Monographs/Compendiums
Killing of al-Zawahiri: U.S. Counter-terrorism Operations, Future of Al Qaeda and Implications for Taliban, Pakistan, other Stakeholders and India

… al-Zawahiri’s killing could be the beginning of a new road instead of its end, depending on how the Taliban evolves from here ... Taliban is caught between devil and deep-sea ... There is enormous pressures from international community ... Will Taliban reconstruct Afghanistan or spread jihad and harbour the global Al Qaeda groups?

A Compendium of Terrorist Groups

The last three decades has seen the South and West Asian regions turning into a hot bed of terror activities. Spreading from these regions, and alongside by many other isolated areas across the globe, terrorism today has become the biggest threat to world peace and security.

The Course of China’s Military Modernisation and Defence Reforms, 2018-2020

… according to her own admission, “China faces no threat”. It is therefore a matter to consider as to why China requires such a massive military establishment, a humungous power-bank which, even if intrinsic to its ‘barrel of gun’ ideology, far exceeds its reckonable defence needs - unless it is to provoke, dominate or impose over other nations’ sovereignty … this monograph is an assessment of the CMC’s strategic objectives and the PLA’s current war-worthiness to secure these …

Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh: Geopolitical Implications

The geostrategic sensitive region of region of Nagorno-Karabakh lies at an intersection of political, ethnic and religious borders of Iran, Turkey, Russia and Georgia. On September 27, 2020 the war broke out with Azerbaijan launching an offensive retake Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding previously Azerbaijani-populated regions. The war was won by Azerbaijan.

India’s Economic Miracle & Nepal

The book “India’s Economic Miracle and Nepal” reiterates the time-tested view that no two countries of the world are as close to each other, particularly at the people-to-people level, as Nepal and India. The relationship between both countries in the socio-cultural, economic, political and spiritual spheres is well known.

Random Thoughts 2019-2020

The scale, intensity and impact of the massive changes the world is witnessing now because of the Covid-19 phenomenon is unprecedented in human history, unthinkable anytime before in the past and constitutes perhaps the greatest challenge to the future of humanity. Greater and bigger disasters in scale, natural and man-made, have hit the world in the distant and recent past.

A Guide on COVID-19 | A Compendium

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the toughest challenges humankind faces. Scores of people have been directly or indirectly affected by the pandemic. Major cities in India and abroad are under state-mandated lockdown while healthcare officials and workers all over the world along with essential services workforce are selflessly providing care to people who have been diagnosed or suspected to have the virus.

Technology, Economics and Geopolitics of 5G Cellular - A Compendium

5G is an investment for the next decade. It is not just a game changer; it is likely emerge as a General Purpose Technology (GPT). 5G mobile will move from being a consumer device to an industrial productivity and efficiency tool, with billions of IoT devices connected seamlessly for transformative applications in all sectors of economies and governance models. Smart cities, hospitals, manufato cturing, agriculture, and transport will get transformed with ultra-fast data throughputs, and near zero latency, which will unleash the potential of AI and ML in all these sectors.

India’s Military Bilateral & Multilateral Exercises in 2019 - A Compendium

The Indian armed forces form an important component in projecting the Government of India’s foreign policy on the world stage. India has always projected and cultivated a well-rounded relationship with its neighbours as well as with countries beyond the region, increasingly the armed forces of India have and will in the future contribute to this holistic out reach.

Return of the Hashishin (Assassin) Cult?: Wider Implications of the Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities

The attack on Saudi oil installations has large scale implications for the hydrocarbon supply to the world specially for countries like China, India and the Asian giants of Japan and South Korea. The Strait of Hormuz becomes critical for energy imports of these countries.

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