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JANUARY 2018

CHINA’S ARMS TRADE WITH RUSSIA: THE EMERGING NEW DYNAMICS
Ms Pinki Roy, Research Associate, CAPS
05 January 2018:
The strategic relationship between China and Russia is arguably one of the most important geopolitical moves of twenty first century....Read more

CASA-1000 CONSTRUCTION: A STEP TOWARDS AFGHANISTAN’S DEVELOPMENT  
Ms Swati Sinha, Research Associate, CAPS
05 January 2018:
In the previous one decade and more, India has made significant project-based investments in Afghanistan, and New Delhi is one of the largest contributors in Afghan efforts towards stability and prosperity....Read more

ELIMINATING CONTROL SURFACES: A NEW BENCHMARK IN AIRCRAFT DESIGN!
Gp Capt TH Anand Rao, Senior Fellow, CAPS
10 January 2018:
The proliferation of drones for military and common use and revolution in drone technology has set the agenda in aviation industry. The next decade will see many innovative concepts like swarm UAVs and miniature drones...Read more

INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE: MAKING INDIA SHINE
Dr Pamreihor Khashimwo, Research Associate, CAPS
19 January 2018:
The Alliance will help in attaining the overall goal of increasing solar energy deployment for achieving energy access and speeding up economic growth of individual member countries....Read more

CHINA’S ARCTIC POLICY: ASSERTING LEADERSHIP ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Dr Puyam Rakesh Singh, Associate Fellow, CAPS
31 January 2018:
 The white paper on ‘China’s Arctic Policy’ reiterates construction of this blue economic passage termed “Polar Silk Road”....Read more

MAY 2018

FAKE NEWS & SOCIAL MEDIA NEXUS: A NEW CHALLENGE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
Ms Kriti Singh, Assistant Professor, GD Goenka University
15 May 2018:
The relationship between fake news and social media is emerging as one of the fresh challenges for national security....Read more

UNDERSTANDING PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JCPOA DECISION & POTENTIAL LOSSES TO THE US
Ms Hina Pandey, Associate Fellow, CAPS
16 May 2018:
 President Trump announced his final decision on the landmark Iran deal after 841 days  of the implementation; a deal that was hailed as a non-proliferation promise by majority of nuclear experts....Read more

CAATSA DEFENCE SANCTION ON RUSSIA BY THE US: THE NEED FOR ‘EXCEPTIONALISM’ TO INDIA
Dr. Chandra Rekha, Research Fellow, ICWA
17 May 2018:
 The impact of US-Russia rivalry is mainly felt by their respective allies, and India being a common ally of both, sanctions is said to put India in a fix....Read more

INDIAN AIR DOMINANCE TO ACHIEVE MARITIME SECURITY IN THE INDIAN OCEAN REGION
Ms Pooja Bhatt, Research Associate, CAPS
23 May 2018:
The Indian Ocean has an important role to play for the region’s overall peace and prosperity and as a ‘road of development in the 21st century....Read more

THE EXPANDING HORIZONS OF CIVIL AVIATION & INDIAN AIR FORCE
Wg Cdr BS Nijjar, Research Fellow, CAPS
30 May 2018:
 A Government of India press release dated May 08, 2018 conveyed a significant decision by Shri Suresh Prabhu the Union minister in charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) which pertained to giving “in principle” approval to two new “greenfield”...Read more

UN’S NEW DISARMAMENT AGENDA ‘TO SECURE OUR WORLD AND OUR FUTURE’
Ms. Sreoshi Sinha, Research Associate, CAPS
31 May 2018:
 The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres, announced a brand new vision for global disarmament in May, this year, to help eliminate nuclear arsenals from a world ...Read more