Monthly Archives: May 2019

Iraq’s Basra and Indian Interests

In the wake of protests since last year in the Iraqi province of Basra, the government at Baghdad is uncertain on the possible transition...

Women in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building

Women represent half of humanity, a vital half which creates a balance alongside men; groups of women have a stronger commitment to the ending...

China’s Increasing Military Diplomacy in Nepal

A nation with a long-standing tradition of soldiering and military service, Nepal’s geographic location has found it in the midst of a power struggle...

Expected Gains Vs Estimated Opportunity Costs: Production Forests

The draft Indian Forest Act, 2019 that was proposed by the Union Government in March this year, has once again sparked a national debate...

Struggling for Habitat Rights: The Case of Abhujmarias

Abhujmarh, located in the dense and undulated terrain of the Dandakaranya forests, is the only region of the country without a revenue map, even...

The Expanding Domains of War

Introduction Technological and sociological changes have brought about a paradigm-shift in the understanding of war, battle-field, and indeed, victory and defeat. Warfare has metamorphosed from...

Thailand’s Kra Canal And India’s Reaction

INTRODUCTION The Kra isthmus is located at the thinnest point of a narrow piece of land of Thailand with water on each side that joins...

Battle Won But, The War Lingers On..

In a major diplomatic win for India, the United Nations declared Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, a global terrorist. The decision from UN Security Council's...

China seeks to ‘Informationisation’ to Fight Modern Warfare

The 2015 White Paper on “Chinese Military Strategy” identifies that “the form of war is accelerating its evolution to informationization”, which calls for China...

India’s Transformational Role Towards its Near Neighbours

South Asia or rather Southern Asia has a population of around 1.9 billion which is one-fourth of the world’s total. Of the south Asian countries,...

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Arakan Army’s threat to ‘Act East’: India’s Options

The abduction of five Indian Nationals in the Rakhine state of Myanmar by the Arakan Army (an ethnic insurgent group) last Sunday raised tensions...

Fourth Plenum of the 19th CPC Central Committee: An Assessment

The Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee as held...

Protests in Iraq and Lebanon- Signs of Arab Spring 2.0

While the cause for the uprising is quite similar, if not for the flags of Iraq and Lebanon, the differentiation is quite interesting. In...