Topics Archive

The Future of Security : Afghanistan Analyses & Assessments

The Future of Security : Afghanistan

On 18 Aug 2019, a suicide bombing claimed the lives of 63 people at a wedding party in Kabul and left 180 injured. Would this breach in security...

The Guatemalan Immigration Crisis Analyses & Assessments

The Guatemalan Immigration Crisis

The security implications of Guatemala’s immigration crisis may have consequences that extend far beyond its geographical borders. The legacy of...

Escalation to super-power conflict? Op-Eds

Escalation to super-power conflict?

The dispute is between six maritime nations, who share shorelines with the South China Sea. The conflict is over territorial claims and economic zone...

North Korea goes ballistic again Analyses & Assessments

North Korea goes ballistic again

For the fifth time in two weeks, Pyongyang had tested an increasingly sophisticated short-range missile system, which can wipe out South Korean and...

Pakistan’s options for Kashmir Analyses & Assessments

Pakistan’s options for Kashmir

Following India's scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh into two Union territories, Pakistan has severed bilateral...

India- Sri Lanka in soft conflict Analyses & Assessments

India- Sri Lanka in soft conflict

Fishing is the main lifeline for fishermen in Northern Sri Lanka. Limited stock of fish and total dependence on fishing has put local Tamil...

The Future of Conflict: Lebanon Analyses & Assessments

The Future of Conflict: Lebanon

After close to nine months of a political stalemate that further worsened the nation’s economic situation, Lebanon characteristically formed a unity...

The Future of Conflict: Ukraine Analyses & Assessments

The Future of Conflict: Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine has engendered the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War. It has subverted European...

 Sahel: Latest Global Terror Hub? Analyses & Assessments

Sahel: Latest Global Terror Hub?

The Sahel region has been particularly vulnerable to the shift of global terrorism away from the battlefields in the Middle East to its unstable...

Towards Next Steps in India-Pakistan Strategic Stability Op-Eds

Towards Next Steps in India-Pakistan Strategic Stability

Strategic stability is normally assumed to mean deterrence stability. This assumption is simplistic as the term signifies much more than merely the...

India and RCEP: The way forward Analyses & Assessments

India and RCEP: The way forward

Months before the conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement by the end of 2019, India finds itself in a...

Boris at the Helm: What Next for Scotland? Analyses & Assessments

Boris at the Helm: What Next for Scotland?

Boris Johnson’s recent appointment as the Prime Minister (PM) of the UK has caused the Scottish independence debate to gain significant traction....

Future of Security: The North - East Dimension Analyses & Assessments

Future of Security: The North - East Dimension

The political complexities of India's North East can be best understood by examining the historical genesis of the conflict.

US mediation on Kashmir Analyses & Assessments

US mediation on Kashmir

At the meeting with Imran Khan, US President Trump stated that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G20 Summit had requested US...

Tanker tussle in the Strait of Hormuz Analyses & Assessments

Tanker tussle in the Strait of Hormuz

A British oil tanker and a British-owned Liberian-flagged ship were seized by the IRGC in the Strait of Hormuz. Is Iran leveraging its geostrategic...

The reset in US-Pakistan ties Analyses & Assessments

The reset in US-Pakistan ties

With the Trump administration desperate for a quick and honourable exit from Afghanistan, the role of Pakistan is to facilitate it by bringing the...

US - Qatar relationship: Strategic or Uncertain Analyses & Assessments

US - Qatar relationship: Strategic or Uncertain

Amidst the ongoing tensions in the Persian Gulf and the blockade by the Saudi led coalition, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani visited...

Japan sanctions South Korea Analyses & Assessments

Japan sanctions South Korea

Japan will strengthen restrictions on exports of materials used in smartphone displays and chips to South Korea amidst a growing dispute over South...

Qatar offers a bailout to Pakistan Analyses & Assessments

Qatar offers a bailout to Pakistan

Cash-strapped Pakistan has secured a bailout package of $3 billion from Qatar. Is Pakistan able to convince more lenders to bail itself out of this...

The Future of Conflict: Pakistan Analyses & Assessments

The Future of Conflict: Pakistan

Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province by area and richest in terms of resources, is reeling under insurgency for more than 15 years. Is it not...