Category International Relations and Strategic Studies

Global Serenity & Universal Kindness

Global Serenity & Universal Kindness

Merry does not quite gel with Christmas this year, but Christmas is, indeed, a time to wish for peace. In a year in which war wracks Palestine, in a corner of which is situated Bethlehem, believed to be the birthplace of Christ, merry and Christmas do not quite gel together. Peace on earth, goodwill to all – goes another epiphany, long associated with Christmas. That is probably more apposite this year.
Pakistan's Proxy War: How the Country Finances Terrorism in Kashmir

Pakistan’s Proxy War: How the Country Finances Terrorism in Kashmir

For any counter-terrorism expert, including practitioners and academic experts, the field of terror financing has been a subject of great interest from both academic and operational points of view. Eminent experts on terrorism have written several books and papers highlighting diverse aspects of terror financing; however, the Kashmir theatre has remained largely unexplored.
Houthi Challenges and Global Concerns in the Red Sea

Houthi Challenges and Global Concerns in the Red Sea

While efforts are being made to ensure freedom of navigation, the hotspots in the region, including in Gaza and Yemen and the civilian and humanitarian strife which can spiral out of control, need to be addressed on global priority. The Red Sea, with its strategic maritime routes, is an important artery for trade and sea borne traffic as well as for the choke points in the Bab-El Mandab which needs to be kept open.
India's Defence Sector is Moving in the Right Direction

India’s Defence Sector is Moving in the Right Direction

India’s defense export revenue touched a record high of Rupees 15,920 crore for FY23. This was more than 10 times New Delhi’s defence export revenue of Rupees 1,521 crore during 2016-17. What makes this export record even more astonishing is that, only a decade ago, India was exporting arms worth a marginal Rupees 686 crore.