Firdaus Ahmed :
Feb 28 2011
India would do well to consider its options in light of its national interests. Loose nukes are certainly a concern, but talk of taking
them out is cavalier, and we must put the brakes on that, writes
Jan 31 2011
Was India's emergence on the world stage a project of the superpower? And what is the role of the strategic community in
keeping Indian and US interests convergent, wonders
Dec 24 2010
The top brass doesn't agree with the State government's plan to draw-down forces in the Kashmir valley.
But should the military air its view publicly, and how does that impact policy-making, wonders
Nov 30 2010
For a number of reasons, the official strategic community is inadequate both at the bureaucratic and political levels.
So we lurch from one bout of activism to the next, writes
Oct 11 2010
Madhusree Mukerjee's contribution lies in establishing the link between Churchill's decisions on this score and his worldview.
reviews Churchill's Secret War.
Aug 31 2010
India risks being sucked into the incipient global rivalry between a hegemon and a rising challenger. Keeping economic growth on
track will be pivotal to retaining an independent stance, writes
Jul 22 2010
Both India and Pakistan have independently concluded that they would be able to extract better concessions from the other at a
later date, notes
Jun 20 2010
The multi-ethnic reality of India must find expression in its institutions, especially those charged with security. Plus, there are other reasons to
broadbase recruitment further, writes
May 29 2010
Let the mineral wealth of Central India remain untapped until the people there acquire the capacity to negotiate the terms for its use and benefit directly
from doing so, writes
Apr 29 2010
Despite two high-level recommendations to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the law remains in place. The Army is right to insist on its view, but
there are things that can be done to improve matters, writes