Geopolitics

Understanding the Riddle of Indian Defence Dependency

Understanding the Riddle of Indian Defence Dependency

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jun , 2019

Part-1 As the first IDSA military history research fellow, I was engaged in studying the Anglo-Maratha wars of 18th and early 19th century. During my research I came across a very interesting...

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Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

Securing India’s Rightful Place in the Comity of Nations

By: Lt Gen (Dr) JS Bajwa | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 14 Jun , 2019

By end-May, a new government will be in power in India. Evidently it will be a NDA government with reinforced mandate in power for the 17th Lok Sabha. However, the wounded opposition is likely to...

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Indian Ocean Strategic Security Cooperation

Indian Ocean Strategic Security Cooperation

By: Shashwat Sarin | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jun , 2019

This research paper studies the application of India’s foreign policy in Indian Ocean region. It underlines the current framework i.e. economic, strategic, bilateral and multilateral defense...

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Emerging political scenario in the sub-continent

Emerging political scenario in the sub-continent

By: K.N. Pandita | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jun , 2019

Days ahead of the parliamentary election in our country, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked in a press briefing that with a right-wing government in New Delhi chances for the resumption...

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Terrorism’s Global Menacing Shadow

Terrorism’s Global Menacing Shadow

By: Col RN Ghosh Dastidar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jun , 2019

In fight against the scourge of Terrorism, one of the often heard cliché/formula is the need for all nations to cooperate with each other, chiefly, by sharing Intelligence. Each country...

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Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

Houthis a Grave Concern for Saudis

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jun , 2019

Recent attacks launched by Houthis rebels on critical installations of Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a significant leap in their capabilities. The story of how Ansar Allah (official name of...

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Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma

Beijing’s CPEC Dilemma

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 May , 2019

Western media, quoting Pakistan military, had reported on May 12, 2019, that five people including a naval soldier were killed and six others were injured (including two army captains, two navy...

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India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

India waits for the US-Russia rapprochement

By: Dr Raj Kumar Sharma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 May , 2019

Ever since India became independent in 1947, the structure of international relations has had a profound impact on India’s security and foreign policy. The relations between three big powers,...

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India must support Iran not clerics regime

India must support Iran not clerics regime

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 May , 2019

The Iranian nuclear deal painstakingly scripted by Obama for all practices is, off. The deal came into effect on 18 October 2015 and was implemented on 16 January 2016. The deal as part of Joint...

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IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

IS Strikes South Asia: Are India and China Next?

By: Maj Gen SB Asthana | Issue: Courtesy: www.col.hariharan.info/ | Date: 21 May , 2019

After the IS caliphate was decimated, USA and multinational forces including some groups like Kurds supporting them announced victory over Daesh. It was however well anticipated that despite the...

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US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

US sanctions on Iran can hamper World Peace

By: VBN Ram | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 May , 2019

The reasons offered by President Donald Trump for his abrupt withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) i.e. the Iran nuclear deal on May 8, 2018- were many, such as, •  Its...

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North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

North Korea and the musings in Capitol Hill

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 May , 2019

Soon after Kim Jong-un, DPRK’s Supreme Leader returned from his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, DPRK fired two short-range ballistic missiles within the space of a week....

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Japan-Russia dilemma over the territorial dispute

Japan-Russia dilemma over the territorial dispute

By: Simran Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 May , 2019

Relations between Russia and Japan have strained mainly due to the issue of obstinate territorial dispute between the two nations over the Southern Kuril Islands. Peace talks between Japan and...

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Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

Sixth US-Taliban Talks – little gain?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 May , 2019

The sixth round of US-Taliban talks at Doha, Qatar concluded on May 9 with spokesman for Taliban stating, “The sixth round of talks … ended, with some progress made on the draft agreement...

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ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 May , 2019

Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local arm has repeatedly...

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India’s Iran Predicament: Striking the Right Balance

India’s Iran Predicament: Striking the Right Balance

By: Nasima Khatoon | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 May , 2019

The six month period of waiver granted by United States to India, China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, Taiwan and Greece to reduce their Iranian crude  import to zero, expired on May 2. The...

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Significance of the New Baghdadi Video

Significance of the New Baghdadi Video

By: Nikita Kohli | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 May , 2019

Five years after he stood at the pulpit of the al-Nuri Mosque and declared a new Caliphate, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reappeared in a rare video uploaded and dissemated by the group’s...

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Specter of ISIS over South Asia

Specter of ISIS over South Asia

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 May , 2019

A news report titled “Intelligence officials fear more Sri Lanka-style ‘terrorist spectaculars’ as Isil look to tourist destinations’ in ‘The Telegraph’ dated April 27, 2019, has...

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UN can only address terror, not proxy war

UN can only address terror, not proxy war

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2019

The journey towards getting Masood Azhar declared a ‘Global Terrorist’ has taken ten years. These intervening years saw no respite in attacks by the jihadis of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). It...

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It is Win-Win for All but India still has a Long Haul

It is Win-Win for All but India still has a Long Haul

By: Brig Anil Gupta | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 May , 2019

India has secured a big diplomatic victory with the listing of Masood Azhar, Pakistan –based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Chief as global terrorist by United Nations Security Council (UNSC) after...

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