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Inside India Today: Politics, Security and the Rivalry with China – An Interview with Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

This is the second engagement of NESA’s South Asia Interview series. NESA Distinguished Professor Hassan Abbas interviews Christophe Jaffrelot who is Avantha Chair and Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King’s India Institute and also the Research Lead for the Global Institutes, King’s College London. Hassan Abbas: Welcome Professor Jaffrelot. I am borrowing Read More >

NESA MARSEC Digital Series 4: IOR Digital Roundtable

The fourth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on American experts and how they see the Indian Ocean Region amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  The speakers represented various USG affiliated research institutions, private think tanks, and universities.  The conversation was moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  The conversation covered a wide range of Read More >

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: “The Quad”

In this video brief, NESA Manager of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeffrey Payne, discusses the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or the Quad.  The Quad has four member states: Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. The views presented in this article are those of the speaker or author and do not necessarily represent the views of DoD Read More >

India’s Maritime Vision

The third digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focuses on India’s IOR security calculations and its maritime strategy.  The discussant is Mr. Abhijit Singh of the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi, moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  Highlights from the conversation follow: Q: What is the focal point in Delhi regarding India’s Read More >

It Takes Two to Tango: US and India after the Trump Visit

Dr Rupakjyoti Borah, NESA Alumnus and an Associate Professor at Sharda University, India. The United States and India are the world’s two largest democracies.  While both of them have many things in common, they drifted apart for many years during the latter half of the 20th century. Relations nosedived following India’s nuclear tests in 1998, Read More >

Podcast Interview – The State of Negotiations for Peace in Afghanistan

NESA Professor Dr. Hassan Abbas sat down with Kamran Bokhari of The Center for Global Policy (CGP) for a special, co-produced with NESA, episode of The Lodestar Podcast discussing the state of negotiations for peace in Afghanistan.   Episode Transcript Dr. Abbas, who recently wrote a Special Analysis for CGP on the subject, argues that Read More >

Beyond Covid, Australia’s big stake in India’s military reorganization

NESA Alumnus David Brewster offers this analysis of India’s military reorganization as it pertains to India’s likely future abilities to act as a regional security provider across the oceanic space shared with Australia. This paper first appeared in the Sidney-based Lowy Institute’s ‘The Interpreter’ on 1 April 2020.

Pakistan and the Future of the Taliban: 10 Things to Consider

“Developing an intra-Afghan understanding is a necessary step for peacebuilding in Afghanistan, but it cannot happen with Afghanistan’s neighbors pulling the various groups in different directions. U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, had a clear mandate to cut a deal with the Taliban and, to give him his due, he pursued it with Read More >

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