Decoding the Arakan Army: Emergence and Political Framing (Part-1)
Angshuman Choudhury · 25 Feb, 2019 · #5561 · Commentary
On 4 January 2019, as
Myanmar celebrated its 71st Independence Day, hundreds of Arakan Army (AA) insurgents
launched coordinated attacks on four border police outposts in Northern
Rakhine’s Buthidaung Township, killing 13 policemen and injuri...
A Post-INF Nuclear World
Summaiya Khan · 25 Feb, 2019 · #5560 · Commentary
President Donald Trump's withdrawal
of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty raising
complex security concerns with ramifications that could upset an already
fractious global nuclear weapons environment.
In the Wake of the Pulwama Massacre: What India Should Not Do
Manpreet Sethi · 22 Feb, 2019 · #5559 · Commentary · Column
India, 14 February, a day that should have ended with rosy pictures of a
romantic sunset ended with bloody images of death and gore. Even before New
Delhi could point a finger towards Pakistan, a neighbour that has long
sustained a policy ...
East Asia Compass
Is Japan Getting Isolated?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 21 Feb, 2019 · #5558 · Commentary · Column
It has been reported that
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso wanted to meet US Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo at the Munich Security Conference (15-17 February 2019), apparently to give
him suggestions for the upcoming second US-North Korea sum...
The ‘Quad’: A Strategic Liability for India
Kushal Sinha · 08 Feb, 2019 · #5557 · Commentary
January 2019 iteration of the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi featured a panel discussion
on the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) during which senior defence
officials from India, Australia, the US and Japan put forth their perspectives...
Balochistan: Contextualising the Recent Spike in Attacks
Anwar Ali Tsarpa · 08 Feb, 2019 · #5556 · Commentary
On 23 November 2018, a Baloch insurgent group, the
Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) attacked the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. In a statement,
the BLA said the “objective of the attack was to highlight Chinese exploitative
What Will the China-India Relationship Look Like in 2019?
Siwei Liu · 08 Feb, 2019 · #5555 · Commentary
Sino-Indian relations in 2018 were generally stable and gradually
emerged from the shadow of the Doklam crisis. However, issues that will
continue to affect the ties have not
been completely addressed, especially the mutual trust deficit ...
HAL and India's Race to the Bottom
Murli Menon · 06 Feb, 2019 · #5554 · Commentary
The Mirage 2000 crash in Bengaluru and the tragic
fatalities of the two test pilots must make Indian policy-makers recognise and
take steps to urgently address the
conditions in which the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is run. HAL's below...
Xi’s Disquieting Dream of National Rejuvenation
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 31 Jan, 2019 · #5553 · Commentary · Column
In the run up to the First World War, Germany pursued a combination of overbearing diplomacy and brinkmanship to achieve policy goals, despite the risk of war. Demanding a review of the international order that would confer on it a dominant po...
Alternative Development and Manipur's 'War on Drugs': Need for a Broader Framework
Anjali Gupta · 31 Jan, 2019 · #5552 · Commentary
In Manipur, the cultivation of illicit crops such as cannabis and opium
has remained a major source of income, especially for low-income agrarian groups.
After announcing a ‘War on Drugs’, incumbent Chief Minister, N Biren Singh, propo...