Articles By Martand Jha

India and the New Great Game in Central Asia

India and the New Great Game in Central Asia

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 03 Nov , 2018

The New Great Game refers to the conceptualisation of modern geo-politics in Central Asia post-Soviet Union breakup. This is characterised by the competition between regional, extra-regional and...

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The Third Raisina Dialogue

The Third Raisina Dialogue

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2018

The much awaited third annual Raisina Dialogue at New Delhi has finally concluded. The core theme of this elite foreign policy conference this year was “Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas,...

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The Space Race, The Cold War

The Space Race, The Cold War

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date: 09 Dec , 2017

The zeal the US and the USSR had to outperform one another, proved quite beneficial to the progress of science. The work culture of the two superpowers was poles apart yet each one was trying to...

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What Was WikiLeaks All About?: A Classic Case of Cyber Security

What Was WikiLeaks All About?: A Classic Case of Cyber Security

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 06 Sep , 2017

The case of WikiLeaks is an eye-opener for many reasons. It has shown how a great power responds when its might is challenged. Though in this case, the challenge was not thrown militarily, but...

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Indian Defence University Bill

Indian Defence University Bill

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Aug , 2017

It’s been almost a year since the Indian National Defence University (INDU) bill has been drafted. Last year, on 5th August, the bill went online at MyGov.in and the website of Ministry of...

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Modi Foreign Policy is Reflected in India's Rising Stature

Modi Foreign Policy is Reflected in India's Rising Stature

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Courtesy: South Asia Monitor | Date: 15 Jun , 2017

The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed three years in power last month, making this a good time to analyze the kind of approach this government has taken towards foreign...

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Remembering the Role of Social Media in Arab Spring

Remembering the Role of Social Media in Arab Spring

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 May , 2017

It all started in Tunisia in the month of December, 2010, when Mohamed Bouazizi, a street vendor, immolated himself in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation...

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Who is better at avoiding wars: Hawks or Doves?

Who is better at avoiding wars: Hawks or Doves?

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2017

Wars between states are increasingly become rare. It takes something ‘unprecedented’ for a responsible state to go out for war. This is precisely because the costs of war are just ‘too...

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Does the life of a soldier really matter to prime-time news anchors?

Does the life of a soldier really matter to prime-time news anchors?

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2017

Time and again we see the news of our soldiers sacrificing their lives for the country. It fills every citizen with sadness. The supreme sacrifice made by our armed men is both a matter of...

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Does Non-Traditional Security Threats need to be re-defined?

Does Non-Traditional Security Threats need to be re-defined?

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Apr , 2017

Non-traditional threats are generally seen as those threats which are emanated by the non-state actors. The threats are not considered mainstream and have been seen as peripheral in nature by...

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Democracy and Freedom in Post-Soviet Central Asia

Democracy and Freedom in Post-Soviet Central Asia

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Mar , 2017

In the words of Central Asian expert, Arne Seifert, “Authoritarian regimes, “clan-bureaucratic” capitalism, high levels of socio-economic inequality and social exclusion, precarious living...

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Why Chabahar Deal is so Important for India?

Why Chabahar Deal is so Important for India?

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Mar , 2017

The Chabahar deal is an extremely important strategic decision which would help India to get a transit route to Afghanistan and further to Central Asian region and beyond. This 500 million $...

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Indo-Pak Cricket Diplomacy: Tracing Its Origin and Growth

Indo-Pak Cricket Diplomacy: Tracing Its Origin and Growth

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Mar , 2017

India and Pakistan are two cricket crazy nations and whenever these two teams clash with each other, it creates a very ‘unique aura’ around it both inside and outside the stadium where the...

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Looking at Central Asia – India’s Extended Neighbourhood

Looking at Central Asia – India’s Extended Neighbourhood

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2017

Central Asian Region (CAR) is considered to be the part of India’s ‘extended neighbourhood’. Central Asia of today consists of five nations namely; Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Tajikistan,...

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Non-Violence and Gandhian thought in Indian Strategic Thinking

Non-Violence and Gandhian thought in Indian Strategic Thinking

By: Martand Jha | Date: 09 Feb , 2017

30th January has been an important day in Indian history since last 70 years as Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated this very day in 1948. One can debate about the contemporary relevance of this day,...

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The Correlation between Institution Building and Great Power Making

The Correlation between Institution Building and Great Power Making

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2017

In the great power making, institutions have a vital role to play. Institutions are the backbone of societies as they contribute immensely in their overall progress and development; it becomes...

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Making a Distinction between War Injured and War Disabled

Making a Distinction between War Injured and War Disabled

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jan , 2017

The entire human civilization has been plagued by countless wars since time and immemorial; to an extent that ‘war’ and ‘peace’ are referred as two sides of the same coin. The core...

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When Indian Media Covers International Relations...

When Indian Media Covers International Relations...

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2017

Analysing international relations, issues related to security, strategy, defence and geo-politics is not a child’s play that anyone can do. One needs a solid understanding of international...

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Analyzing the Indian Foreign Policy in 2016: A Review

Analyzing the Indian Foreign Policy in 2016: A Review

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jan , 2017

As the year 2016 came to an end, one can look back and assess how the year has been for India in terms of its engagements with the other states in the international system. The year 2016 started...

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Indo-Russia Relations at 25...

Indo-Russia Relations at 25...

By: Martand Jha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Dec , 2016

This month marks the twenty-five years since the end of cold war way back in 1991 when   USSR, one of the two superpowers in the international system, dissolved into fifteen new independent...

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