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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 >

The Limits of India’s Soft Power in Afghanistan

The latest round of US negotiations with the Taliban in Doha has garnered considerable international attention, with the group’s co-founder, Mullah Baradar, leading the insurgent team. As the search for an end to the long war in Afghanistan has intensified, prospects of a quick-fix solution through peace negotiations by major powers like the US and Read More >

Provocation, war and restraint under the nuclear shadow: The Kargil conflict 1999

The Kargil conflict was a limited war between India and Pakistan fought along the Kashmir Line of Control during the spring/summer of 1999. Named for the principal town in the combat zone on the Indian side, it was the first open warfare between India and Pakistan as declared nuclear weapons states and included the first Read More >

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