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Implications of Indonesia’s new military base in the South China Sea
Feb 01, 2019

Implications of Indonesia’s new military base in the South China Sea

Though Indonesia is not a claimant in the South China Sea, Jakarta and Beijing have entered into skirmishes in the Natuna area for long.

Implications of LTTE's Air Capability
Jun 03, 2005

Implications of LTTE's Air Capability

Acquisition of air assets by the most successful guerilla outfit and a declared Terrorist organization, LTTE, has alarmed observers around the world.

Implications of Operation 1027: From armed conflict to online scams
Nov 29, 2023

Implications of Operation 1027: From armed conflict to online scams

The military coup has led to a breakdown of the rule of law in Myanmar, creating a conducive environment for criminal activities, especially in border

Implications of the Evolving Situation in Afghanistan
Aug 15, 2021

Implications of the Evolving Situation in Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate.

Implications of the INF pullout
Mar 08, 2019

Implications of the INF pullout

Although the INF treaty may seem outdated in essence, it was crucial in making the two powers — the US and Russia — accountable. The demise of the

Implications of the joint overseas explorations for iron ore between Baosteel and China Steel
Dec 10, 2010

Implications of the joint overseas explorations for iron ore between Baosteel and China Steel

The economic cooperation between Baosteel of China and China Steel of Taiwan for joint investment in overseas mining, and these kinds of economic engagements, need to be viewed more from the lenses of the liberal paradigm of international relations rather than focusing on the conflict or the political aspects of the engagement.

Implications of the US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty
May 29, 2020

Implications of the US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty

While many of the recent developments have been due to Russia’s apparent violation of its commitments, at least as the US maintains, the real reason is more likely the intensifying Sino-US competition and Washington’s determination not to tie its own hands.

A.I. in the Chinese military: Current initiatives and the implications for India
Feb 11, 2020

A.I. in the Chinese military: Current initiatives and the implications for India

The different service arms of China’s armed forces are all undergoing substantial transformation, including exploring the possibilities of integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) to boost their combat power and effectiveness especially in a time of war. This paper evaluates the significance and potential of AI in improving China’s military capabilities. Chinese official documents and their enunciation of military doctrine indicate that the c

Afghan presidential elections: Implications and the road ahead
Apr 16, 2014

Afghan presidential elections: Implications and the road ahead

The voluminous participation by the Afghans in the elections, in which all major candidates asserted their desire to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US, does not bode well for the Taliban, which describes signing of the BSA as "a huge crime".

Afghanistan: Could implications of the hospital, funeral carnage upend the peace process?
May 15, 2020

Afghanistan: Could implications of the hospital, funeral carnage upend the peace process?

The attacks have rendered true government apprehensions about the ability of the Taliban to control the violence — their own, and that engineered by

After Abe: Implications for India
Jul 16, 2022

After Abe: Implications for India

As the leader who gave an impetus to forge closer ties between Japan and New Delhi, Shinzo Abe’s death comes as a blow for India.

After the 'surgical' strike: Short and long term implications
Oct 05, 2016

After the 'surgical' strike: Short and long term implications

The short and long term perspective of the Line of Control in the post surgical strikes scenario

As China Strengthens Army Logistics, the Implications for India’s Eastern Frontier
Nov 26, 2021

As China Strengthens Army Logistics, the Implications for India’s Eastern Frontier

Logistics is meaningless if it cannot do what is central to war—fighting. In order to bolster the logistical capabilities of all the major service branches of the Chinese military—including the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), PLA Air Force (PLAAF), and the PLA Rocket Force (PLARF)—the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under President Xi Jinping established a Joint Logistic Support Force (JLSF) in 2016. To what extent does the JLSF

Bangladesh: Political implications of 'upazila' elections
Mar 28, 2014

Bangladesh: Political implications of 'upazila' elections

The ongoing upazila elections in Bangladesh are a move to deepen democracy at the grassroots. Since the election came just after the parliamentary polls that took place in January and was boycotted by main Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist party (BNP),

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications
Dec 28, 2020

Bridges to the future — Alternative connectivity paradigms and their geopolitical implications

Driving all of the visions is the fact that the world’s infrastructure needs far exceed what any single country can provide. And those needs are onl

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its economic implications
Jan 19, 2021

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its economic implications

To defend their turf — and prevent extreme decoupling — central banks are keen on designing their own network of digital payments by officially is

Change-of-guard in Maldives: Implications for India
Feb 07, 2012

Change-of-guard in Maldives: Implications for India

Under the 2008 Constitution, President Nasheed is to be succeeded by Vice-President Mohammed Waheed Hassan, who would complete the remaining two-and-half years of the presidency, until elections in October 2013.

Changing geo-political realities in Afghan-Pakistani region will have new implications
Mar 03, 2015

Changing geo-political realities in Afghan-Pakistani region will have new implications

The Afghan-Pakistani region is in transition and the changing geo-political realities will have new implications, says Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern and South Asian Affairs at Stratfor. He says old paradigms cannot be used to gauge new realities.

