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November 2016

The Persistence of Nehruvianism in India's Strategic Culture

Ian Hall

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter analyzes India’s strategic culture in terms of the cultural resources on which its strategic elite draws, the main traditions of strategic thought, and their influence on India’s behavior.

July 2016

The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

Ken Jimbo, Udai Bhanu Singh, Siew Mun Tang, David Capie, Brendan Taylor, Lee Jaehyon, Victor Sumsky, See Seng Tan, Kurt Leffler and Penghong Cai


This Asia Policy roundtable examines the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) from the perspectives of ASEAN and the eight Plus countries—Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.

July 2016

India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean

David Brewster, Abhijit Singh, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Raja Menon, Rory Medcalf, Zhu Li, Darshana M. Baruah, John W. Garver and You Ji


This Asia Policy roundtable brings together leading scholars and practitioners from India, China, the United States, and Australia to better understand Indian and Chinese perspectives about their respective roles and relationships in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain.

June 2016

The Role of Transportation in the Future of Urban Developing Asia: A Case Study of India


This paper examines the role of dominant transportation technologies in managing the mobility needs of differently sized cities in India and draws implications that are similar for other countries in developing Asia.

June 2016

Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future

Policy Q&A

Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University) comments on the key issues examined in the NBR Special Report "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future" and explains the practical implications of a multipolar nuclear order.

May 2016

India's Maritime Stakes in the South Asian Littoral


In light of recent developments in the waters around India, Abhijit Singh (Observer Research Foundation) looks at New Delhi’s maritime operations and partnerships in the context of South Asia’s evolving maritime politics.

March 2016

Rising to the Challenge of Energy Security


Tom Cutler (Cutler International, LLC) and Clara Gillispie (NBR) consider how the United States, China, and India are individually responding to energy security challenges, and where collective action could better advance all three countries' shared interests.

February 2016

India-Pakistan Relations and Regional Stability

Aryaman Bhatnagar and C. Raja Mohan


This essay reviews the current state of India-Pakistan relations and examines the prospects for bilateral and regional cooperation between the two South Asian neighbors.

February 2016

India's Space Program: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Concerns

Policy Q&A

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan (Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi) discusses the new security focus in India's space program and the country's primary strategic concerns in this domain as well as the prospects for potential commercial actors in India's space sector and the role of foreign partners in the development of new technologies.

January 2016

India's Strategic Stakes in the South China Sea

Abhijit Singh


This essay is part of the roundtable " Non-claimant Perspectives on the South China Sea Disputes."

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