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India's Neighbourhood: The Armies of South Asia

Vishal Chandra, Editor

This book is an attempt to examine the role, relevance and status of the armies in the ever dynamic more

Net Security Provider: India’s Out-of-Area Contingency Operations

IDSA Task Force Report

The report analyses previous deployments of the Indian military outside its borders, including in more

Asian Defense Spending, 2000–2011

David J. Berteau, Guy Ben-Ari, Joachim Hofbauer, Priscilla Hermann, Sneha Raghavan

This report analyzes the defense budgets of the five countries with the largest defense budgets in more

Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security

Colonel Robert Killebrew, USA (Ret.), Jennifer Bernal

As illustrated by the unprecedented violence in Mexico, drug trafficking groups have evolved to not more

Responsible Transition: Securing U.S. Interests in Afghanistan Beyond 2011

Lieutenant General David W. Barno, USA (Ret.)

The summer of 2011, when U.S. troops will begin to draw down in Afghanistan, will mark a watershed more

Beyond Borders: Developing Comprehensive National Security Policies to Address Complex Regional Challenges

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Brian Burton

To confront many of the national security challenges facing the United States and its allies today, more

Robotic Skies: Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and the Strategic Defense of Japan

Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Paul S. Giarra

Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, which are strategically important in peacetime, more

Grand Strategy for India 2020 and Beyond

V. Krishnappa and Princy Marin George

This volume presents perspectives on cross-cutting issues of importance to India’s grand strategy more

Israel’s National Security Amidst Unrest in the Arab World

Ephraim Inbar

Despite all the optimism, the Arab uprisings have emphasized the shifting regional balance of power more

India’s Neighbourhood: Challenges in the Next Two Decades

Rumel Dahiya and Ashok K. Behuria

The chapters in the book take a prospective look at India's neighbourhood, as it may evolve by more

Beyond Afghanistan: A Regional Security Strategy for South and Central Asia

David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Dr. Andrew M. Exum, Matthew Irvine

The United States is at a strategic inflection point in South and Central Asia. The death of Osama more

Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity

David W Barno, Nora Bensahel, Travis Sharp

This report outlines the ends, ways and means of US defense strategy under a range of budgetary more

Prepared for Future Threats? US Defence Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region

Xenia Dormandy

This report addresses two questions: are America’s defense alliances and partnerships in the more

India-US Defence Trade Relations: Trends and Challenges

Uma Purushothaman

Indo-US relations have seen a qualitative change since the end of the Cold War because of greater more

China Year Book 2011

Mandip Singh

An annual publication from the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), The China Year more

The Unfinished Crisis: US Crisis Management after the 2008 Mumbai Attacks

Polly Nayak and Michael Krepon

This case study is the first detailed account of US crisis management after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, more

Reflections on Defence Security in East Asia

Desmond Ball

This paper recounts the East Asian experience with the construction of Defence-related architecture more

India's Cyber Security Challenges

IDSA Task Force Report

Cyberspace as an independent theatre of war is about attacks that compromise the capability to use more

Drug Trafficking in India: A Case for Border Security

Pushpita Das

Proximity to the largest producers of heroin and hashish-the Golden Triangle and Golden Crescent (Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran) more

Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society : The Civilization of War

Dal Lago , Alessandro & Palidda, Salvatore

This book is an examination of the effect of contemporary wars (such as the 'War on Terror') on more


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