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The Ukraine War and the Paradox of Central and Eastern European Security
Apr 13, 2022

The Ukraine War and the Paradox of Central and Eastern European Security

The ongoing Ukraine war will deteriorate CEE’s security environment but at the same time, strengthen its security architecture

The Ukraine war: A longer dystopian future looms large
Jul 11, 2022

The Ukraine war: A longer dystopian future looms large

The world is in dire straits as it is not equipped to handle the mounting global challenges one after the other.

The Ukraine war’s impact on Western arms production
Dec 27, 2022

The Ukraine war’s impact on Western arms production

With the NATO facing shortages in weapons and rapidly declining stockpiles, the protracted conflict has exposed the limits to the West’s arms produc

The Ukraine-Russia conflict has reached a stalemate
Aug 25, 2023

The Ukraine-Russia conflict has reached a stalemate

The limited application of means by both Russia and Ukraine has resulted in a protracted war that is fast moving towards a stalemate

The Ukrainian crisis: How real is the Russian threat?
Feb 09, 2022

The Ukrainian crisis: How real is the Russian threat?

Russia, in its quest to expand its sphere of influence, will continue to put the West and Ukraine to the test

The US sanctions Russia: The “thousand cuts” tactic inflicts collateral damage
Mar 16, 2022

The US sanctions Russia: The “thousand cuts” tactic inflicts collateral damage

The sanctions imposed on Russia is weighing down the global economy as supply chains are affected.

The US-Russia tango, and the Indo-Pacific
Jan 07, 2022

The US-Russia tango, and the Indo-Pacific

Stability in Russia-US ties will alleviate pressure on India at a time when the rise of China has changed the geopolitical calculus for  the Indo-Pacific

The war in Ukraine and its economic fallout
Mar 24, 2022

The war in Ukraine and its economic fallout

New Delhi’s decision to import oil from Moscow has disappointed the US and UK, but urging us not to do so as that would help the Russian economy is blatant hypocrisy.

The Year That Exposed Chinese Vulnerabilities
Dec 15, 2023

The Year That Exposed Chinese Vulnerabilities

Xi seems to have overplayed his hand, leading to a significant realignment, resulting in a pushback at a time when his governance style has come under scrutiny

Tracing the role of ideas and tactics in the Kashmir conflict
Apr 10, 2021

Tracing the role of ideas and tactics in the Kashmir conflict

The conflict in Kashmir has undergone several changes and has kept itself relevant by drawing upon ideas and tactics from elsewhere.

Tracking China’s moves on information warfare
May 22, 2024

Tracking China’s moves on information warfare

Having realised that narrative flow is key to winning modern wars, China is improving its strategic capabilities in information warfare

Transatlantic Security Divide in Munich
Mar 02, 2004

Transatlantic Security Divide in Munich

Three main issues were discussed in the 40th Munich Conference on Security Policy held on 6-8 February 2004: prospects of transatlantic relations, future of NATO, and future developments in the Middle East. As usual, several Defence and Foreign Ministers, representatives of think tanks, academia, media and the defence industry attended the conference.

Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons set to enter into force
Nov 05, 2020

Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons set to enter into force

On January 22, 2021 the TPNW will enter into force. But will it matter?

Trends in the Transatlantic Alliance
Oct 14, 2022

Trends in the Transatlantic Alliance

Although the transatlantic alliance has shown resilience so far, several emerging trends may impact relations in the coming months

Turkey’s juggling act with the US and Russia
Jul 22, 2019

Turkey’s juggling act with the US and Russia

The Russian S-400 missile’s delivery to Turkey highlights the Turkish-American crisis and their ongoing rift with NATO.

Turning the tide: Biden’s domestic agenda finally getting results
Aug 13, 2022

Turning the tide: Biden’s domestic agenda finally getting results

In the ongoing struggle between the Democrats and Republicans, while the former is celebrating its wins, the latter is looking out for ways to downpla

Two perspectives: The Canadian and Mexican response to the Ukrainian Crisis.
Apr 04, 2022

Two perspectives: The Canadian and Mexican response to the Ukrainian Crisis.

Whilst Canada has adopted a similar stance to that of the US on Russia's aggression against Ukraine, Mexico's neutral stance on it points to the coun

Ukraine and slowing Indian growth: Back to basics
Mar 03, 2022

Ukraine and slowing Indian growth: Back to basics

The Ukraine crisis coupled with the disruption caused by the pandemic could have adverse effects on the Indian economy

Ukraine crisis and its impact on the transatlantic relations
Jun 16, 2022

Ukraine crisis and its impact on the transatlantic relations

The end of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis and accordingly changing Euro-Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific theatres will together determine its impact on the

Ukraine crisis: Are Cold War clouds gathering again?
Mar 28, 2014

Ukraine crisis: Are Cold War clouds gathering again?

For Ukraine, joining EU or NATO would not be prudent as well as joining the Eurasian Union as it would not serve Ukraine's national interest. A close association with Russia as well as special partnership with EU may be a better option.

