Archive for: Rohan Joshi


The Syrian civil war after Paris

The U.S. and its Western allies have largely backed themselves into a corner on negotiations with Russia and Iran on Syria.   The coordinated terror attacks in...

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Tactical or strategic: all nuclear weapons are political by nature

Why Pakistan’s claims to “full spectrum” deterrence are meaningless in the subcontinental context. Two disparate triggers in March 2015 turned the...

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Riyalpolitik – Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan

There are compelling reasons for Pakistan to participate in Saudi Arabia’s campaign in Yemen. Yemen is in the throes of yet another iteration of violence and instability....

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The gathering storm

The primary threat to India emanates not from ISIS, but from Pakistan in the form of jihadi groups aided and abetted by that country’s military-security establishment. The...

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Sharif Don’t Like It

Rocking the Civil-Military Casbah in Pakistan. As the world watches on, Islamabad continues to be besieged by protests that have brought the government to a standstill....

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Think inside the box on Pakistan

India should pursue the means to mitigate threats to its national security emanating from Pakistan, rather than grand rapprochement. India’s citizenry has rarely...

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The next Indian government and foreign policy priorities

A look at the key areas of priority for the incoming government. Once the dust settles in yet another iteration of the world’s largest democratic exercise,...

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Air force

Spending for a modern armed force

While transparency in defence procurement has been repeatedly stated as a focus, no focus on procurement is visible. On February 6, 2014, India’s defence minister...

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s America problem

It would be unwise of Saudi Arabia to prolong its feud with the US. Saudi Arabia’s litany of complaints against the United States of America appears to be growing....

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A considered disentanglement

With respect to the subcontinent, India can benefit from greater regional cooperation, economic integration and connectivity. At this year’s Annual Conclave of...

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