Centre for Strategic Studies

July 22, 2020

India’s Major Responses to COVID-19 and Actions of Global Relevance

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided better dimensions for diplomacy to evolve. India’s responses to the pandemic have proved its commitment towards multilateralism. While some of the responses are being commended, there exist certain limitations. The researcher tries to briefly discuss […]
July 21, 2020

Code of Conduct in South China Sea May Take a Back Seat

It has been 18 years since ASEAN and China agreed to the adoption of the Declaration on the Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC); but up till now the first reading of the Single Draft Code […]
July 20, 2020

‘Enrica Lexie Award: The Takeaways for India’

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) organised a webinar on the topic ‘Enrica Lexie Award: The Takeaways for India’ on July 16, 2020. The distinguished speakers were VM Syam Kumar, Advocate at the High Court of Kerala, Kochi and […]
July 17, 2020

India and UAE Need to Strengthen Economic Ties

India and the United Arab Emirates established diplomatic relations in 1972; the UAE Embassy in India was opened in 1972, while the Indian Embassy in the UAE was opened in 1973. Both sides have since signed MoUs on strengthening cooperation in cyber space, defence, maritime/road transport, SME, agriculture, manpower, human trafficking, entry visa exemption for diplomatic, special and official passport holders, media, energy, etc, entering a Comprehensive and Strategic Partnership.
July 16, 2020

#CPPRWebinar “Enrica Lexie Award: The Takeaways for India”

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in association with Study Group on International Law and Relations, Kerala, hosted a live webinar on the topic “‘Enrica Lexie Award: The Takeaways for India” at 5:00 pm on July 16 (Thursday), 2020. The […]
July 15, 2020

The Bullion Bust: A Baggage too Heavy?

Gazi Hassan Last week, a consignment addressed to the UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram came under suspicion and was stopped by the Customs officials of the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and seized 30 kg of gold being smuggled from the UAE. The […]
July 14, 2020

ADIZ over South China Sea? China May not be Inclined

Dr Vijay Sakhuja Media is rife with speculations that China may announce Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the disputed Pratas, Paracel and Spratly island chain in the South China Sea.[1] This is not the first time that ADIZ over […]
July 14, 2020

Expat Quota Bill | India-Kuwait economic ties will weather this storm

The recently introduced expat quota Bill in Kuwait’s National Legislative has caused some buzz in India, especially after several media reports suggested that if the Bill was made law, it would force about 800,000 Indians to leave the small West […]
July 10, 2020

US Augments Military Bases, Revitalizes Lilly Pads and Pushes for Visiting Forces Agreements in the Pacific Ocean

Earlier this month, on 1st July, 350 paratroopers from the US 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) parachuted onto Guam to test their ability to “execute real-world missions” and demonstrate that they could be deployed “anywhere in the U.S. Indo-Pacific […]
July 6, 2020

Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) and the US strategy in the Indo-Pacific | Policy Beyond Politics Episode 06

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently criticised the PLA for escalating the border tension with India and also militarising the South China Sea and illegally claiming more territory there threatening vital sea lanes. In this episode of #PolicyBeyondPolitics CPPR […]
July 2, 2020

US’ Priority: Pacific, within the Indo-Pacific

The ongoing operational maneuvers by the US military in the Pacific Ocean, establishment of the Pacific Deterrence Initiative (PDI) in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, and a new approach towards Taipei through the Taiwan Defence Act […]
June 26, 2020

A hawkish opposition to Chinese imports is ill-founded

Nissy Solomon and Gazi Hassan The ongoing political tension between India and China is transcending into an economic clash. While the Indian defence is busy handling the territorial borders, various agencies believe that boycotting Chinese goods would be one of […]
June 25, 2020

India’s Future Relations with ASEAN

Devassy Auseph Soft power—the term coined by an American political scientist, Joseph Nye, about three decades ago—holds prominence among academicians and political scientists alike even today. In Nye’s words, “to get others to do what they otherwise would not” is […]
June 23, 2020

Impact of COVID on Refugees across the Globe- Part 3

The restrictive measures taken to combat COVID-19 including shutting down borders, travel bans and halting migration have put more constraints on the displaced refugee population all over the world, making them more vulnerable to the pandemic. According to UNHCR, there […]
June 22, 2020

‘Make in India’ in COVID times: A Boon or Bane for Armed Forces

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in his recent interview to one of the leading English news channels had given a suggestion to explore the feasibility of lowering quality standards for defence procurement to give impetus to the ‘Make in […]

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