Issue Brief

Cyber Security in India – Present Status

(October 30, 2017)

Introduction: The Information Technology (IT) Act in India was promulgated as early as 2000. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) was established in 2004 and continues to act. India has undertaken several steps...

Non Inclusive Development and Insurgency: A Reality Check of Tamenglong District of Manipur and Strategy for Development

(June 22, 2017)


Non-inclusiveness in the process of development leads to unemployment, discontentment and frustration. These have been established as one of the root causes of insurgency in the Northeastern part of India in...

The Complexities of Tribal Land Rights and Conflict in Manipur: Issues and Recommendations

(June 7, 2017)


Land is at the center of most conflicts in Northeast India because of its importance in the life of the people of the region, particularly its tribal communities. Manipur, the Land of Jewels, has been besieged...

North Korea: Unravelling the Hermit Kingdom

(June 1, 2017)

North Korea has been the focus of increasing international interest of late. Much of it has been owing to its burgeoning nuclear weapons programme, which has been described by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as having entered a ‘new...

Treating the ‘Disease of Disconnection’

(May 17, 2017)

Author’s Note

The previous paper by this author, while addressing the broader concerns and implications of Daesh for the Indian context, built on theoretical insights from multidisciplinary domains in pursuit of a possible...

Tripura Model of Holistic Approach to Combat Insurgency: Genesis, Lessons, Future Challenges and Recommendations

(May 5, 2017)


Ethnic strife between the people of Tripura and Bengal that was simmering since the princely days increased subsequently, leading to tension and sporadic incidents of violence since its integration into the...

Rising Trend of Religious Radicalization in Bangladesh

(October 27, 2016)

Bangladesh, world's third largest Muslim majority nation has, right from its independence, cherished and followed the cardinal democratic values of freedom, equality, justice and religious tolerance. These, in a major way, also played a pivotal...

Anti-Terror Laws in India and Pakistan: A Comparative Study

(October 21, 2016)

Anti-national acts of misguided citizens and their fanatic mentors have forced even democratic governments to enact special laws to deal with these. The purpose of such provisions, which many propagators of individual freedom view as 'draconian...

BBIN: Paradigm Change in South Asia

(May 10, 2016)


In a bid to emulate the European Economic Cooperation (EEC, later EC and then EU), and the promise of success in the ASEAN models, South Asian countries got together in December 1985 to form their own South Asian...