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What Trump’s new National Security Strategy means for India

MANOJ JOSHI India, in the new report, falls squarely in the “opportunity” category, rather than in that of “threats” or even “competition” for the US. DONALD TRUMP NSS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION Indian reports of the Trump administration’s recently released new National Security Strategy...

Trump’s new National Security Strategy: The good, the bad and the complicated for New...

ABHIJNAN REJ The broad thrust of the NSS document transcends Trump and reflects a growing consensus in the American establishment that China is an adversary. As far as India is concerned, this is the good news. DONALD TRUMP TRUMP...

Is BJP victory in Gujarat resounding?

SATISH MISRA Gujarat has provided a psychological victory for the Congress, while it is a moral defeat for the BJP though it has been able to form the government. The situation could have been different but for Prime Minister...

Competing imperatives of global governance and national interests within BRICS: An Indian perspective

OCCASIONAL PAPERS DEC 20 2017 SACHIN CHATURVEDI SABYASACHI SAHA DIFFERENTIAL GAINS ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE INDIA AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE TECHNOLOGY TRADE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS WTO This paper revisits India’s contribution to institution building efforts in BRICS to suggest India’s keen...

India and the global discourse on state-sponsored terrorism

OCCASIONAL PAPERS DEC 20 2017 PREM MAHADEVAN INDIA AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE NEW DELHI PAKISTAN PAKISTANI DEEP STATE STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM India has had modest success in its efforts to internationally isolate Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism. More effective...

Victory Day: Why the brutal 1971 war remains a unique saga in human history

PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY BANGLADESH INDIA-BANGLADESH On 16 December, Bangladesh celebrates “Bijoy Dibosh” (Vijay Diwas) and India marks “Victory Day”. The day commemorates the end one of the most brutal and significant wars in the latter half of the 20th century. On...

The Brahamaputra: floated myths and flouted realities

NILANJAN GHOSH There is little scientific basis behind the claims of Chinese interventions on the stream-flow of the Yarlung-Tsangpo / Brahmaputra Source: Michael Foley/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 BRAHMAPUTRA Ever since the publication of Brahma Chellaney’s magnum opus Water: Asia’s New Battleground in 2011, the media...

Revisiting counter-insurgency operations in J&K

DEEPAK SINHA INDIAN ARMY INSURGENCY JAMMU AND KASHMIR In appointing Mr Dineshwar Sharma, former Director Intelligence Bureau, as its interlocutor for Kashmir, conventional wisdom would have us believe that the central government has displayed a newfound willingness of much...

India and global trade governance: Redefining its ‘national’ interest

OCCASIONAL PAPERS DEC 19 2017 MIHIR SWARUP SHARMA PREETY BHOGAL INDIA AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE WTO This paper considers and explains the shifts and consistencies in India’s engagement with structures of global trade governance beginning from the Uruguay round of...

BJPs half-win in Gujarat

SANJEEV AHLUWALIA BJP GUJARAT ELECTIONS The David versus Goliath battle in Gujarat Assembly elections has ended expectedly with Rahul Gandhi failing to pry away the State from the BJP. But the Modi magic has been dented, particularly with the...

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