Ukraine Crisis: चीन पर यूक्रेन युद्ध का असर!
Jul 31, 2023

Ukraine Crisis: चीन पर यूक्रेन युद्ध का असर!

यूक्रेन में युद्ध को देखते हुए यूरोप इस बात की कोशिश कर रह

Ukraine has got another lifeline but it may be clutching at straws
Apr 24, 2024

Ukraine has got another lifeline but it may be clutching at straws

A new US aid package for Kyiv can’t mask the fact that its American support has been wearing out

Ukraine stand-off a lose-lose situation
Jan 28, 2022

Ukraine stand-off a lose-lose situation

Regime change policies are the staple of Anglo-American interventions in various parts of the world, including Ukraine.

Ukraine under Russian missiles: War for survival
Mar 02, 2022

Ukraine under Russian missiles: War for survival

This brief is a Ukrainian perspective to the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, uncovering Russia’s false narrative to justify this war.

Ukraine war: Absent diplomacy
Nov 02, 2022

Ukraine war: Absent diplomacy

Is diplomacy the only real tool that can provide a logical end to the conflict?

Ukraine's task for the year 2024: To maintain support and break the course of the war
Mar 13, 2024

Ukraine's task for the year 2024: To maintain support and break the course of the war

Ukraine must convince its allies to continue military, financial and other support regardless of a change in power in their governments

Ukraine: A year under fire
Mar 16, 2023

Ukraine: A year under fire

Kyiv's Western allies express their readiness to support Ukraine “as long as it takes”, but this does not answer the main question: How much suppo

Ukraine fallout: Europe–US and China
Mar 08, 2022

Ukraine fallout: Europe–US and China

Can China rise up to the occasion and act as a mediator between the EU-US combine and Russia?

Ukraine’s charm offensive in Europe
Feb 15, 2023

Ukraine’s charm offensive in Europe

The diplomatic outreach to Europe by Ukraine was largely aimed at persuading the European allies to extend more support to the cause

Ukraine’s faltering military campaign: Causes and consequences
Mar 02, 2024

Ukraine’s faltering military campaign: Causes and consequences

Almost 24 months after the Russian invasion, Kyiv and its NATO allies are nowhere near defining what victory would constitute

Understanding the battle of Mosul and the impending 'demise' of the Islamic State
Oct 24, 2016

Understanding the battle of Mosul and the impending 'demise' of the Islamic State

It is not possible to tell if, and how many, Indians from the Middle East have joined or shown an inclination towards the Islamic State.

US Afghan success lies in forcing Pak to act against terrorists
Dec 01, 2017

US Afghan success lies in forcing Pak to act against terrorists

The US knows that the Pakistan government has little to no control over the support to terror groups as it is done by the deep state, comprising the a

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'
Sep 28, 2005

Vote against Iran: Abiding by 'good-behaviour norms'

The debate about Iran's quest for nuclear energy is wholly enmeshed in the politics of US-Iran relationship. Iran is a signatory to the NPT and its additional protocol. It has obligations; it has rights. The focus of the west is on obligations, of Iran on rights. The North-South divide is reflected in the board of governors of the IAEA, with Russia and China supportive of the non-aligned who apprehend, as Washington Post put it,

Were the Afghan Defence Forces ever prepared to protect Afghanistan?
Jul 13, 2021

Were the Afghan Defence Forces ever prepared to protect Afghanistan?

Historical precedents and contemporary facts on the ground abundantly establish the forces’ feebleness and overwhelming incapacity to tackle the sur

What Ukraine-Russia Tensions Mean for the US's Indo-Pacific Strategy
Feb 24, 2022

What Ukraine-Russia Tensions Mean for the US's Indo-Pacific Strategy

The Biden administration's Indo-Pacific strategy was announced days before the conflict between Ukraine and Russia took a turn for the worse, necessitating that the US turns its focus sharply on Russia and Europe once again.

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?
Aug 31, 2021

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?

While the supreme leader is there for life (or till he chooses to retire), the president is limited to two four-year terms, defining where the balance of power rests between them

Where is the clamour for getting Russia and Ukraine off the ramp?
Nov 05, 2022

Where is the clamour for getting Russia and Ukraine off the ramp?

The lack of platforms to broker peace between Russia and Ukraine does not bode well for the crisis; India could play a role, especially as it takes on

Why Beijing finds itself in a geopolitical obstacle race
Apr 02, 2022

Why Beijing finds itself in a geopolitical obstacle race

As the rest of the world is opening up, China’s zero-Covid policy and new outbreaks are proving to be a headache for the country.

Why Belarus wants to host Russian tactical weapons
Apr 04, 2023

Why Belarus wants to host Russian tactical weapons

Belarus is willing to host Russia’s tactical nukes as NATO considers expanding presence in Eastern Europe

Why CAATSA sanctions would be counterproductive to the Indo-US strategic partnership
Nov 30, 2021

Why CAATSA sanctions would be counterproductive to the Indo-US strategic partnership

As India’s strategic partnership with the US deepens, it is not necessary that India get caught in the crosshairs of US-Russia tensions