China's military base in Djibouti strategic implications for India
Aug 22, 2017

China's military base in Djibouti strategic implications for India

A military base in Djibouti is a useful asset for China, as it denotes both geopolitical heft and economic stakeholdership in the Indian Ocean.

China's military modernisation and its implications
Mar 01, 2017

China's military modernisation and its implications

The China Dream of a strong military "with Chinese characteristics" will give it a great power status by 2049.

China's Military Strategy: Implications for India
Jul 15, 2015

China's Military Strategy: Implications for India

In the Chinese defence paper, though nothing is directly indicative of India, the implications are quite clear with the focus on open seas protection and unbending approach to territorial disputes. Urgency and imagination will be key in tackling Chinese ambitions in what is considered New Delhi's backyard.

China's South China Sea claims: Strategic implications
Jul 05, 2012

China's South China Sea claims: Strategic implications

Though South China Sea has remained contested for several decades, the recent tensions surrounding these waters have heightened the potential for it to emerge as a major flashpoint. China's recent steps have made the involvement of external powers very likely.

China's Stealth Fighter: Implications of the J-20
Feb 05, 2011

China's Stealth Fighter: Implications of the J-20

China's Air Force (PLAAF) conducted the test flight of its new generation stealth fighter J-20 on January 11, 2011. Whether the J-20 matches the F-22 (latest US stealth fighter) or not, the Chinese flight-test has spot-lighted the spiralling arms race in Asia and beyond.

China's Terror List and its Implications
Jan 03, 2004

China's Terror List and its Implications

Since 9/11, both China and the US have one concern in common - the threat of 'Islamic' terrorism. On December 15 2003, China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) issued a list of four terrorist organisations and eleven terrorists that pose a threat to China's security.

China-Turkey extradition treaty and implications on Uyghurs
Jan 05, 2021

China-Turkey extradition treaty and implications on Uyghurs

Ankara will face pressure from within and outside its Parliament if it ratifies the extradition treaty with China.

China’s belt and road initiative: Implications in Africa
May 10, 2023

China’s belt and road initiative: Implications in Africa

Over the last two decades, China has established a significant economic presence in most African countries. Its lucrative economic investment package, flexible political approach, and focused big-ticket development projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) provide an ostensibly massive opportunity to African countries. However, the unilateral nature of the initiative, the lack of transparency and accountability to African countries, and t

China’s Burmese dilemma: Dual implications of Operation 1027
Jan 26, 2024

China’s Burmese dilemma: Dual implications of Operation 1027

The recent military drills along the Myanmar border reflect China's growing concern regarding the intensification of conflict in the Shan state in Mya

China’s Cruise Missile Capabilities: Implications for the Indian Army and Air Force
Apr 10, 2023

China’s Cruise Missile Capabilities: Implications for the Indian Army and Air Force

This brief evaluates the state and development of China’s cruise missile capabilities, specifically that of its air-launched and ground-launched missile forces. It finds that China has developed a formidable inventory of cruise missiles, which poses a threat to India’s own military infrastructure.  The brief lays out the imperative for India: to build up its long-range cruise missile forces. It argues that India’s current capabilities woul

China’s manned lunar ambitions: Strategic imperatives and implications
May 24, 2023

China’s manned lunar ambitions: Strategic imperatives and implications

China’s space policy planners are convinced that the country should aim for manned lunar landings by 2040. It has already established a sophisticated robotic lunar exploration programme and human landings are perceived as the logical next step. New navigation and communication architectures are being developed for this purpose, in addition to building life support systems and a suitable launch vehicle. However, China’s political leadership wo

China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy, the US Response, and Implications for India
Jul 21, 2023

China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy, the US Response, and Implications for India

Military modernisation was the fourth and last of Deng Xiaoping’s ‘Four Modernisations’. Even before the third modernisation got underway—that of science and technology—China began using commercial technologies to advance its military capabilities. This strategy has gained salience since Xi Jinping came to power in 2012 and made it the state’s key goal to transform the PLA into a “world-class military”. Military-Civil Fusi

China’s moment in Nepal: Implications for India
Dec 27, 2017

China’s moment in Nepal: Implications for India

Even as Nepal’s new leaders appear to pursue closer ties with Beijing, not all is lost for New Delhi.

China’s Nuclear Ambitions, the Implications for India, and the Future of Global Disarmament
Aug 16, 2023

China’s Nuclear Ambitions, the Implications for India, and the Future of Global Disarmament

China’s nuclear weapons arsenal has grown and modernised over the recent years, and current estimates say the country has 350 operational warheads ready for delivery, over 248 land-based ballistic missiles, and 72 sea-based ballistic missiles. China also has 20 nuclear gravity bombs and additional warheads intended to be armed on land- and sea-based missiles. This brief outlines a history of China’s nuclear weapons programme, scrutini