Naval Doctrine

    Russia’s new naval doctrine seeks to defend Russia’s core security interests in the neighbourhood and project power judiciously beyond its periphery.

    August 24, 2017

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