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Strategic and Managed Retreat as Adaptation: Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Sundarbans
May 11, 2023

Strategic and Managed Retreat as Adaptation: Addressing Climate Vulnerability in the Sundarbans

Storm strikes are common in the Indian Sundarbans Delta on the northern Bay of Bengal and will only become more frequent and intense in this era of climate change. Every time a cyclone has hit the Sundarbans, the attempt has been to adapt in situ by creating protective infrastructure, and later return to the same conditions prevailing prior to the disaster. Such reliance on the notion of ‘resilience’ has become increasingly unsustainable and

Strategic challenges for the Taliban around Afghanistan
May 23, 2022

Strategic challenges for the Taliban around Afghanistan

Aside from Afghanistan’s internal crisis, the Taliban also confronts some new strategic challenges.

Strategic Clarity Via Ukraine
Mar 17, 2022

Strategic Clarity Via Ukraine

Strategic clarity is often a by-product of wars and as nations count their dead, they also recognise their true friends as well as the limits of their liberal illusions about managing relationships with adversaries who see violence as perfectly legitimate instrumentality in pursuit of power and ambition.

Strategic crossroads: Maldives’ debt dynamics with China
Mar 15, 2024

Strategic crossroads: Maldives’ debt dynamics with China

The China-Maldives FTA encourages economic cooperation between the two countries, potentially resulting in China's debt share growing to unsustainable

Strategic dynamics in a melting Arctic
Apr 24, 2024

Strategic dynamics in a melting Arctic

While resource exploitation in the Artic may offer short-term gains, the long-term consequences for the planet outweigh them

Strategic implications of China's presence in the Indian Ocean
May 20, 2014

Strategic implications of China's presence in the Indian Ocean

Given India's high stakes in the Indian Ocean, it is important for it to ponder the possibility of using both soft and hard power resources to create dependencies for the other countries, and the same time, seek possibilities to engage with China.

Strategic implications of Chinese military modernisation
Jan 13, 2010

Strategic implications of Chinese military modernisation

A solely American perspective would be ill-suited to understanding the complex dynamics and goals of China's military ambitions

Strategic implications of Indo-Japanese cooperation on the ‘Asia and Africa growth corridor’
Aug 17, 2023

Strategic implications of Indo-Japanese cooperation on the ‘Asia and Africa growth corridor’

India and Japan’s economic vision is that of an ‘Asia and Africa Growth Corridor’ (AAGC) empowering states to peacefully counter and constrain Chinese revisionism. However, a stable AAGC will depend on enhanced security cooperation and the current rules-based order upheld by the US-led security framework. While current Indian and Japanese engagements in Asia are conducive to successful cooperation, weaker economic and military engagements w

Strategic implications of Myanmar’s domestic politics
Sep 05, 2017

Strategic implications of Myanmar’s domestic politics

India has been a beneficiary of Myanmar's democratisation. However, the positive trend in their bilateral relationship can be affected by the emerging

Strategic Stalemate in Kashmir
Jan 23, 2004

Strategic Stalemate in Kashmir

It is indeed tempting to wax eloquent about the shikaras full of tourists on the Dal Lake in Srinagar and the peace moves in the air between India and Pakistan. However, a pragmatic assessment of the military situation in the fifteenth year of insurgency reveals that a state of strategic stalemate now prevails in Jammu and Kashmir (J).

Strategic Studies; National Security
Apr 07, 2014

Strategic Studies; National Security

The focus on the Henderson-Brooks report creates a bias in our minds that the failure of 1962 was that of the Army. Perhaps that is what the babus and politicians wanted. In fact, the real failure was of the Nehru government's China policy and the management of that policy.

Strategic technology might disrupt India-China status quo
Mar 29, 2017

Strategic technology might disrupt India-China status quo

What does the quest by Chinese companies for "top-to-bottom" domination of digital platforms mean for India?

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations
Nov 30, 2019

2+2 Dialogue will further cement India-Japan strategic relations

The dialogue has wider strategic implications beyond the bilateral relationship itself.

25 years of India-France strategic partnership: Resilient in the darkest storms
Jul 17, 2023

25 years of India-France strategic partnership: Resilient in the darkest storms

France’s cognisance of India’s need to exercise its own choices has removed potential friction points such as differing positions on the Russia-Uk

A lot of pomp and show, but little strategic content
Nov 17, 2015

A lot of pomp and show, but little strategic content

PM Modi's official visit to the UK is unexceptional. This is despite the hype and hoopla that accompany any Modi tour. However, what was different was that for the first time Modi had to respond to issues like Gujarat 2002 riots and the climate of intolerance back home.

