• Can India Complement and Gain from China's Belt And Road Initiative?
    Sreejith S Nair    ·   12 Jan, 2018    ·    #5420    ·    Commentary    
    China will eventually embark on its vision of building roads, railways and pipelines across Eurasia, irrespective of India's endorsement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This attempt to lay foundations of a Sino-centric Asia provides India...
  • Ushering Normalcy in Kashmir
    Ayan Tewari    ·   11 Jan, 2018    ·    #5419    ·    Commentary    
    In 2017, Indian security forces (SFs) initiated a more focused approach to dealing with militants in Kashmir, resulting in the killing of 218 terrorists so far. Although these operations were hailed as a success, the high civilian deaths (218 mi...
  • A Human Security Approach to Nuclear Disarmament
    Shivani Singh    ·   09 Jan, 2018    ·    #5418    ·    Commentary    
    Despite the best intentions of nuclear disarmament groups, failure to adopt norms surrounding human security in disarmament has proved to be a major impediment in achieving concrete progress. Why is the human security approach needed in nuclear ...
  • Maritime Matters
    Maritime Digital Trends in 2018

    Vijay Sakhuja    ·   08 Jan, 2018    ·    #5417    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    At the beginning of the year, industries announce trends in their respective domains. Manufacturers publicise major products that will be available in the market; car-makers showcase new models that will be launched during the year; manufacturer...
  • Indian Foreign Policy and the Hafiz Saeed Problem
    Abhijit Iyer Mitra    ·   05 Jan, 2018    ·    #5416    ·    Commentary    
    On Friday, 29 December 2017, the Government of India faced a major public embarrassment, one that provides some insights into the failure of intelligence. What it shows is one of three things: a failure of gathering, collation and transmission o...
  • East Asia Compass
    'Comfort Women' and the Japan-South Korea Relationship

    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra    ·   02 Jan, 2018    ·    #5415    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might not participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because a South Korean task force has stated that the agreement with Japan on the ‘comfort women’ issue, signed in De...
  • Doklam and the India-US Strategic Relationship
    Pieter-jan Dockx    ·   02 Jan, 2018    ·    #5414    ·    Commentary    
    A widely debated aspect of the Doklam standoff was the US...
  • The Strategist
    No Responsible Steward of Nuclear Weapons, This

    Vijay Shankar    ·   01 Jan, 2018    ·    #5413    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    Two seemingly disparate incidents in recent days hold the portents for unsettling times. The first was the 'absconder General' and erstwhile Pakistan President Musharraf’s declaration on 5 December 2017, of not only his cosy ties w...
  • Maritime Matters
    India and Blue Economy in the Bay of Bengal

    Vijay Sakhuja    ·   29 Dec, 2017    ·    #5412    ·    Commentary    ·   Column
    India’s effort to harness Blue Economy received a boost with the establishment of the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography  (ITCOocean). The Centre will operate under the Indian National Centre for Ocean Informat...
  • Election Year in Pakistan: Key Dynamics and Prospects
    Rana Banerji    ·   27 Dec, 2017    ·    #5411    ·    Commentary    
    Despite several hiccups, on 19 December, the Senate of Pakistan passed the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017 - resulting in the amendment to Article 51 (5) of the Pakistani constitution - which will enable elections to the National Assembly (NA...