A strategic compass guides the India-Australia trade deal
Apr 08, 2022

A strategic compass guides the India-Australia trade deal

The two countries’ geopolitical compulsions, especially regarding containing china in the indo-pacific, have translated into closer trade ties

Achieving a strategic shift in Islamabad should be India's goal
Oct 20, 2016

Achieving a strategic shift in Islamabad should be India's goal

With surgical strikes becoming a tactical success the real triumph will be in achieving a strategic shift in Islamabad

Afghanistan: A strategic and tactical battle between the Taliban and Islamic State Khorasan Province
Aug 31, 2021

Afghanistan: A strategic and tactical battle between the Taliban and Islamic State Khorasan Province

Though small at the moment, the ISKP has the potential to gain momentum from the rebuilding of Afghanistan post US withdrawal

Afghanistan: what price tag do we put on strategic security?
Feb 05, 2019

Afghanistan: what price tag do we put on strategic security?

India might end up paying a big price for its strategic myopia in Afghanistan.

After Male's defence pact with US, India needs to check over-crowding of Indian Ocean strategic space
Sep 22, 2020

After Male's defence pact with US, India needs to check over-crowding of Indian Ocean strategic space

There is a real possibility of the neighbourhood Indian Ocean waters getting over-crowded sooner or later with defence pacts and multiple navies criss

Andaman and Nicobar: India’s ‘strategic anchor’ holds ground
Feb 05, 2019

Andaman and Nicobar: India’s ‘strategic anchor’ holds ground

The strategic build-up and modernisation of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a step in the the right direction, but challenges remain.

As new Chinese law raises tension, Japan looks forward to growing Anglo-Japanese strategic interests in Indo-Pacific
Feb 17, 2021

As new Chinese law raises tension, Japan looks forward to growing Anglo-Japanese strategic interests in Indo-Pacific

Tokyo believes that the growing British interest in the Indo-Pacific will be a valuable factor in the realisation of the FOIP vision.

ASEAN leaders at Republic Day show India’s strategic pivot for a new Asia
Jan 29, 2018

ASEAN leaders at Republic Day show India’s strategic pivot for a new Asia

When it comes to Asean, the challenge for India is to scale up trade and investment. While ease of doing business is improving and projections by the IMF are all positive, there is long way to go to tackle corruption, energise the bureaucracy and cut through bureaucratic red tape that deters business and trade

ASEAN-India convergence: The geostrategic realities
Feb 06, 2018

ASEAN-India convergence: The geostrategic realities

The pressing interest between India and ASEAN has to do with the emerging Asian strategic order and the respective roles for India and Southeast Asia in it.

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective
Oct 04, 2021

AUKUS, strategic autonomy, and the future of the Indo-Pacific: A French perspective

France’s vision for the Indo-Pacific is distinctly not pivoted towards being part of the US-China rivalry that is brewing in the region

AUKUS: Consolidating the ‘Atlantic Pacific’ as a strategic space
Apr 08, 2023

AUKUS: Consolidating the ‘Atlantic Pacific’ as a strategic space

For all three member countries, the recent San Diego meeting presented both collective and individual opportunities

Australia - India Strategic Partnership in an Asian Century
Jul 11, 2012

Australia - India Strategic Partnership in an Asian Century

His Excellency's address to the ORF Faculty delivered on May 3, 2012.

Australia’s bold moves present opportunities for India to capitalise on Indo-Pacific strategic convergence
Mar 13, 2023

Australia’s bold moves present opportunities for India to capitalise on Indo-Pacific strategic convergence

Australian premier Anthony Albanese’s consequential visit to India unveils opportunities for trade, investment, energy cooperation and greater naval engagement in the Indo-Pacific. If these take off, the strategic architecture of the Indo-Pacific could be poised for a big transformation

Australia’s Defence Strategic Review signals radical changes in Australia’s defence posture
May 01, 2023

Australia’s Defence Strategic Review signals radical changes in Australia’s defence posture

The review of Australia’s DSR calls for fundamental changes, not only for itself but also for its partners throughout the Indo-Pacific

Azerbaijan: A key piece in the shifting puzzle of America’s strategic alliances
Jul 11, 2019

Azerbaijan: A key piece in the shifting puzzle of America’s strategic alliances

Trump’s recent letters are unmistakable signs of his administration’s growing embrace of Azerbaijan as a centerpiece of its strategy — from Euro

Biden’s foreign policy lacks strategic clarity
Feb 11, 2021

Biden’s foreign policy lacks strategic clarity

The US is stuck in the Cold War-era thinking on Russia and lacks a road-map on China. Partners will be concerned

BIMSTEC: Overcoming inertia to serve as a truly strategic platform
Sep 08, 2017

BIMSTEC: Overcoming inertia to serve as a truly strategic platform

Two decades since its inception, the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has yet to truly succeed as an instrument of regional integration. The primary reason for the group’s slow progress is general inertia, or lack of interest amongst its members. There have also been more pressing national and regional issues that have overtaken the group’s development. This is set to change under the im